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backing up iPhoto in time machine

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Catrionapa Calculating status...
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Jun 28, 2013 1:28 AM

Hallo

I have a large number of photos in iPhoto so I have moved iPhoto to an external hard drive. On another external hard drive I have time machine. I recently discovered that time machine wasn't backing up iphoto or itunes so I copied both libraries over to the time machine hard drive. I have since imported new photos to iPhoto on the 1st hard drive but they are not appearing in the iphoto library in time machine. How do I continue to back up photos I'm adding to iphoto? (and iTunes) I'm running time machine with iPhoto closed and open and neither seems to work. I have an iMac OS 10.5.8.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Iphoto 8.1.2
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jun 28, 2013 1:40 AM (in response to Catrionapa)

    I recently discovered that time machine wasn't backing up iphoto or itunes so I copied both libraries over to the time machine hard drive

     

    The only way things should get put on the Time Machine drive is with Time Machine, not by you copying them.

     

    have since imported new photos to iPhoto on the 1st hard drive but they are not appearing in the iphoto library in time machine.

     

    This is because Time Machine is still not backing them up. As you're on 10.5 Time Machine can't back up external drives.

     

    To back up from one external to another you'll need a different back up app, or upgrade your OS.

     

     

     

     

    Example of such apps: Chronosync - but there are many others. Search on MacUpdate or the App Store

     

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to Catrionapa)

    Here are the requirements for Mt. Lion:

    OS X Mountain Lion system requirements

    To install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:

    • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
    • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
    • Xserve (Early 2009)


    Your Mac needs:

    • OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed
    • 2 GB or more of memory
    • 8 GB or more of available space

    So you will have to purchase and update to Snow Leopard first and then go to the App Store and download and install Mt. Lion.  That is if your iMac meets the system requirements.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jul 23, 2013 3:22 PM (in response to Catrionapa)

    Download and run the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 updater

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