1337 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2007 8:30 PM by Niel
Use the instructions in this article to move the iPhoto library to a disk image which doesn't have any special characters in its name, and place the disk image on the network drive. None of the pictures will need to have their name changed if this is done, as the disk image uses a different filesystem than the network drive.
Thanks for the idea! I'm just working on it right now; it's taking a bit of time to organize a few years of iPhoto Libraries (still using iPhoto 6), with my source hard drive close to full ... (thus the network drive I'm "implementing").
I ran into an interesting situation in creating the Disk Image according to the iPhoto article's recommendation to create using "sparse image". It created two volume references: one with the white icon entitled: xxx Disk Image, and the other with the more physical-looking disk icon, entitled: xxx Disk Image.sparseimage.
I dragged my first iPhoto Library to the white icon, and it copied the library into it. But when I dragged that to the new network drive, it only created an alias there. So instead I dragged the second icon, and it seems to be copying a large file about the size of the Library. Question is: do I need both icons copied to the network dirve? Whiceh really holds the data?