Aperture Library freezes finder when moving to external drive

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey, thanks in advance for any help. I've been trying unsuccessfully for the past 24 hours to move my Aperture 3 library to an external drive. There's approx. 91 projects and 15k+ photos, 75% or more of which are RAW masters.

    Some notes:
    2008 15" MBP
    2.4 GhZ Core 2 Duo
    8 GB RAM
    500 GB 7200RPM hard drive

    My Aperture library is MANAGED which, to my knowledge, means this is a simple drag and drop operation. However, every time I drag the Aperture library to my external (LaCie Rugged 1TB FW800) the whole system freezes just after halfway through. I can open the portion of the library that transferred once I reboot but nothing seems to be there, photo-wise, past a certain point (as in only a portion of the photos transfer but the data stating that the photos existed still moves).

    Any guidance would be appreciated, getting a little frustrated with this process.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    Do you have another destination where you can test "copying" the library? It might be a failed HDD destination.

    It is also possible that your source is failed. In which case... you would need to restore from backup.

    In any case... with a managed A3 library... you should be able to drag and drop.

    /Jim
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hadn't thought of that. I'll test it on a G-Tech I have as a backup. My thoughts were that it may be some corrupted files within the library preventing the move. Figured if the G-Tech doesn't work I'd try cutting the Library up into smaller Libraries (which should probably be done anyway since I rarely use some of my file structure) and transfer the entire parcel in smaller portions. Any reason not to do this other than the end result being a little messy?
     
  4. macrumors 68040

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    No problem. From memory... you would "export projects as a new library"... and then the new "smaller libraries" would only contain the projects that you created.

    /Jim
     

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