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  • Mac From Start Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not wanting to be a wet blanket, but that was exactly the solution I tried.  Maybe I should have just kept the reindexing going, but after Spotlight had spent 21 hours indexing and told me it had 34 hours left to go I gave up.

  • Dimaxum Level 5 Level 5 (5,985 points)

    Hi,

     

     

    Ra_ wrote:

     

    Dimaxum wrote:

     

    Hi,

     

    To everybody who is struggeling with Spotlight.

     

    Read my latest post ...

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4375642

     

    Dimaxum

     

    Doesn't work for me.

     

    And why is it NOT working for you ??

     

    How can you say this ?? You have to wait what Spotlight is doing ...

     

    Please describe "why" you think this is not working.

     

    Dimaxum

  • JackPot62 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dimaximum: Does'nt work for me and I also do not know why.

     

    There is actually no need for onyx

    or any other "helpers". In fact these

    tools are dangerous in this case.

     

    Try this or wait until Apple can fix it or switch to windows ;o)

     

     

    1. Stop Spotlight in Terminal:  sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

     

    2. Delete Spotlight directory in Terminal: sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100

     

    3. Run Time Machine at normal speed.

     

    4. Delete unneccessary mdimporters

     

    5. Switch on Spotlight in Terminal: sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

     

    6. Run Spotlight

     

    As I wrote on my previous post: I was down to 4 hours (50% ar now done).

     

    If you use your computer during the indexing (like I do now) it takes longer.

  • Ra_ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)


    And why is it NOT working for you ??

     

    How can you say this ?? You have to wait what Spotlight is doing ...

     

    Please describe "why" you think this is not working.

     

    Dimaxum

    Well, I certainely don't know why it is not working, that's the problem, right?

     

    I tryed everything but when spotlight is on it's indexing for ever and backups are insanely slow, when spotlight is off the backup acts normally.

    I choose TM backups over Spotlight until Apple fixes it.

  • Venares Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Delete unneccessary mdimporters

    Hello,

     

    what are mdimporters? How do I delete them?

     

     

    There is actually no need for onyx

    or any other "helpers". In fact these

    tools are dangerous in this case.

    Why are these tools dangerous in this case.

     

    By the way: I have used the your given terminal commands, and I have used one of these little helpers (Cache Cleaener) and Spotlight has finished indexing after a few hours, but with Spotlight on Time Machine is still slow (needs about 10 minutes for 5 MB)

  • JackPot62 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @ Venares

     

    I do not really like helpers like Tinker Tool, Onyx etc.

    But it is a personal thing. OS X has all tools onboard from

    my point of view.

     

    mdimporters are "plug ins" for spotlight.

     

    You may find them here:

     

    (user/library/spotlight AND library/spotlight):

     

    Drag them into trash but do not delete them.

     

    I've had (you may found others).

     

    FontMDI.mdimporter

    GBSpotlightImporter.mdimporter

    iWork.mdimporter

    ParallelsMD.mdimporter

    ParallelsQL.qlgenerator

    QuarkXPress.mdimporter

    Wolfram Notebook.mdimporter

     

    Do NOT delete the mdimporters in system/library/spotlight

     

    There are:

     

    Application.mdimporter

    Archives.mdimporter

    Audio.mdimporter

    Automator.mdimporter

    Bookmarks.mdimporter

    Chat.mdimporter

    CoreMedia.mdimporter

    Font.mdimporter

    iCal.mdimporter

    Image.mdimporter

    iPhoto.mdimporter

    iPhoto8.mdimporter

    Mail.mdimporter

    MIDI.mdimporter

    PDF.mdimporter

    PS.mdimporter

    QuartzComposer.mdimporter

    RichText.mdimporter

    SystemPrefs.mdimporter

    vCard.mdimporter

  • Dimaxum Level 5 Level 5 (5,985 points)

    Hi Ra_

     

    You have to disable TimeMachine until Spotlight is finishing the job.

     

    Spotlight and TimeMachine are related to each other, as long Spotlight is trying to indexing in the same time TimeMachine is trying to make a backup.

     

    After Spotlight is working again TimeMachine takes a view minutes to backup.

     

    Dimaxum

  • JackPot62 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dimaxum did I understand you right:

     

    When you fire up Spotlight, Time Machine will also launch?

  • Ra_ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No I'm saying that with Spotlight off, TM works normally, as stated numbers of time before.

  • Ra_ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Dimaxum, as I said, I tryed everything. This doesn't work for me either.

     

    As far as I understand this issue, it's ok for people who just upgraded to 10.7.5 and are still on incremental TM backups, it's small chunks, background proccess, you probably won't notice the bug.

    But as I changed my hard drive and had to do a fresh full backup and Spotlight reindexing, then it's days and weeks of indexing and backup.

    There is nothing we can do in that case (as far as I know).

  • Dimaxum Level 5 Level 5 (5,985 points)

    Okay, now I understand.

     

    Good luck ...

     

    Dimaxum

  • peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)

    Not reading thru 22 pages so apologies if already stated, but what I did was disable Spotlight to do a Time Machine backup then reactivated it. Time machine is more important to me.

     

    two worring features:-

     

    1. Before I disabled spotlight, Time Machine was stuck at "Backing up 40k of 245MB. After I disabled Spotlight it zoomed through the backup but actually backed up 3.5GB . Why the disparity I wonder?

     

    2. What the flip is Apple doing releasing this garbage upgrade unless it is to get us to pay money for Mountain Lion??

     

    I am not printing the commands here but link is

     

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/12/10/disable-or-enable-spotlight-in-mac-os-x-lion/#com ment-432396

  • Ra_ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Allready stated a million times

  • peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)

    Ra_ wrote:

     

    Allready stated a million times

    It needs to be. 

     

    Now that spotlight is reinstated and has finished indexing, it still screws up Time Machine. Not just slow, stuck. Maybe that's been stated a million times too. Sorry, but disgrace on Apple.

  • Francisc Pop Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    peter_watt wrote:

     

    Ra_ wrote:

     

    Allready stated a million times

    It needs to be. 

     

    Now that spotlight is reinstated and has finished indexing, it still screws up Time Machine. Not just slow, stuck. Maybe that's been stated a million times too. Sorry, but disgrace on Apple.

    I agree with you.

     

    http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-tn-apple-maps-app-lion-upgrade-20120 928,0,6673140.story

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