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Stuck in 'Processing' after rebuild

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I have a 140k image library. I moved to Aperture because Apple advised me that iPhoto wasn't built to handle large libraries and I should move to Aperture.

I only have about 110k images, the rest are duplicates because the iPhoto to Aperture conversion didn't complete fully and I had to import directly form an export - where all the 'versions' became their own images. But the duplication I can handle - I am on the ready with 'Duplicate Annihilator'

The real problem is that Aperture keeps going into a 'Processing' state

I have done several rebuilds after realizing that 'repair' wasn't cutting it.

The rebuild takes 4 hours where it reports # versions restored

After this - it is stuck in 'Procesing; - and I have left it for 24 hrs - and I don't think it is doing anything. Even 'Show Status Cmd-Shift-0 doesn't respond

In Aperture, I moved all my events to 'referenced' - Not wanting to be in 'Managed' mode as was iPhoto

 

Any pointers - ? Is there any way I can see if anything is moving within 'Processing'. Activity Monitor is pretty uneventful during this state

 

I have to Force Quit it  - This is after a 'Rebuild ' !! From all my research - A rebuild is supposed to fix everything !

 

iMac 3.2 GHz 12 Gb RAM

Aperture 3.4.5

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 12 Gb RAM
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jul 1, 2013 11:40 PM (in response to switchr)
    110k images

     

    Don't be impatient - let Aperture run. For such a large library the rebuild may take several days, no kidding - and the progress bar is unreliable, also the "not responding" in the "Force Quit" panel.

     

    I have to Force Quit it  - This is after a 'Rebuild ' !! From all my research - A rebuild is supposed to fix everything !

     

    Don't force quit only after a few hours - you will not get anywhere this way, only corrupt the library more.

     

    Does the CPU time for Aperture increase slightly in Process Monitor, if you watch it for  a few hours?

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jul 3, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to switchr)

    How are people able to determine it is stuck processing the same image ?

    Is there a way to tell what image is currently being processed ?

    Only, if you are able to get to Aperture's Activity Viewer:

    From the main menu bar: Window > Show Activity.

     

    But I assume, the menu items are not accessible right now?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jul 3, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to switchr)

    The rebuild takes 4 hours where it reports # versions restored

    After this - it is stuck in 'Procesing; - and I have left it for 24 hrs - and I don't think it is doing anything. Even 'Show Status Cmd-Shift-0 doesn't respond

    In Aperture, I moved all my events to 'referenced' - Not wanting to be in 'Managed' mode as was iPhoto

    More than two days, that is close to the longest processing time I have seen reported here.

     

    If your library is truck on processing a corrupted image file after rebuilding, you could try to relauch Aperture with the shift-key held down. This will defer the generation of previews, and you should be able to open the Activity Window ⇧⌘0.

    Now select the images from half of your projects and run the command "Photos > Update previews".

    Watch the Activity viewer for the names of the files that are being processed and see, if any tasks are hanging.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Jul 3, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to switchr)

    You're going to need to explain this

    I only have about 110k images, the rest are duplicates because the iPhoto to Aperture conversion didn't complete fully and I had to import directly form an export - where all the 'versions' became their own images.

    What iPhoto to Aperture conversion are we talking about? What version of iPhoto? Where did the original Aperture library come from?

     

     

    Is the hang happening in the rebuild or is the rebuild finishing and the hang happens when you try to open the library normally?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Jul 3, 2013 6:07 PM (in response to switchr)

    Have you tried to open the library with the shift key held down?

     

    That is the next step you need to take to see if the problem is in building the previews.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jul 4, 2013 2:39 AM (in response to switchr)

    Correct. Am happy to set aside problem images if I only knew which ones. Hopefully not too many .

    Try to render previews by manually selecting sets of images, after launching Aperture with the Shift-key held down. You can do it systematically by trying half of the images at a time, see:

     

                     How to Screen an Aperture Library for Corrupted Image Files or Videos

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