Aperture Library and iPhoto to QNAP.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mdhotel, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Mdhotel macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2015
    I decided to buy QNAP TS-251 with intention to have as my back up.
    How i can transfer both Libraries and keep the original names of the folders?
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Why not do Time Machine backups of your entire file system? Did I miss the point?
  3. Mdhotel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2015
    My Aperture Library is on my external disk.
    How i can do Time Machine included external disk?
  4. Attonine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2006
    Kent. UK
    Open TM preferences, go into options and choose to include the external drives, if they are attached to your MAC.

    However, I don't think Aperture, or any DAM, will work very well with a NAS. In fact I think they can't work with NAS drives.
  5. Mdhotel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2015
    I'm trying since long time and i guess NAS is not the best option.
  6. kenoh macrumors demi-god


    Jul 18, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    Hi it is a clunky way to do it. You need to create a Mac disk image on your NAS and then move the Aperture library into the disk image.

    Then open Aperture with Option key held down so it asks you to point it at a library. Point it at the new location.

    In normal use you need to remember to mount the disk image off of the NAS each time you use Aperture.

    This is because Aperture makes use if the extended file attributes only present in the Mac filesystem.

    Hope this is clear. If not tell me and I will try again.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Many NAS units can be used with Time Machine, so backing up to the NAS is possible.

    Plus if you used managed libraries, you should be able to have the libraries reside on the NAS no problem at all.

    If you use referenced libraries the folder structure and location can be a bit tricky.

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