Aperture library - drive full

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by 4now, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    My aperture library resides on a 1TB external drive- which has become full.

    How do I create a second library - to begin on another 1TB external.
  2. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

    Apr 14, 2001
    Sendai, Japan
    Quite simple:
    (1) Launch Aperture. Open the prefs and change the location of your library. Choose the folder you want your Library to be in. Don't worry, you don't actually need to choose a library file, it sufficient if you choose folder. Aperture will create one if necessary.
    (2) Relaunch Aperture.

    Once you have created both Libraries, you can open either one by double-clicking them. You could put the two library files into the Dock for easier access. You can also rename them, if you want.
  3. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    You can make a second library but maybe it's time to think about RAID. Buy multiple 1TB drives and an enclosure for them all and then you will have a larger "disk" that will survive the failure of one of the physical drives
  5. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    Are you actually adding the photos to the library or are you referencing them? If the former, I would think about doing the latter so that the size of the library itself is much smaller and could be moved from drive to drive.

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