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MacOS Performance Degraded during Timemachine backup

I’ve upgraded my 12-year-old NAS from D-Link DNS320 with Synology DS920+ after it’s showing its age, especially with poor read/write speed, and also it’s missing a lot of modern protocols like NFS v4.1 et cetera.

Then I took this chance to configure Apple Timemachine to backup all my Macbooks. My Macbook Air’s backup worked flawlessly, but my work Macbook Pro seems to have a performance issue. The system performance will degrade, and the OS will freeze intermittently whenever the Timemachine backup runs. So I had to turn off automatic Timemachine backup during office hours, do all the tasks and restart the backup after I logged out from work.

I’ve been pulling hairs for days, and neither Apple Support nor Google is helpful at least to pinpoint me to resolve the problem. macOS Activity Monitor didn’t show any clue as my CPU utilization is >90% idle. I went as far as resetting my NVRAM/PRAM twice, but it didn’t fix the problem.

Then, I realized that I have ESET Endpoint Antivirus installed by my workplace’s MDM, and it has a “Real-Time File System Protection”. As expected, disabling the real-time protection resolved this issue. My MBP now behaves normally during the Timemachine backup.

Disabling real-time protection every time the automatic Timemachine backup is far from ideal, thankfully ESET has a feature to exclude file paths from being scanned.

In my case, I’m using NAS. Therefore you will need to exclude this path and restart the backup again.

/Volumes/.timemachine/*.*

If you have an antivirus other than ESET, you may want to explore the same resolution step with your antivirus product.

Reference: https://support.eset.com/en/kb3263-exclude-apple-time-machine-backups-from-scanning-in-eset-cyber-security-or-eset-cyber-security-pro

 

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Send iMessage to your signed iOS/Mac Devices from Terminal

I just stumbled on a neat trick to send iMessage to your signed-in iOS/Mac devices from the macOS terminal. It will send notifications to your Apple devices, especially if you’re working on automation or long-running shell scripts / Docker build from your Macbook once they’re complete.

$ osascript -e 'tell application "Messages" to send "Hey, your long ass task is complete" to buddy "+6012xxxxxx"'

Replace +6012xxxxxxx with your phone number.

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Anis Nabilah

Kalau setiap kali Anis Nabilah keluar dekat TV mesti soalan yang sama Alin tanya dekat aku.

“You suka Anis kan?”

“Aik, kenapa?”

“You kan follow dia kat Instagram”

“Herm herm hermste…” (takut nak jawab)

“You suka Anis kan?”

“Laa asyik tanya soalan ni je”

“Ye la you kan follow dia kat Instagram”

“Dia hotness okeh?”

Padahal dah lama aku crush kat dia daripada zaman dia Icip-Icip TV3 lagi. Kur kur kurr.

 

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Hidup Berjiran

Seawal 9.30 pagi waktu aku tengah sedap berak dalam jamban, aku dah terdengar laki bini bergaduh-gaduh terjerit-jerit macam kerasukan ablasa. Aku terus mesej Alin suruh dia menebeng dekat balkoni sebab aku tak dengar apa topik pergaduhan dia. Tapi Alin kata dia malas sebab sibuk nak mengajar bebudak PdPR.

Cepat-cepat aku abiskan berak, pakai seluar terus turun bukak pintu depan.

Makcik Salmah [1] sebelah rumah lagi awal daripada aku rupanya ada dekat luar tengah buat-buat siram bunga. Aku pandang dia, dia pandang aku sambil angkat-angkat kening dan muncung-muncung cencorot tunjuk rumah depan. Aku pun buat-buat tarik getah paip nak siram pokok mint cenonet aku tu.

Dah tak dengar apa pulak. Macam tau-tau je kitorang ada kat depan ni nak tengok drama pagi.

Terus aku cakap dengan Alin yang dia dah terlepas salah satu amalan tradisi berjiran yang dah establish sejak zaman nenek moyang kita. Tradisi menyibuk hal orang hahah.

Nota kaki: [1] Aku tak tau nama makcik yang duduk sebelah ni, selalu panggil dia acik je. Kalau aku ajak sembang petang, topik lain haram dia taknak layan aku. Kalau topik pokok pandan dia tanam tak hidup tu laju je.

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Covik Neting

“Wan, aku dah bagi nama ko kat KKM. Diorang mintak close contact list start daripada 25/12 haritu”

”Demit.”

Terpaksalah saya redha pergi buat PCR test pagi tadi. Meleleh-leleh air mata saya macam baru lepas kena lempang dengan Cikgu Saripudin sebab ponteng perhimpunan pagi.

Harapnya semua baik-baik saja. Tak sanggup kena kutip naik ambulans pegi MAEPS.

Update: Result PCR saya negatif.

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Let go

One of the most challenging life lessons is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss, or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on, and we fight to let go.

Guess I should learn how to forgive myself.

#toostubborn

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Tukang Hasut

Machines The Garden

“You nampak brader yang tengah beratur tu? Kalau dia masuk sat lagi, buatnya ada tinggal stok sebijik lepas tu dia beli, you gak tak dapat pape.”

”Baik you beli sekarang. Malam you akan lebih tenang sebab tak perlu nak browse sana sini carik stok Pacific Blue”

Macam ni lah kalau bini kaki hasut perabih duit.

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Things we took for granted

Aiguille du Midi, French Alps — Oct 2019

Rasanya waktu ni first time nampak salji depan mata. Kalau dah asyik travel pegi Europe bukan musim winter memang lah tak jumpa apa. Tapi time ni kalau tak salah baru habis spring nak masuk autumn. Chamonix bukanlah dalam plan asal, tapi masa dekat Hard Rock Cafe Venice, kami terserempak dengan sekumpulan acik2 Malaysia. Diorang la yang bersungguh recommend suruh singgah Mt. Blanc sebelum balik. Lantas kami dengan gigihnya drive lintas Germany – Switzerland – France. Ternyata diorang tak tipu.Tapi Saril cakap sepatutnya singgah Interlaken / Jungfraujoch kalau dah alang-alang dekat Swiss tu. Ada ke dia baru nak bagitau waktu kami dah sampai dekat Milan. Tak guna betul. Tapi takpe, lepas COVID habis, kita ambik cuti sebulan terus. 

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cMCO Episod 2

Kalau nak dibandingkan dengan zaman baru nak up dulu, selepas era 30-an ni agak jarang berbicara tentang kesihatan mental diri sendiri dengan orang lain. Dulu zaman expressive, semua benda nak bagitau orang. Sekarang cakap siang pandang-padang, cakap malam dengar-dengar. Takut orang kata mengada pulak.

Ni masuk dah minggu ketiga aku demam on-off. Kerja bersepah tak siap, dua tiga kali skip meeting sebab tak larat. (Meeting tengah malam)

Dua minggu jugak tak pergi kayuh basikal. Badan lemau. Rasa down. Kerja pun tak sepenuh jiwa raga. Lepas makan ubat terus tido.

Tiba-tiba hari ni bapak Dafi umum PKPB seluruh Selangor, Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya. Rasa sesak kepala. Down semacam. Bayangkan ada rakan-rakan yang hilang mata pendapatan, atau keluarga yang ahli keluarga ramai terpaksa bersesak satu rumah selama dua minggu ni.

Semoga Allah mudahkan semua urusan kita sehari-hari ni.

Salam.

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