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Is it possible to maintain my iPhoto images on Time Capsule?

238 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2012 4:12 PM by Paul Kirtley RSS
Paul Kirtley Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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May 18, 2012 10:56 AM

As it is, I have 130 GB of images and movie on the hard drive of my MacBook Pro. Everytime I attach my camera by USB to my Mac, by default, the images flood into my hard drive. Is there a way to assign that transfer to a folder on my Time Capsule instead? I have a back up of everything on my Time Capsule. I would like to delete my huge iPhoto folder on my Mac if I can make this work.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Running the new 10.7
  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)

    Several reasons not to..


    When you delete the library on the MBP you also will cause TM to eventually delete it from the backup.


    Anything stored on the TC.. is not backed up and there is no way to automate backup from the TC. Your entire library will be sitting there waiting for doomsday!! And make no mistake.. doomsday is coming. I feel like a prophet of doom this morning.


    Also it is very easy to corrupt a library on a network drive.. due to the TC nature as a backup device.. you will get continual errors as it takes time to spin up and spin down again. When you start the computer the library will not be available.. and even half way through it is so easy to corrupt a project by sending it to a disk which suffers a wireless glitch.


    Generally recommended method is a USB drive plugged into the MBP.. firewire or thunderbolt even better.

    TM can still back up the library to TC.


    I am not sure what else you can do.. ask in the iphoto section as there are more issues than you know.. and the problem is not just suitability of the TC but how iphoto works.


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