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  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (38,830 points)

    Thanks for the bug report link.

     

    The fact that others have related Apple "is aware of the problem" seems highly atypical to me, and suggests they may have a fix already in the works.

    4. If you decide to wait for an Apple solution "love the one you're with" - S. Stills (1970)

     

    Amen to that

  • badga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    try this if you get fed up with it.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19758992#19758992

  • Frustrated Fan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sounds like that worked great.

     

    However, according to the techincal support person I spoke with at Apple, there is a less "erasive" way to do this. They suggested:

     

    1.  Shutdown

    2.  Reboot while holding down the option key

    3.  Click on "Recover from HD"

    4.  Choose "Reinstall Mac OS X"

     

    That should take about an hour, and re-install your original OS X version that shipped with your computer.  They claim that this system re-install should occur without erasing data.  Still, if it were me (and I haven't tried this yet), I would backup any recent files that I know I haven't backed up anywhere (manually click and drag onto flash drive or external drive), to make certain no data is going to be lost.

     

    Knowing my luck, I'd lose data...I'm going wait for the apple fix.

  • jeffhipfneryk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The only way to temporarily fix this problem is to disable spotlight. I can't go back to 10.7.4 because I use Aperture and the new version requires 10.7.5. I wish I had know about the issue before. I'll just wait until a fix is out.

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (38,830 points)

     

    Frustrated Fan wrote:

     

    … according to the techincal support person I spoke with at Apple, there is a less "erasive" way to do this.

     

     

    Reinstalling OS X will not erase any user data, no worries there.

     

    I am not certain exactly what point version of Lion OS X Recovery will install though. If it's prior to 10.7.5 that's great, so after that download and install the Combo updater for 10.7.4 here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1524

     

    Whether this is more or less cumbersome than restoring from an appropriate 10.7.4 Time Machine backup is a function of an individual user's backup practices.

  • AnkurVNS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that. I am facing this same issue.

    I am fed up with Apple messing up is some way or another with every update

  • malaco-blu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    +1 same issue

     

    no solution yet? ****...

  • Venares Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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  • norbertm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same problem here - PLEASE FIX IT APPLE - I already lost hours of

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  • poflynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)

    jeffhipfneryk wrote:

     

    The only way to temporarily fix this problem is to disable spotlight. I can't go back to 10.7.4 because I use Aperture and the new version requires 10.7.5. I wish I had know about the issue before. I'll just wait until a fix is out.

    How do I disable Spotlight?

  • sttmjoc0 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    At the shell:

     

    $ sudo mdutil -s -a

     

    will print the Spotlight status for all your drives. To disable it on your local drive /, do

     

    $ sudo mdutil -d /

  • anthony142 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    SLOW backup after i upgraded to OS Lion 10.7.5.  It takes 9-12 HOURS to back up 3 GB.  This is killing me.

     

    Apple - are you listening?

     

    Anyone - can you tell me if there is a work-around, or am i stuck with this SLOW backup?  Help!

  • sttmjoc0 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    There is no workaround at the moment. I've disabled both Time Machine and Spotlight until Apple provides a fix.

     

    Carbon Copy Cloner with two additional external drives come in handy for situations like this :/

  • poflynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)

    sttmjoc0 wrote:

     

    At the shell:

     

    $ sudo mdutil -s -a

     

    will print the Spotlight status for all your drives. To disable it on your local drive /, do

     

    $ sudo mdutil -d /

    Say what? "At the shell"? I don't speak the language.

  • sttmjoc0 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Open the Terminal application from the Utilities.

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