4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2012 11:26 AM by Gary Sumlak
Gary Sumlak Level 3 Level 3

I resently perchased Mainstage 2 via the App Store, I have started to download the additional free content - spacing it out over a couple months so that I don't get charged by my ISP for 30+GB of excess data!!.


Since I don't want to have to go through the process of re-downloading the entire library in the event of a system crash, I want to backup the additional content to a network Drobo.  I checked the :Library/Application Support folder and did not find a Mainstage folder, but did find a Logic folder. 


Since I do not have Logic installed on this Mac, I am assuming the content is for Mainstage.  Is this correct?  If that is the case, if/when I install Logic, will Logic automatically find the content?


Will all the additional content download into this folder?


If that is the case, can I just backup the Logic folder to my Drobo, and if my system crashes, can I just copy the folder back and have the content recognized by Mainstage after moving to a new Mac or a recovery?


Any help of suggestions on the proper steps to backup Mainstage and all the free downloadable additional content would be greatly appreciated.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.16 GHz, 2GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, FCS1
Solved by CCTM on Jan 13, 2012 1:43 AM Solved



You will need to backup:


The Mainstage Application

Library:Application Support:Logic

Library:Application Support:GarageBand:Instrument Library

Library:Audio:Apple Loops

Library:Audio:Impulse Responses



That should do it?



It might be easier to download the Additional Content installers directly (rather than using the in-application method), so that you can backup the installers themselves.


From another thread on the forum



http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/GarageBand11Instrumen tsPro.pkg


http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPack4_Instruments. pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackOneInstruments Surround.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackOneLoopsAAC.pk g

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackOrchestralInst rumentsSurround.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackOrchestralLoop sAAC.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackRemixToolsInst rumentsSurround.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackRhythmSectionI nstrumentsSurround.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackRhythmSectionL oopsAAC.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackVoicesLoopsAAC .pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackWorldMusicInst rumentsSurround.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/JamPackWorldMusicLoop sAAC.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/LogicProSurroundConte nt.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/ProAudioAdditionalCon tent.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/ProAudioCoreContent.p kg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/RemixTools_Instrument s.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/RhythmSection_Instrum ents.pkg

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/Voices_Instruments.pk g

http://audiocontentdownload.apple.com/lp9_ms2_content_2011/WorldMusic_Instrument s.pkg