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Old Mar 5, 2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update, Fixes Time Machine Recovery Issue






Apple has released a small update to Lion called Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update. The update is apparently a bug fix for an issue with restoring from a Time Machine Backup.
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About Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update

This update resolves an issue when restoring a Mac from a Time Machine backup.
The update weighs in at 24.55MB and is recommended for all Lion users who have Time Machine backups. It can be downloaded from Apple's software update web page.

Article Link: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update, Fixes Time Machine Recovery Issue
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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I don't use TimeMachine, but this is good for the people who use it. It's nice to see that they are on top of issues.
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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I must have got a botched one then, it only came in at 38K.

Haven't had to back up from a Lion Time Machine yet though, thankfully.

If this is the Apple - updating as we go along and not waiting for a huge "Delta" update, then things could be on the up.
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Mine was 38K too - on both machines I tried.

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I must have got a botched one then, it only came in at 38K.

Haven't had to back up from a Lion Time Machine yet though, thankfully.

If this is the Apple - updating as we go along and not waiting for a huge "Delta" update, then things could be on the up.
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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I guess we won't be seeing 10.7.4 or anything like that now that Mountain Lion has been unleashed.
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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Mine only 38kb too. I guess its because i installed the 10.7.3 combo update?
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 03:44 PM   #7
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I guess we won't be seeing 10.7.4 or anything like that now that Mountain Lion has been unleashed.
Why would you say that? Isn't it possible that this was simply a crucial fix that couldn't wait for 10.7.4?
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 03:45 PM   #8
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What issue with Time Machine Backups?

Good grief- Would it really pain Apple that much to tell us what issue they think they have fixed? Faced with the need to upgrade drives for more storage capacity, I was having a really bad time installing onto new mirrored drives from a TM backup and figured it was because Lion prefers to create its own invisible recovery partition. The restore process took hours at a time and I would like to know whether it's worth blowing another weekend putting the mirror setup back in place. The mirroring worked beautifully before the attempted storage upgrade. Sheesh.

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Old Mar 5, 2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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an 25 megs disk image for a 500 kbyte file? And the package only contains TimeMachineUpdatePayload with 1 byte (0x5F). Say what?
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Hmmmm.... nothing in Software Update for me.

Yet.
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 04:18 PM   #11
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I don't use TimeMachine, but this is good for the people who use it. It's nice to see that they are on top of issues.
You should try using Time Machine. it's the best thing ever invented besides ice-cream.

Well, seriously, it has saved my butt many times.
I have never seen something like that before, when I was a Windows user.
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Windows and Time Machine

Well, it looks like Microsoft has a Time Machine ripoff planned for Windows 8 called History Vault:

http://www.winrumors.com/windows-8-h...face-revealed/


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You should try using Time Machine. it's the best thing ever invented besides ice-cream.

Well, seriously, it has saved my butt many times.
I have never seen something like that before, when I was a Windows user.
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 04:29 PM   #13
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I've used version control programs (CVS, SVN, etc) to keep my source code under control for years, but I'd never seen it as part of an operating system until I switched to Mac.

It's extremely useful.
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 04:48 PM   #14
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Wonder why they didn't make it available in software updates..
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 04:54 PM   #15
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Hmmmm.... nothing in Software Update for me.

Yet.
I had to go to the apple page to download it. I think that's why it's called a supplemental update?
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an 25 megs disk image for a 500 kbyte file? And the package only contains TimeMachineUpdatePayload with 1 byte (0x5F). Say what?
Agreed. Something seems amiss with this update.

I just don't know what to make of it.
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Wonder why they didn't make it available in software updates..
Just updated using Software Update. 38 KB, installation took 3 seconds?
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Just updated using Software Update. 38 KB, installation took 3 seconds?
Yeah it's in SU for me as well.
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an 25 megs disk image for a 500 kbyte file? And the package only contains TimeMachineUpdatePayload with 1 byte (0x5F). Say what?
It's these magical Delta updates they went on about when Lion was released. Remember, it was supposed to make things smaller. The trouble is, to get to the smaller file, you have to download something that is 100's of times larger.
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This would have helped me a lot yesterday.
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Agreed. Something seems amiss with this update.

I just don't know what to make of it.
Well, the package doesn't really contain files to install. Everything happens in the postinstall script: "./Tools/injectfse ./Tools/DeferredInstallFixup.file_list"

This seems to generate fake fsevents for the files listed in DeferredInstallFixup.file_list. I didn't look closer at that but I guess it's done to guarantee current versions of those files get pushed on the TimeMachine backup.
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Well, the package doesn't really contain files to install. Everything happens in the postinstall script: "./Tools/injectfse ./Tools/DeferredInstallFixup.file_list"

This seems to generate fake fsevents for the files listed in DeferredInstallFixup.file_list. I didn't look closer at that but I guess it's done to guarantee current versions of those files get pushed on the TimeMachine backup.
Understood, but it doesn't make sense that a half a meg update has to be in a 23MB DMG.
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Just had a scare. After it updated and I waited 5 minutes before rebooting it got stuck after restarting. It kept doing this 6 times before eventually 'breaking through' and starting normally. Weird thing before this happened. I her a loud noise.
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