04-05-2012 10:19 AM
We are investigating slowness when scanning the /.DocumentRevisions-V100 folder on 10.7.3. You'll hit this whenever you are scanning the entire disk. The scanning will eventually finish but takes a while to crawl through those revision fragments. As soon as it finishes those files it will pick up speed again. This doesn't appear to affect the overall performance of the system, but we'd be interested to know more about your experience.
We'll be looking to resolve this in 8.0.2.
04-07-2012 02:25 PM
Hi 'Bobcook". I sent a note to "davef" for asking the link for Sophos Home for Mac Ver 7, because I just installed Ver 8 and local scan will not completed it scan. I ran over 5 hours. Ver 7 could complete my local drive (about 300,000 files) about 20 minutes. Would you please tell me where I can get a link for Ver 7. I would like to go back old one. Thank you.
04-10-2012 10:19 AM
A simple workaround for the slower scanning is to set up an exclusion for the on-access scanner. Exclude the /.DocumentRevisions-V100 folder at the root of your drive. Follow these steps:
1. Open Sophos Anti-Virus, Preferences, On-access Scanning
2. Change to the Excluded Items tab
3. Press the "+" symbol to add a new exclusion
4. In the Open dialog, press Cmd+Shift+. (apple shift period) to show hidden files
5. Select ".DocumentRevisions-V100" at the top of your drive
Note this is only necessary for 10.7 systems, as the problem only applies to 10.7 systems.
04-11-2012 07:04 AM
I cannot find any *.DocumentRevision-Vt100 files. I thought the scan was running exceeding slowly but what appears to happen on my Macbook Pro running 10.7 is that the scan completes (according to the log) but the graphic does not update. So I can come back after a couple of hours and see the slider at the same point I left it, but when I look at the log it says 'successfully completed'.
Any fixes on the way?
04-11-2012 09:19 AM
Did you navigate to the base of your internal drive (where the Applications folder is located) and press command-shift-. ? If you don't do this, you won't find the .DocumentRevision-V100 (no 't') folder.
If you're comfortable with the terminal, you can see it by going
ls -al /
I hope that helps.
And yes, there's a fix on the way.