Time Machine: moving iPhoto Library ...

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  1. apfelmann, Feb 16, 2014
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    apfelmann macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I had to move my iPhoto library from one external drive to another. The iPhoto library was backed up via time machine.

    Is there a way that I can "teach" Time Machine that the iPhoto-Backup from the old hard drive now belongs to the new drive???

    Greetings from Austria!

    EDIT:
    I haven't made a backup since moving the iphoto library. But now I wonder, maybe: Will time machine automatically recognize that the iphoto library just has been moved? And that it's not a "new" library?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    My experience with Time Machine is that it will think that is all new data and backup the whole thing again. Time Machine does not seem to have any type of "deduplication" built in for this type of thing.
     
  3. apfelmann thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I thought so too ... problem is it's 800GB (lots of HD videos)
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yeah.... you would think TM would handle this. Maybe you can just let it run overnight?
     

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