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#53781 - 03/24/20 03:28 PM Mojave security update quirk
freelance Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
I ran software update to install the latest security update for Mojave. It took ages. Normally, my iMac boots in about 25-30 seconds. After the update, it took over a minute before I even saw a progress bar.

I ran Disk Utility, I reset PRAM, I ran OnyX, but the situation did not improve.

Finally, I downloaded the security update from Mac downloads and ran from the disk image. The update went much quicker and now my quick boot time is restored. I booted from a backup drive and ran Disk Utility for my peace of mind.

I wish DiskWarrior would hurry with their APFS update...
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#53782 - 03/24/20 03:55 PM Re: Mojave security update quirk [Re: freelance]
joemikeb Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: freelance
I wish DiskWarrior would hurry with their APFS update...

You might take a look at TechTool Pro 12. It is APFS compatible and comes with a built in tool to create a bootable recovery volume. Mine is on a thumb drive, slow but it works.
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#53784 - 03/24/20 04:08 PM Re: Mojave security update quirk [Re: joemikeb]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
TTP 12 is not entirely compatible with APFS systems. The TTP manual states:

When running Volume Rebuild on APFS volumes, a full directory optimization is not yet available. However, directory errors can be repaired.
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OS 10.15.4, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#53791 - 03/25/20 01:18 AM Re: Mojave security update quirk [Re: jchuzi]
freelance Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
DiskWarrior and TechTool Pro have always been in my tool box. I relied on DW to maintain the directory and TTP (mainly) for volume optimization. However, there is no point in optimizing a SSD, apparently. So, I have not upgraded past TTP 11.

I've stopped checking DW's site for update info and signed up to their mailing list. They say they'll notify us when the new DW is available. I can't believe that won't come with an additional charge.
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iMac (19,1, 3.1 GHz i5, 10.14.6, 40 Gb RAM) with Mac Pro (5,1, dual-2.4 GHz, 10.13.6, 24 Gb RAM) used as a server and to run 32-bit apps via Screen Sharing. MacBook Air (1.8 Ghz, 8 Gb RAM, 10.14.6, 256 Gb SSD) all patched through a Vodafone router and BT Wi-Fi Extender, Canon TS8351 printer/scanner.

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