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Force to install profile unsigned on MacOS Big Sur

I'm working on a scenario on Macdeploystick to deploy 200 imacs this summer. But with Big Sur, my profile unsigned isn't install. I can do it manually but have to go to Preferences / Profiles to say &...
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Excessive Logs from MDS in Console

On my Mac, In the Console, there is an excessive amount of logging from the 'mds' process. mds is the service that runs Spotlight. It is also integral to Time Machine, apparently. Small sample (In ...
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mds processes are constantly crashing

Mojave 10.14.4 here -- mds_worker processes constantly crashing and re-spawning as per the logs. The 'indexing' spotlight bar stops at various different points, always getting stuck, though in ...
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mds and lsd going crazy

I have noticed big peaks of activity of processes: mds mds_stores lsd mdworker (multiple processes) The console loops over two messages from mds: LaunchServices: Database mapping failed with result ...
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When is the metadata store updated?

I'm trying to understand how Spotlight indexing works - in the documentation here, Apple says that the kernel notifies the Spotlight engine which then attempts to update the metadata store. If this is ...
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Could my spotlight search index have really been 2.5 GB on a 256 GB drive?

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) with El Capitan 10.11.6 and a 256 GB SSHD. I was having fan/CPU usage issues with mds and using the lines in this answer turned it off and deleted the index. ...
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How to Spotlight index a folder under /private/var

I got a directory /private/var/directory that I'd like to index using Spotlight. It looks like everything under /private/var/ is excluded from indexing. I tried to import it using: mdimport /private/...
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How to isolate processes that evoke insane mds_stores disk read activity?

I have an interesting situation where when I monitor my disk activity, I find that mds_store is continually running between 1 to 35 megabytes per second (averaging around 3-5 MB/s) on the read and ...
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Tracing the source of "There was a problem connecting to the server" alerts

After upgrading from MacOS 10.6 to 10.8, I keep getting alerts on my MBP saying "There was a problem connecting to the server xyz". The thing is, there is no longer a machine called "xyz" on my ...
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What does this mean: "mds: (Warning) FMW: event:1 had an arg mismatch. ac:2 am:51"

mds: (Warning) FMW: event:1 had an arg mismatch. ac:2 am:51 This error shows up in my system.log file regularly. Searching on Google turns up few useful results. One search result points to iTunes ...
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mds error "No store registered for scope" for nonexistent volume

My system log is flooded with error messages like the following: mds: (Error) Server: No store registered for scope "/Volumes/Storage" The volume in the error was in use on a previous machine before ...
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MDS uses all memory

I recently upgraded to Lion which led me to install a new version of Fuse for the 64bit kernel. Today I upgraded to 10.7.1 and get the following problem. When I mount my truecrypt volume the MDS ...
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Delaying spotlight indexing to avoid the fan noise

I am attending a meeting in a quiet room where everyone has a soft voice, and my mac decides to index for spotlight (the job is 'mds'), bringing the fan to 6200rpm. It's not too bad, just a bit ...
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Why is mds using so much Real Memory?

I notice that mds is almost always on top for use of Real Memory. I wouldn't mind if this wouldn't be also the case when Free Memory runs out. Usually mds uses over 600MB on a system with 4GB (I ...
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What does "mds: (Error) Volume: Could not find requested backup type:2 for volume " signify?

In Console.App I can see various log messages. I've diagnosed a Time Machine problem and searched for "backup". In the resulting messages from backupd I also noticed the message 27/07/11 16.01.59,...
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MDS Error: /var/folders/lM

I've been getting this error coming up in my system log. Having looked around for an answer, two things came up commonly: a problem with the spotlight database(s), and permissions on those folders. ...