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Why is Aperture is getting stuck updating vault

714 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2013 11:38 PM by PaulMacrascal RSS
JDH from WA Calculating status...
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Sep 15, 2013 5:24 AM

Hi I am having trouble with the vault backing up. It seems to freeze, as does the program- I am unable to close Aperture or do anything once it gets stuck. I am trying a new vault because I purchased a new External HD. Does anyone have any ideas? I have a large library so I let it run over night thinking that was an issue, but the status bar did not change.   Thank you

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Sep 15, 2013 7:45 AM (in response to JDH from WA)

    When I have had this problem in the past it was usually due to not having run a repair library before createing or updating the vault.


    I suggest you stop Aperture (while force quitting Aperture is never a good idea doing during a vault operation seems to have the least negative consequences) reboot your system, then start Aperture while holding the option and command keys down. Run a library repair and then try creating a new vault.


    Post back if you still have troubles.




  • PaulMacrascal Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2013 11:38 PM (in response to JDH from WA)

    Hi Frank

    I have the same problem as JDH from WA (15 Sept 13):

    I followed your advice:

    I rebooted my computer, then start Aperture while holding the option and command keys down, and ran a full repair:

    Repair Database       [Repairing Library Database]

    Rebuild Database

    Repair Permissions  [Checking library consistency]

         Restarting Aperture between each repair/rebuild.

    I then created a new Vault on extHD. Successful (right thru to little black circle--which wasn't previously happening). I added a few photos to library (with further subsequent repairs just to be sure) and tried to update the Vault (by clicking on little circle). But Aperture crashed [ie no action: Force Quit shows 'Aperture (not responding)']. I've repeated this process many times with no luck.

    Any further suggestions?



    System: OS 10.8.5 Aperture 3.4.5 ext HD: Lacie500GB (no other files). Size of Aperture Library 200GB.


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