[OT] Mac Beach Ball Party (or welcome to hell, here's your mac)
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon May 14 14:49:19 EDT 2012
No, I would never do that. I know USB was made for keyboards and dongles
and useless for big data movement. This was done on a new Mac Pro copying
between internal drives. (there are 4 possible on a Pro).
The installers and migrators appear to be much slower than 'regular' file
I have a lot of files. Over a million.
On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> Are you using USB? Is it on a USB bus with other drives that may be in
> use? That would suck up the already limited bandwidth on a USB chain.
> Firewire 800 seems to take a couple hours or less for most of my migrations.
> On May 14, 2012, at 11:29 AM, stephen barncard wrote:
> > my statements may have appeared contradictory in the previous message.
> > 1. I did a apple store* Lion 10.7.4* "on top of" a previous installation
> > Saturday. 9 hours
> > 2. I did a fresh 10.7.4 re-install on Sunday. 18 hours
> > re-written:
> > summary of my 'lost weekend':
> > 1. Installing apple store* Lion 10.7.4* "on top of" a previous
> > installation worked better, but still took over 4 minutes to completely
> > boot up. Some applications will still seem sluggish when starting up. No
> > beachball though. It took about 9 hours to install. Most disturbing on
> > install is the progress indicator, telling me 36 hours at first, but
> > settling into alternating between 24 and 12. In other words, progress
> > indicators don't mean squat.
> > 2. I finally did a fresh 10.7.4 re-install on Sunday.
> > A 'fresh' install of 10.7.4 with migrated files will take less than a
> > minute to completely boot up. Things seem pretty normal now. It took 18
> > hours for this latest apple store version to install and move all the
> > (via migration assistant). I can imagine it would take a couple of days
> > if I had a filled 1TB disk and tried to do this.
> > 3. A 'fresh' install of 10.7.4 without migrating my thousands of
> > and hundreds of applications is blindingly fast and boots faster than the
> > above.
> > other settings that may help avoid Mr. Beachball and delays:
> > Turn off the 'size' checkbox and 'show icon preview' in folder prefs,
> > click "use as defaults"
> > Stephen Barncard
> > San Francisco Ca. USA
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