Aperture library - drive full

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

  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    #1
    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

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    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

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  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    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

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    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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