Reason Why Time Machine with Aperture is Bad

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheSpaz, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I just wanted to put a warning out there.

    If you're using Time Machine, make sure you exclude your Aperture Library from your backup list... Here's why.

    Your backup disk will get full very, very fast. Every time you make a change to your Aperture photos, Time Machine will re-backup your ENTIRE photo library because Time Machine looks at your whole Library as if it is one giant file.

    So to avoid this, you must exclude Aperture and make sure you use the Vault feature from within Aperture.
  2. Eluzion macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    That's retarded.

    Thanks for the heads up though. I wonder if it's the same for iPhoto?
  3. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Not the same for iPhoto: iPhoto stores all it's images in the iPhoto Library Folder, so Time Machine backs up only the changes to that folder, rather than the entire thing.

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