11-26-2011 01:09 AM
When i disabled on-access scan on my TM directory, it did not solve the issue.
I have disabled on access scan completly, then the problem resolved.
I think the problem was not scanning the TM backup but preventing the TM from taking backups of other files because its process need to by scanned each time it access a file for backup.
11-28-2011 08:26 AM
I have the exact same issue with my MBP, it is a 2008 Unibody with 4GB of RAM and thatI have recently upgraded from 10.6.8 to 10.7.2.
I have noticed that every second Sunday evening, when I'm surfing the web, Sophos is running a Time Machine backup starts the whole laptop will freeze requiring me to power off the latop. When it comes back up, I look through the Hang logs for Firefox within the Console utility and see that Sophos is listed near the bottom of the log.
This isn't really acceptable, as I have used various Sophos products in very large corporate environments (around 2000+ seats) and never had an issue before.
I will have a look at excluding the external backup drives from the On-Access Scanner's configuration and see how things go.
Can I ask when the developers expect to resolve this issue and release the fixed application?
Many thanks in advance,
11-28-2011 08:32 AM
You can see Andrews update from 10th November that shows they have a bug being tracked and expect it to be resolved next year in 8.0 (see below).
11-10-2011 01:19 PM
I've got feedback from Dev: There is a known issue they are tracking against DEF73069;
due to the location of the fix, it's targeted for the 8.0 release, which is due out sometime next calendar year.
The current workaround is to exclude the path to your time machine backup.
Still doesn't answer why it only hits some setups, but at least it'll be fixed.
11-28-2011 09:00 AM
Thanks for the re-post, its not really an answer to my question... I would appreciate a little more information, as I use my machine every day for business critical activities
It is strange as its only some configurations, as my configuration is a MBP that started off as 10.5, got upgraded to 10.6 and now 10.7.2. You are welcome to logs from my machine to assist with the understanding of the issue (I just need to know where to send them).
I thought it was an issue with a Firefox plugin, so removed them and then moved to using Safari but would like to go to using Firefox.
I will update my configuration and see how it works.
12-01-2011 04:45 AM
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01-22-2012 09:35 AM
Before doing this I had to look up how to "show hidden files" in the Sophos dialog box, and so thought to document this for future readers. When the dialog box opens after clicking the "+" to exclude a file, type "Cmd-Shift-." (that's a period), which allows you to see and exclude the files mentioned here. Typing the key sequence again toggles this mode back off.
03-06-2012 06:26 AM
Hi Andrew... just wondering if you heard back from Dev yet as to when the 8.0 release is targeted for and if DEF73069 will be included in that release?
03-06-2012 09:04 AM
DEF73069 has been marked as fixed for the next release, but I can't say any more than that at this time.
04-04-2012 09:44 AM
Andrew... I see v8 is now available... Can you please confirm that DEF73069 made it to v8, so when I install it I can remove the workaround?