All this was running fine before the last minor upgrade!
Yes it was. Now it's not:
Summary: the upgrade broke Spotlight, which manifests itself in absurdly slow Time Machine performance.
We just have to wait for Apple to fix it.
Don't know if your Canon EOS utility is related or not. Probably not I would think.
Thanks. That really helped.
That's amazing. Apple are now so arrogant they don't think they need to test their releases I guess.
Their App Store won't work without Spotlight, and gives a retarted nonsensical error message if you disable Spotlight.
You enable Spotlight and you can't do backups, even with all your files - except "Applications" - excluded from Spotlight and still it's as slow a s a dog.
I guess you could make a 'start/stop' Spotlight script depending on whether or not you wanted to check for application updates or make a backup. Right now they are mutually exclusive activiteis on the "best operating system in the world' as they describe it.
This is happening more and more since Jobs died. I guess they can hit more milestones and get more internal pay bonuses at the expense of the quality that he so strived for. Apple maps, another example.
Turning into another Microsoft. If the 3 or 4 people that are doing all the design/innovation work all left, they've pretty much got nothing left.