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3492 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2010 12:53 PM by Terence Devlin
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2010 12:38 PM (in response to Francis Mariani)I bought a Drobo FS. Here is what I did:
I left the itunes library on the current machine. But, I created a symbolic link for the actual media files folder. Then pointed that symbolic link to a folder on the Drobo FS. This works very well. Only downside is that if another computer (my wife's) adds content to the library, it will only be on her library right away, until I scan for new files on my computer. Since we use one computer as the media station, this isn't an issue.
Still trying to solve this. I put the entire library on the DroboFS, and it failed gloriously. I think I have to mirror the iTunes solution above, but figure out which folders to move to the DroboFS and which files to keep on the local machine.
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Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2010 12:53 PM (in response to Natasha69)Re iPhoto on a NAS:
Still trying to solve this.
iPhoto needs to have the Library sitting on disk formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Users with the Library sitting on disks otherwise formatted regularly report issues including, but not limited to, importing, saving edits and sharing the photos. Simply a NAS is not a suitable home for an iPhoto Library.
Workaround: Make a dmg formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and put the Library on that and store it on the NAS.
I think I have to mirror the iTunes solution above,
This involves having iPhoto reference the files on the NAS with the Library on your internal HD or some other volume. I strongly suggest that you don't do that. Unlike Aperture, iPhoto has no tools to reconnect with lost masters (Originals in iPhoto) so should anything go wrong you'll find yourself re-connecting each individual photo in the Library with its Original +one by one+.
but figure out which folders to move
You would need to recreate your Library as a Referenced Library.
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