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Update Vault Path grayed out

521 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2012 8:49 AM by drifteryank RSS
drifteryank Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 7, 2012 12:18 AM

I am running Aperture 3.4.2.  I just added a second backup drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled).  I have copied one of my vaults from the original backup drive to the new one.  However when I Show Vault in Aperture (it shows the original backup drive) and activate the Vault Actions pop-up window "Update Vault Path" is grayed out.  I have not been able to figure out how to make the Update Path action available.  The User's Manual implies you can copy a vault.  But I wonder if instead you have to create it as a new vault on the new drive using Aperture.  Any ideas???  Thanks.

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  • peter_watt Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 3:06 AM (in response to drifteryank)

    Your last statement is what I would do. One logical vault per physical drive.

    Clean out that new drive.  Add a new vault in Aperture, point it to the new drive. Get a fresh new vault.

    It will recognise the physical drive next time you connect one of them and you simply "Update Vaults" and it knows which one to update.  The missing drive will be greyed out.


    If you connect both drives, one per USB port, it has the intelligence to update both at the same time should you wish to do that. I alternate between vaults.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to drifteryank)

    In addition to Peter's  advice - Update Vault Path works well, when you move or rename you vault on the same drive, or you restored it from somewhere. For example, after renaming the vault on the same drive I see this, when I ctrl-click the warning triangle:



    If "Update Vault Path" is greyed out, but "Update Vault" is available, then there is no need to update the path - Aperture has found the vault on its own.


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