iPhoto library size concerns?

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  1. iShater macrumors 604

    iShater

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    Howdy folks,

    I have been using new iPhoto libraries whenever the current one reached close to 4.7GB (DVD size) in order to be able to archive them to a DVD in the future.

    Are there any other concerns other that archive/backup when it comes to size? is this approach recommended?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I would think that after a while it will become difficult to know which library your photos are in.
     
  3. gatepc macrumors 6502

    gatepc

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    That approach sounds great to me. As long as you have at least 1 backup of everything ( your dvd's ) your pretty much set. I know others will say that if you want a true backup you need 2 versions at your house and 1 off site, but you get the idea. I don't think its going to harm anything to keep creating new libraries if thats what your asking.
     
  4. iShater thread starter macrumors 604

    iShater

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    I think I am there already. :eek:

    That's kinda why I am tempted to stop doing it.

    I currently have only two external HD backups, I plan to do my DVD backups this summer and place the DVDs at a safe deposit box.

    Is that what you do?
     

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