I've noticed a behavior twice recently that I can't seem to trace. Background: Big Aperture library on its own internal drive, gets re-copied to new drive every month or so. 439,591 images. Probably about 350-400 GB on a 500GB drive.
Last night, I was importing by reference 956 images from two separate cards (537 and 419 images) simultaneously (one FW400 Lexar reader, one USB SanDisk reader). — something I do often
The import was very slow. Seemed like it was hung up, but I remained patient. Eventually it finished.
The project now has 956 images, with 137/537 managed and 310/419 managed, even though the import was set up to be referenced.
The directory where they were supposed to be stored has 920 items.
Drilling down into the Aperture library contents shows Two directories in Masters for that date, one with 137, one with 310.
This tells me that in the process of the import, Aperture managed to turn 956 files into 1367 total, between the three places, and create a confusing problem that I have to work out manually.
Looking back in the masters section, I see that it appears to have possibly happened a few other times.
Has anybody else observed this behavior? Anybody know how to solve it? Aperture has been making me nervous lately.
I should add that I've already tried repair permissions and repair database. I'm a little nervous about the rebuild database option.