How to sync Aperture libraries between two computers?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by chiefroastbeef, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    I recently purchased my Mac Pro, and have since transferred my Aperture library to it from my Macbook Pro. Is there a decent way to keep the libraries up to date by syncing one against the other without copying the entire library? I have searched online and some people say to use "ChronoSync," however some people are saying there are problems with it since it has trouble syncing the structures within the typical Aperture library.

    I know I can just put the library on an external disk and plug it into which ever computer I need to use Aperture on, however, I'd like to take advantage of my raid 0 hard drive setup on the mac pro and use faster sata speeds on my internal mbp hdd.

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. AndyGordon macrumors newbie

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    By the lack of replies I think you get the answer :) To be honest, Aperture like Lightroom is a single user App. The only way I think is to place the Aperture db on a fast server with a fast network and then connect across the network. I have tried this using a NAS disk (actually a timecapsule attached by ethernet) and I found aperture to be slow reading and writing.

    Like you I ended up using a Firewire storage device that I move betwen desktop and laptop.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  3. chiefroastbeef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, thank you so much for the reply.

    Are you getting okay speeds through fw 800?

    Maybe Aperture 3 will allow syncing to multiple computers?! *crosses fingers*
     

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