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desertboomer 06-21-2009 08:27 PM

Permissions on Leopard Clones
Just finished upgrading to Mac's 10.5 (Leopard)
SD's been grinding away for 20 min, and it's still on Repairing Permissions!

Is that normal?


dnanian 06-21-2009 10:03 PM

Repair permissions is slow under Leopard (we simply ask Disk Utility to do it). I'd just turn that option off.

desertboomer 06-23-2009 02:20 PM

ok- thanks. It seems to be ok now,

Maybe I jumped the gun, or maybe the mac was maxed out on ram, and running super slow. In any case, I restarted, and ran it all again, and the cloning seemed back to normal.

On a similar subject, I can see that with the slower iBook speed,
as my HD load roars past 50 GB, even SmartUpdate cloning takes over an hour- 'evaluating' I guess.

Is there a link to help me program SD to further refine the 'SmartUpdate' criteria?


dnanian 06-23-2009 02:33 PM

We're not evaluating for the most part; if it's taking over an hour, it's likely because a lot of files are being copied, you still have Repair Permissions on, or you're running an AntiVirus program...

desertboomer 06-27-2009 08:33 PM

You were right. 1st time Leopard permissions take a long time.

Be aware that after upgrading to Leopard,
my HD (about 60 Gb of data) needed 1+ hour to do permissions!
And that was after all 10.4 permissions were repaired, just before upgrading.

SD was most likely NOT hung up- just grinding away. <g>

jeremy_m 07-04-2009 08:16 AM

repair permissions is quicker in 10.5.7 for me
I've turned repair permissions back on after the 10.5.7 update, it seems to be pretty quick for me now, in the 3-5 min range. Before the 10.5.7 update, I had turned if off for the same reasons mentioned above in the this thread, and suggested by Dave.
~ Jeremy

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