Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to AIResearcher)
It would be tricky to restore the Aperture Library from bits and pieces on a remote backup since thes files reference each other. The best (compressed) backup of an Aperture library that lets you restore the library in working condition is a vault. For a reliable backup I would create a vault on a local volume and backup the masters as the most important part of your Aperture Library on your online backup storage.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to léonie)
One more remark: If you browse this forum, you will find the advice to have at least three backups of your Aperture library, if you value your images, and one backup should be in a different location than the ohers. That is also my strategy - one of my backups is the regular time machine backup, one is a clone of my system, and one is online, one is a vault containing the images that are most important to me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to AIResearcher)
I am not sure about Carbonite (I use BackBlaze). Based on your question I assume you are using a managed library and not reference library. Now first I agree with leonieDF that backing up part and restoring parts of a package is not a great idea. I personally backup the entire Aperture Library file. Being a package, my backup service does a great job of only backing up the pieces that have changed, not the entire package (library) for every change.
This is what I do...
- Clone my entire drive one a month to another drive.
- Have an Aperture Vault on an extrenal drive (update daily).
- Have an Aperture Vault on a second external drive (update weekly).
- Have my entire Aperture Library file backup up to the cloud.
This way I am covered for most every problem possible.
Hope this helps,