iPhoto backed up by time machine?

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  1. Susansmac macrumors newbie

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    How can I verify that my time machine is properly backing up my photos in iPhoto?
     
  2. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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  3. dangerly macrumors regular

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    Make a time machine backup.Take a look inside the last time machine backup, check if iPhoto library has the same date and the same size (in Gb) as the original iPhoto library that you can find in your home folder under images.

    Or you can backup your iPhoto library (home folder/images/iPhoto library) to an eternal HDD, then delete it from your home folder, then restore the iPhoto library from time machine, and see if it contains all your photos.
     
  4. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    That's a good policy; there's nothing worse than those pesky 'temporary' HDDs….. ;)
     
  5. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    From what I learned working as a sys admin.

    Backup team ALWAYS has a backup. If the restore works, well, that's a completely different question :)
     
  6. dangerly macrumors regular

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    What temporary HDDs?
    The OP uses Time Machine, so he has an external HDD always connected to the Mac. He can do what i suggested by copying his iPhoto library to that HDD.
     
  7. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

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    He's making a joke based on the OP's typo that reads "eternal HD".
     
  8. dangerly macrumors regular

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    LOL
    i didn't realize i mistyped "external"

    Sorry
     
  9. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Not to worry; happens to the best of us…..
     

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