Something wrong with iMac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jonathanuy, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. jonathanuy macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2009 iMac that has been working great until the past few weeks when all of these have been happening:
    1. Continuous Spotlight indexing.
    2. Continuous Time Machine indexing.
    3. And now, Crash Plan appears to be re-backing up all my files!

    I've run Disk Utility (no repairs noted), and this still keeps happening. Running 10.7.4. What should I do? Should I attempt to get to the bottom of this before the Mountain Lion upgrade, or might that fix whatever problem I am having. Everything is working, but all this indexing is really dragging down performance, and given that it seems to be continuous over nearly a week, I am worried that there is something off that Disk Utility isn't detecting/repairing.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Are you running Windows in a virtual machine on that Mac?
     
  3. jonathanuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup but not "running" in the past week. It's been there for about a month while these issues seemed to have cropped up over the past week, but the timing does make sense. Nothing essential now, so I am willing to kill/delete it to fix this if necessary. Using Fusion with Win7.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    First thing you should do is set Time Machine NOT to back up the VM image. Crashplan also. Back it up to a folder on your Time Machine disk manually occasionally.

    I'll bet that ends all the activity.
     

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