Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to rbrown1973)
An old Apple document describes that error like this:
-36 ioErr I/O error (bummers)
So "(bummers)" may be the applicable term for you.
It looks like you may be having drive problems, so how did you verify the "drives were ok"? Did you use Disk Utility or another disk toolset? How did you use them?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 8:05 AM (in response to phosgraphis)
I used disk utility. I verified and repaired.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to rbrown1973)
When I get this error code, it usually is caused by one of the drives in question having a different formatting from the other. This can cause filename conflicts, if the filenames are very long or are containing ethnic characters, white space, etc.
Are all your drives formatted MacOS X Extended (Journaled)? How is your USB drive formatted? Has one of the drives a case sensitive formatting and the other not?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to rbrown1973)
and I keep getting error code-36 after 1.35 gigs are transferred
That is very symptomatic for the problem I referred to above. One of the files in your aperture library may be unreadable.
To track the problematic file down you could do the following:
- Ctrl-click your Aperture library and use the command "Show Package Contents" to reveal the files and folder inside.
- Create a folder on your internal drive, where you want to copy your Aperture library to.
- Now copy (in easy installments) the parts of the Aperture library to the new folder.
When you get again the error, look, which the last file/folder was that copied correctly. The next file will probably be the corrupted one. Inspect it, if you see anything suspicious about it.
Post back, what kind of file this is.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to léonie)
Started the transfer. Will post when I know what the problem is. Thanks for the help thus far!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to rbrown1973)
You are welcome. Good Luck!
Just to be sure, have you checked, if both drives are formatted MacOS X Extended (Journaled)?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2013 4:12 AM (in response to léonie)
They are both Mac OSX extended journaled.
So here is my progress:
I opened the aperture library in the finder. I dragged the imaged over year by year from the folders and, after a couple i/o errors for some images which I deleted, I got the whole thing over. I then started the database files where some .plst files did the same. I deleted them, and continued the transfer. I got all the files over finally so I assumed that I was good to go for a full one-shot transfer.
It stopped after about 6 gig. Said that some files couldn't be read or written.
SO I am now re-checking/repairing the aperture library by option-ctr-opening Aperture. Hopefully that will do it.
Any other advice you have would be great.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2013 4:26 AM (in response to rbrown1973)
I got all the files over finally so I assumed that I was good to go for a full one-shot transfer.
That is good. If you manage to get this far, you can try to rename the folder, that holds the copied items to something like "Aperture Library manual copy.aplibrary" and doubleclick it to open it in Aperture and see what happens.
If you did not delete too many of your plists inside, the library should open in Aperture, if it has the correct filename extension.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2013 8:31 AM (in response to léonie)
OK, I put the .aplibrary extention on and was able to open my library! Now it's just processing so once that is done, I can have a look around and hopefully it's all the same.
I'll let you know, and thanks again!