I have had discussions via email at length with apple tech support as they contacted me directly due to this post! That was really a gerat thing..
after much work and lots of troubleshooting and trying different scenarios the system is pretty much as stated above except it did crash once with an internal system drive library I created for testing. But for the most part was exptremly stable on the internal drive.
Apple has determined that i have a hardware issue of undeterminable origin that has cropped up and caused all these issue.
I thought I would let everyone know.
The same here! Since Mavericks my Aperture is crashing all the time when I'm trying to close it.
No update of sharing previews, because it crashes every time.
I have and had no hardware problems, but my Aperture database is pretty large = 700 GB.
It worked without crashes with 10.8.
I'm pretty sure they changed the data handling and they have NOT tested it with larger database files.
2 x 6-core, 64 GB RAM, 9TB Soft Raid
Apple recomended that I make sure the external drive is working and with out errors I called GTech and talked with them. The tech I talked to said he has had a few calls from people upgrading to Mavericks and his recomendation has been to reset the SMC and PRAM would be the first step then re partitioning would be next. He said that resetting the PRAM resets the FireWire bus. I have reset the SMC already but did it again then reset the PRAM.
I have been working with Aperture for over 3 hours now with out error, freeze, or any issues whatsoever. And this is as the origional set up so... I don't want to Jinx myself but it was crashing about 4 times per hour so I am getting a better feeling.
I'll post if this does not permanently solve the issue.
Thanks all for your help.
some problems happen to me.
When I use aperture 3.5 mavericks crash.
These are the step to go to crash (video flipper, i need to forse shutdown and reset pram after)
1. open aperture
2. create a project
3 from another project adjust image then copy to project (2)
4. export image to a folder
5. (if select 10 or 20 image) system -crash..kernel panic, video hang i can't do anyhing only a "brutal" shutdown
6. when i restart aperture...aperture say "library damaged, repair?" I repair
...the same things
I am having the same crash symptoms. Never had this problem until Aperture 3.5 and Mavericks. If I work in Aperture about an hour, then as I perform an action such as adjusting contrast, etc. the system crashes and reboots. Sometimes have to do a hard restart.
I definitely have enough horsepower as I am working on a 2012 iMac, 3.4 GHz Core i7, 32 GB RAM, 2TB Fusion drive. Never had this issue working with Apeture before latest update to Mavericks and Aperture 3.5.
Unfortunately the day after I reset the PRAM it started crashing again. Resetting the Pram did not fix it again. Not sure why...
Very unfortunate and I really cant figure out why it's only happening with Aperture. Apple said its a hardware issue but if it was, I would expect it to happen with other system intense programs like Final Cut and Plural Eyes. but it does not.
though you all should know it was not a permanent fix to reset the PRAM. At least for me.