Apple is blowing it

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by portcontrol7, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. portcontrol7 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2011
    I can give several examples, but the one staring me in the face atm is Time Machine. New thunderbolt external drive, and time machine transferring at less than 1MBps. Lol, apple you have known that Time Machine sucks for YEARS now. At this point I don't consider Apple great anymore, merely adequate and the least crappy OS.
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    What's wrong with Time Machine? I've been using it for years with great success.
  3. portcontrol7 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2011
    I'll retype it. < 1MBps transfers. Unacceptable for 1989.
  4. darster Suspended

    Aug 25, 2011
    The general consumer doesn't even care about, or much less understand that. Most people don't even have a backup drive.
  5. portcontrol7 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2011
    The general consumer is an imbecile. Thanks to google however, I found the solution. Why don't Apple engineers fix this?

    The solution is to disable Spotlight in Terminal:

    sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

    Once this has been resolved, you'll be able to re-enable Spotlight with the following command;

    sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Apple sells mass produced products. In other words, products for the masses. If you're unhappy with Apple then move on.
  7. scarred macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    Glad you found a solution. What was the problem, though?
  8. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    What a great solution! I think I'll set my alarm clock to wake me up every hour... so I can do some terminal hacking which will enable my TM incremental backups can complete in 30 seconds rather than 60.

    Do you know if this trick works for Crashplan+ backups too? If so... I'll have to set my alarm clock at 15 minute increments to match that backup schedule.

  9. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    You are trying to base a more broad argument on a weak supporting point. Seriously, you're complaining about the performance of a background process?

    I'm doing both local time machine backups, and cloud based backups at the same time. It still isn't noticeable.

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