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Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2009 10:51 AM (in response to aczyzyk)Hello,
I am relatively new to Aperture and have just started using Aperture's Vault on a Windows formatted external USB disk (is that FAT32?). I found that Aperture will not launch (hangs at the startup screen) when the external disk is mounted. I need to force quite Apt, then eject the disk and relaunch Apt. The Vault will be available afterwards. I have not tried restoring libraries as I am afraid of losing photos, based on the discussion thread here.
Can anybody say if I should just avoid the Vault at all and rely on Timemachine for backups? (in case I continue to use a FAT32 disk?).
Thx!MacBook Pro 15" 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2009 12:13 PM (in response to Pierre Eclair)Hi Pierre Eclair;
You might want to read this posting which say not to use fat32 for Aperture.
AllanMacBook Pro, PowerMac G5 Quad. iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 7800 GT, 6.5 GB RAM, 440 GB, Nikon N80, D70 and D300 Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2009 12:06 PM (in response to aczyzyk)I also am having problems with the vault facility in Aperture
I had previously setup a vault in Aperture 2 that operated fine. The disk was 500GB Western Digital My Book, and needed no re-formating). I eventually canned this vault and set it up as a time machine disk for backup purposes - the intent was obviously to use this to backup more than just Aperture
What has been worrying me of late is that the time machine disk is always connected to power and am worried that in the event of a power outage and subsequent surge both my IMAC and time machine disks are fried, or alternatively that through theft I loose both the IMAC and time machine disk
I therefore went and bought a 250GB Western Digital passport disk that could once again be used as a vault and kept off site. Problem is I experience the same problems many of you have.
I therefore re-formatted the disk (as suggested below), setup the vault in Aperture, and backed up the vault. During the process a screen popup stated the following (the WD250GB passport disk was also disconnected from the oirt by the system):
12434 errors occurred. The first 5 are:
Couldn't create /Volumes/MY PASSPORT/Vault.apvault/Library/Family/2008 Aug - Sept.approject/2008-09-01 @ 09:22:02 AM - 2.apimportgroup/IMG1686/Previews/IMG1686.jpg
Couldn't create /Volumes/MY PASSPORT/Vault.apvault/Library/Family/2008 Aug - Sept.approject/2008-09-01 @ 09:22:02 AM - 2.apimportgroup/IMG1687/IMG1687.CR2
Couldn't create /Volumes/MY PASSPORT/Vault.apvault/Library/Family/2008 Aug - Sept.approject/2008-09-01 @ 09:22:02 AM - 2.apimportgroup/IMG1687/IMG1687.JPG
Couldn't create /Volumes/MY PASSPORT/Vault.apvault/Library/Family/2008 Aug - Sept.approject/2008-09-01 @ 09:22:02 AM - 2.apimportgroup/IMG1687/Previews/IMG1687.jpg
Couldn't create /Volumes/MY PASSPORT/Vault.apvault/Library/Family/2008 Aug - Sept.approject/2008-09-01 @ 09:22:02 AM - 2.apimportgroup/IMG1688/IMG1688.CR2
Any suggestions?IMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2009 12:31 PM (in response to aczyzyk)But I was hoping with the latest Aperture update this issue would've been resolved. I had kept my patience for many months, having to manually copy-and-paste my Aperture library onto my back-up drive, a process which took hours. And yet, after applying the 2.1.3 update, I notice nothing has been done to address this issue. I strongly urge everyone that is having Vault freeze-up issues to send feedback to Apple using the Aperture -> Provide Feedback link within Aperture or frankly, I will consider the alternative options out there for RAW workflow. This, ladies and gentlemen, is quite frankly bullsh*t. For a pro-level application to have these types of flaws is simply unacceptable.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2009 5:13 AM (in response to aczyzyk)Same here.
New aperture. New harddrive => FAT32. System freezes and can't find way to remap the vault to a 'friendly' drive. Reinstalling aperture doesn't help.
Surely there's a setting somewhere?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2009 5:22 AM (in response to aczyzyk)Have been looking for aperture setting/preferences, and found reference to my FAT32 drive location in this file...
Though I'm not familiar with the syntax it uses and wary about tinkering... anyone know how to interpret this file?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2009 5:28 AM (in response to bris-vegas)just answered my own question... made backup of file then deleted it, relaunched aperture which rewrites file... no reference to my FAT32 drive in the new file... but problem not solved. Therefore assume setting resides elsewhere.