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Aperture crashes on rMBP, I need help

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saba01 Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
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Nov 9, 2013 12:05 PM

Hi,

I am working with Aperture since the beginning and never had any issue. I did work on 17 MBP and pulled now the plug on a maxed out 15 rMBP (16 GB, 1TB). I have transferred the library from my 17 to the retina. Now when I work in a project (usually around 1200 pictures JPEG 16 MP) Aperture or better the whole computer crashes after working for 15 to 20 min just sorting out pictures and deleting the ones not needed. The computer just becomes unresponsive and freezes so it has to be restarted. Before it happens I get usually a memory warning 3 to 4 times. I never had something like that in the past 7 or so years working with Aperture. Any Idea? It is almost impossible to work now professional with the Retina; so any help is highly appreciated .

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,440 points)
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    Nov 9, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to saba01)

    My rMBP runs circles around my old Mac Pro with Aperture, so do not understand what may be your problem.

     

    What version of Aperture and OSX, btw, and how did you install Aperture?  Directly or by migration from the old MBP?

     

    Ernie

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,440 points)
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    Nov 9, 2013 7:46 PM (in response to saba01)

    I doubt that conclusion as cause.  I believe a Repair of the Library might be in order.

     

    Ernie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Nov 9, 2013 10:42 PM (in response to saba01)
    until it stalls, I somehow have the feeling that the 1TB SSD is too fast, so Aperture chokes??

     

    Aperture 3.5 is working well for me on the internal SSD (MBP) with 16 GB RAM. But it would not hurt to run a File System Check on your System drive with Disk Utility . Select the system partition in the sidebar of Disk Utility and run "Verify Disk". Is all o.k.? (Don't run "Repair Permissions" from Disk Utility on a drive with an Aperture Library).

     

     

    Now when I work in a project (usually around 1200 pictures JPEG 16 MP) Aperture or better the whole computer crashes after working for 15 to 20 min just sorting out pictures and deleting the ones not needed. The computer just becomes unresponsive and freezes so it has to be restarted.

     

    Just to be clear - the title of your question says "Aperture crashes", but now you are saying "Aperture is unresponsive". Does Aperture actually crash with an error message and crash report, or is it just hanging?

    Repair of library was my first idea, so I did that :-(

    Have you repaired permissions or repaired the database, or both?  After migrating the library to a new user account, "Repair permissions" id necessary. And after each force quit a "Repair database" is necessary strongly recommended.

     

    How did you move your Aperture library over? Copy using the Finder, migrate with Migration Assistant?

     

    Your Aperture library may contain files, that are not readable or cannot be processed by Aperture.  While you are working with Aperture, do you have the "Activity Window" open (View > Show Activity). Do you see any activities in that window, when Aperture is starting to hang?

     

    Do you see any error messages in the Console Window?

     

    Do you get the same erratic behaviour, if you start Aperture with the Shift-key held down, to defer the generation of previews?

  • firstlaunch Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to saba01)

    The log doesn't point to Aperture. Looks like a system issue. Do you have another log that notes Aperture?

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to saba01)

    You're in good hands with the others here.  I would look into Mobile Me, and make sure you have nothing in Aperture relating to Mobile Me (first place to look: the Web tab of Aperture Preferences).

     

    And you might try disabling your memory-reporting and any other non-Apple system-metrics software.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to saba01)

    I get in the status bar the used and free memory displayed in real time always.

    Is that iStat menu? Then make sure, that it has been updated to the latest version. I have seen quite a few reports, that the older version has been causing problems with Mavericks.

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