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Old 02-06-2008, 09:28 AM
mykmelez mykmelez is offline
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SD stuck, other apps frozen, external HD wouldn't mount afterwards on 2.5 first run

I updated to 2.5 yesterday, and the first time I ran it and told it to do a backup from my MacBook Pro's internal hard drive to an external Maxtor firewire drive, it got stuck repairing permissions (but didn't freeze, the timer continued ticking away the seconds), and after about 10 minutes my other running applications (Firefox, Thunderbird,, and one other I can't recall; might have been Colloquy) all froze one after another.

I think they froze when they tried to access the filesystem. In, the terminal tabs froze individually when I tried to run ps or truss in them. And commands in the Apple menu like Restart and Shut Down didn't work. So I hard restarted my machine, and when it came back up it wouldn't mount my Maxtor firewire drive.

Unplugging and replugging the firewire cable didn't solve the problem, nor did turning the drive off and then back on. But after fiddling with it for a while, it worked again (I think after another restart), after which subsequent backup attempts worked fine (SD still takes a while to restore permissions, but it eventually moves past that stage, and no other apps freeze in the process).
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