[OT] Mac Beach Ball Party (or welcome to hell, here's your mac)

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Sat May 12 01:46:30 EDT 2012


yes thank you Kay, actually these are the first places I looked, the usual
suspects. Something deeper might be going on, including the fact that I was
using a developer preview when I first installed Lion, and it never let me
upgrade beyond .0

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually missed a big one off the list.
>
> Spotlight - which would show up as mdworker in Activity Monitor. If you've
> added a 'new' HD, internal or external and haven't set Spotlight to ignore
> it then Spotlight may take forever to process it and you will definitely
> end up with the beachball.
>
> New in this case would mean something like moving your 1.75TB of backups to
> a new 3TB drive. Spotlight will spend forever doing it's thing to the
> 1.75TB already on the drive.
>
> I always add Backup/Archive HDs to Spotlight's Privacy list - but many
> times I forget with upgrades and it isn't until I'm left with an
> unresponsive system that I crack open AM and find the culprit.
>
> Also, what Sharing services have you set up. Is it possible someone is
> accessing iTunes, iPhoto or large files - you turned it on and forgot to
> turn it off? What about iCloud, are you snap happy and is iPhoto constantly
> updating your last 1000 photos to iCloud? Again, AM should help you pin
> point it.
>
> HTH
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