hendrik on 29 Nov, 2021 08:58 PM
sorry for the late answer.
"Repair" is essentially a database dump and rebuilt from the dumped SQL statements. As all indices need to be re-created it might take a while. With 150k tracks even a while longer.
When you kill beaTunes, it will always attempt a repair, because killing beaTunes it typically what breaks the database.
I recommend to let beaTunes repair the database over night. Hopefully it works. If not, you'll have to rebuild the database from what's stored in the audio files, which typically takes longer (like the initial sync).
I did end up rebuilding the database and all is well. My guess is that since I am using a MAC and the new Monterey operating system it may be how Monterey allocates memory to applications. So I will blame it on Apple. Why not? Ha Ha