Ok, here's the scenario: Until a few days ago I was using an old MacBook (circa 2006, the black one) with Aperture 2 with a refernced library (about 400 gig in size), stored on a Lacie Rugged Safe drive. Then, I bought a new MBP (15 inch, 2.7GHz, 512Gig SSD, 8G RAM, OSX 10.8.3) and installed latest Aperture.
So, it's the dawn of a new era for me and Im excited to get off my antique machine....so, I attached the library to the new machine, opened Aperture and received a dialogue box saying I need to 'upgrade' my library to work in the new version of Aperture (and that the upgraded library wont be able to be used on old Aperture). Fair enough, I click Ok, and it starts the process. It gets through 2% and then freezes(!)
The only way I know of to un-freeze the situation is to force quit Aperture via finder and try it again. This worries me as it could happen again and perhaps the library is being damaged in the process? Or perhaps is already damaged, which is why it's freezing?** Also, I dont want to keep going through this process as it is very time consuming (imagine next time it gets spends hours and gets through 85% of the library, then freezes).
**Note, I have not had any problems with the old set-up (can access, export, adjust etc all images from all projects), except that if I left Aperture unattended for even the shortest amount of time, it would freeze and I would always have to force quite and start again.
For the record, I updated a vault of the library onto a separate Lacie Rugged Safe Drive using the old version of Aperture and on my old Mac before attempting to open new Aperture on the new Mac and going through with the upgrade. And I made a copy of the library to another drive (just a straight copy using Finder, not a vault or carbon copy), so I have backup.
I am also concerned that if I had to (in the meantime) go back and use my old aperture/old mac set-up to get some work done while I sort this out, that the 2% that was upgraded will not be available (as per the warning message from Aperture that upgraded libraries will not work on old versions of aperture).
Should I just force quit and try again. And when I try again, does anyone have any advice for making sure the upgrade process goes smoothly?
Thanks so much!