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Old 03-10-2011, 10:40 AM
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Backup hangs on Restoring Spotlight state

I have multiple macs running SD!. All of them are creating read/write sparse images on the same NAS device.

Recently, one of my mac's has been having a problem where it hangs on the Restoring Spotlight state step. Yesterday, it ran 20 hours before I canceled the backup.

I use Time capsule to backup hourly, and SD! to create a disk image nightly. So, it's not a huge issue, but I would like to get this going again. I can't seem to find anything in particular that would be causing this problem. I don't seem to have it on any others.

Before I deleted and re-created the backup disk image, I wanted to see if there is something I could / should do to either fix the problem, or, more importantly, make sure it doesn't happen if I simply start over with a new image.

I have macbook pros, macbook air, and macbook mini that run SD!. It is the macbook mini that seems to have the problem.

I'm running SD! 2.6.2 v87 on the mini, and OS X 10.6.6


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Old 03-10-2011, 01:58 PM
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Well, when we're restoring the spotlight state, we're literally just doing a simple operation. If it's hanging like that, that drive, connection, image, etc is likely failing or generating an error in OSX that's causing the 'hang'.

Have you tried deleting the image and allowing it to be recreated?
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:51 PM
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That's kind of what I thought, but I wanted to check first before I created the new image.

I'll do that tonight.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:39 AM
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that didn't work

Okay, so I deleted the sparse image file for the backup last night, and let SD! create a new image. It's been running 11 hours now.

Funny thing is, backups for my other mac ran just fine last night, and is creating the image file on the same NAS, just s different directory.

I do run the Repair Permissions on the HD prior to backup, and everything else seems to be okay.

Any suggestions?

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It's at the "restoring spotlight state" step?
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:51 PM
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Yes, that's the step it sits at.
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