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mr eric p
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Time Machine Meltdowns

Mar 4, 2012 10:26 AM

Tags: #mac #lightroom_4_beta #time_machine

Has anyone else had trouble with Time Machine backups initiating while using the LR4b?


The Time Machine backup will hang on me indefinitley, such that I have to click "Stop Backing Up" in the menu bar. When I next attempt to shut down my computer, it will get stuck on the gray screen with the spinner... and have to shut it down by holding down the power button (very bad!). After a restart, spotlight has to re-index my whole machine all over again from scratch.


I think this may only happen to me when a TM backup gets initiated during a camera import? And may be related to a faulty USB cable I had interrupting the imports before they could complete? It's happened to me 4-5 times in the month that I've been using the beta.

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    Mar 4, 2012 2:42 PM   in reply to mr eric p

    You really don't want Time Machine to be backing up Lightroom databases while running–Apple also suggests not backing up Aperture either. You should exclude LR from Time Machines...back up your images, but let LR handle it's own backup.

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