Aperture 3 Referenced Files on External Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Zaqfalcon, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Zaqfalcon macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    My hard drive on my MBP is becoming full. I currently have my Aperture 3 files referenced on this internal drive. I am thinking about moving these referenced to an external drive.

    If this external drive is plugged in via USB to my Time Capsule will this work as if plugged in directly to my MBP? Will the files be editable etc as normal?

    Can I back up this external drive that is plugged into the Time Capsule back to the Time Capsule using Time Machine?

  2. flosseR macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2009
    the cold dark north
    you need to be able to mount the drive to your mac.. if you can, then it works. I don't have a TimeCapsule...
  3. abbstrack macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    yep as long as the drive mounts to the mac when connected to the time capsule, it should be fine.

    you may experience delays when accessing files however since you're adding now adding a USB connection and an intermediary device between you and your masters, but other than that you shouldnt have any problems.
  4. Zaqfalcon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    Thank you both.

    Would it be better in this case to store the referenced files on the Time Capsule and back this up to the external hard drive? Is this possible?

    Just to clarify my question: If I have my referenced files stored directly on a Time Capsule is it possible to back these up onto an external hard drive plugged directly into the Time Capsule (Firewire/USB) using Time Machine? If so how do I go about setting this up in Time Machine?

    I am trying to avoid needing to have an external hard drive permanently plugged into my MBP. Thanks very much for your help with this it is much appreciated and there appears to be conflicting info on this around the web. Cheers.
  5. nikron macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2011
    Just curious, did you finally succeed in setting up the Time Capsule + external hdd with Aperture and Referenced files?

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