Entire iPhoto Library uploading again after upgrade

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by gordon1234, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    I did a clean install of the GM off a USB stick. I had iCloud Photo Library enabled, with my entire library uploaded in Yosemite. My Photo Library was on an external drive, so absolutely nothing about the library changed during the upgrade. Nevertheless, when I opened Photos in El Capitan, it detected my library with no problem, then proceeded to upload all 50 GB of photo library to iCloud. It doesn't appear to be duplicating anything - it's just replacing every photo in the cloud with a new, identical copy.

    I'm fortunate that I have a fairly fast connection and no bandwidth caps, but if it was say, my parents, they'd have to split the upload over several months to avoid getting charged huge overages. Has anyone else seen behavior like this?
     
  2. Planey28 macrumors 6502

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    It may say its uploading but it's not - it's scanning through your local library and comparing it to the iCloud one, they should change the status text at the bottom really.
     
  3. gordon1234 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was my first thought, but it was pegging my internet connection, and after I let it upload all night, Activity Monitor did indeed show almost 50 GB uploaded.
     
  4. Planey28 macrumors 6502

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    That's very odd, sounds like a bug. I haven't encountered that myself.
     
  5. R3k, Sep 12, 2015
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    Exactly same thing has been happening to me since updating to public beta6. My whole 34gb iPhoto library is already in the cloud, yet iPhoto is insisting on uploading the whole thing again. My (2009 and still fast) MBP has its fans whiring away with high CPU usage as it uploads. In activity monitor, the process 'VTEEncoderXPCService' is burning it all up. Im sure its connected somehow.
     
  6. R3k, Sep 12, 2015
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    R3k macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this created a mess. After turning iCloud photo library off and on multiple times on my 3 devices, and also deleting my hard drive copy of my music to make the HDD space that iPhoto thinks it needs to re-download and keep high resolution photos on my MBP that are already there, and after iPhoto changing its mind a few times between it wanting to upload 6000 photos or download 6000 photos. After me thinking long and hard about restoring from a time machine backup.....................Im back to exactly where i started and like the OP its just seems to be uploading the entire library again.

    My iPhone and iPad seem to have no issue seeing the library thats in the cloud, just El Capitan thats freaking out. Guess ill let it do its thing overnight and into the next day and if it doesn't end or doesn't settle down then Ill roll back using Time Machine. Yah.
     

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