Migrate to Photos keeping library on external RAID?

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  1. eoblaed macrumors 65816

    eoblaed

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    I have a large iPhoto library (better part of 0.5TB) that sits on an external thunderbolt RAID array.

    Is there a way to 'migrate in place' when moving to Photos?

    I do not want to have Photos to try to migrate it to some default location -- this would require I have enough space for the library to be moved (temporarily) onto my machine's internal drive, then spend all the time necessary to move it back out to the external RAID and re-configure Photos. Even if it migrated it to a 'new place' on the RAID array, that would be much more desirable than having it try to mover everything to an internal drive.

    I haven't found anything conclusive on this, yet.

    Thanks for any helpful input!
     
  2. clamss, May 5, 2015
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  3. eoblaed thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps.

    Maybe what I can do is create a default, tiny library with Photos, move it to my external RAID system (where my current iPhoto library sits), and then do the migration. As long as I can migrate the iPhoto library into Photos after Photos already has a library, that should work, I think.

    I won't be able to test this until the weekend, I'll post an update when I do.
     
  4. eoblaed thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, took me longer than I thought to get to this, but this worked in case anyone was interested.
     

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