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Time Machine Slow on Lion 10.7.5

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  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 5:11 PM (in response to badga)

    I just installed it, and it seems to fix it, at least for me.

     

    Should be avaiable via Software Update, the App Store, or directly from: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1599

  • Garrett Jackson Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2012 5:53 PM (in response to Pondini)

    The supplemental update worked on my system also.

  • PERockwell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 6:05 PM (in response to Garrett Jackson)

    Cautiously optimistic.

     

    Just installed the update and so far so good.  mds and mdworker processes are getting plenty of CPU time to rebuild the Spotlight indices, where they did not before the update. I'm down to 34 minutes remaining on indexing (as opposed to weeks or months) and the progress bar keeps moving.

     

    Haven't kicked off a Time Machine backup yet. Keeping fingers crossed.

  • Rick Whitelaw Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 7:49 PM (in response to PERockwell)

    The supplemental update seems to be doing what it should. Since I lost 3 years of backup last night TM had to back up 75GB and seems to be doing it in a few hours, or normal. The biggest improvement is Spotlight indexing which appears to be 15 minutes from completion after going non-stop for a long time . . . probably weeks. I'm hopeful.

  • Rick Whitelaw Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 7:56 PM (in response to Rick Whitelaw)

    As well, I'm running the TM backup and rebuilding the Spotlight indeces at the same time without a problem.

  • Alikhar Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to badga)

    Hi all

     

    I also had major problems with the 10.7.5 which effected my time machine back ups and spotlight indexing.

    I resinstalled 10.7.4 last with a time machine back up (took 4.5 hours!) and now my mac is back to 10.7.4 and working fine... EXCEPT the time machine is still incredibly slow and not working as it should. I have tried the terminal commands that have been suggested for this issue but it hasn't done antything!

     

    for now, unless anyone has for sure fixes, I'll wait until Apple hopefully sort this out, but it's been a major nightmare whilst I'm in the middle of 4 film scores! Not amused!!!

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to Alikhar)

    Alikhar wrote:

     

    . . .

    for now, unless anyone has for sure fixes, I'll wait until Apple hopefully sort this out, but it's been a major nightmare whilst I'm in the middle of 4 film scores! Not amused!!!

    As noted in earlier posts, a fix has been released. 

     

    Avaiable via Software Update, the App Store, or directly from: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1599

  • Alikhar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 6:16 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Yup thanks! I didn't see the earlier pages until after I'd posted this! still, having lost a day's work I'm afraid to update again.

    If I do go ahead, do I have to do the first OS X 10.5.7 update and then the fix update, or can I just go straight to the fix update?

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to Alikhar)

    Use Software Update or the App Store -- that will show the update(s) you need.

     

    If you're on 10.7.5 already, you can skip that and use the direct link.

  • Alikhar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 6:30 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Hi again- thanks for this.

     

    I actually reinstalled 10.7.4 last night (as I explained in my post) so can I just double check with you (one more time- sorry!) that if I use Software Update to install 10.7.5 this has now been fixed and i won't need to go to the App store to get the fix. I just need to use the software update? Yes?

     

     

    THANKS!

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Alikhar)

    You'll need both updates: the 10.7.5 and the "supplemental."  The new one is quite small, and does not include the basic 10.7.5.

     

    Software Update or the App Store will show you both.  I suspect it will show only the 10.7.5 update first, then, after it's applied, the supplemental.

     

     

    Or get them directly:

     

    Lion 10.7.5: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1583

     

    Lion 10.7.5 supplemental Update: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1599


    You can download them both first, but install 10.7.5 before installing the supplemental.

     

    Message was edited by: Pondini

  • Alikhar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Ah ok! thanks for making that clear for me.

     

    I'll brave it over the w/e unless I start reading more troubles before then!

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to Alikhar)

    Cool.  It won't take long -- they're both fairly small and apply pretty quickly. 

     

    Let us know how it goes.

  • AHSmith Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to Pondini)

    This worked for me!

     

    Before this, my backup ran all day and got as far as 9 of 20GB and seemed to stall in that range for a long time. This was a relatively new problem. I had done many back-ups in the months preceding, without delay, so I guess it was an update that caused the problem...?

     

    Thanks for the advice.

  • gdiaz59 Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to badga)

    The Supplemental update (11G63) worked for me. Now my backups work fine.

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