The same issue on my Aperture. I have 3.5 running on OS 10.9 and any attempt on updating the vaults on NAS are unsucesfull. Aperture just stops responding.
I tried to create a new vault on USB connected external drive but with the same results.
I did repair permission and database but no progress at all.
Any help or ideas?
How are your drives formatted? A vault is essentially an Aperture library and needs to be on a drive formatted MacOS X Extended journaled. Previous versions of Aperture tried to work with incorrectly formatted drives, but Aperture 3.5 is checking the formatting and will not open a lbrary on a drive with the wrong formatting. Your NAS has probably a different filesystem, since a NAS requires special software, and what is the formatting of your USB drive?
For many years I had never a single issue with the vault on NAS ( Synology) starting with Aperture 2 till now.
Yes, it is most probably Synology proprietary format and it's a pity that Apple didn't mentioned vault limitation on 3.5 release notes.
Yeah, I don't need the iCloud Photo Sharing but I DO NEED the vaults
My USB disc is Mac OS Extended Journaled. Aperture is not responding as I see it at the Dock and in the system. However the disc is working and the file size is continuously growing, currently 170 GB with expected size approx. 220 GB.
I will post final results in a few hours.
Just to continue the topic...
Updating the vault continued for another 4 hours with Aperture still in "not responding" mode.
But after that time the was no disc activity so I decided to force quit of Aperture.
Then I restarted it againg and started to update the vault once again.
Aperture went into "not responding" again but this time for approx 20 min and then...
.. the green colour confirmed that vault is up to date and working !!!
With the NAS vault there is no progress at all.
So I presume that it needs to be a Mac OS Extended Journaled volume, but there should be a fix for Aperture to communicate with Maverics properly and not showing "not responding" message.
dsloan - is your vault also on an external drive, specifically a NAS setup drive? If so, how is it configured?
In general NAS drives, though convenient, are not recommended for your libraries (or vaults) themselves, per this support article, due to the proprietary formating/mounting configurations: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3252
Back to my iMac now. All three external HDs are:
Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
How are your drives connected? If you are having them daisy-chained or are using a HUB, try to connect the drive with the vault directly. There have been reports that Mavericks sometimes has problems with daisy-chained drives or certain USB HUBs.
All three external HDs are connected directly to the iMac. My primary photo drive is an 800 firewire, the secondary drive that backs up the primary is a 400 firewire. They drive I'm trying to save the vault to is a USB 2.0. The Aperture Library is located on the iMac internal HD and is about 135GB in size. 95% of the files are referenced to the primary external photo HD. The rest are managed images within the Aperture Library.
I have deleted the failed Vault and will try to create a new one again. I have left it running for quite a long time. The problem is that Aperture crashes and I have to reboot and restart...to no avail.
My original post on Nov 3...
Updated iMac to Mavericks & the new Aperture 3.5. Unable to update my vaults. They run about half way thru & then Aperture crashes. I have to close. Reboot iMac & relaunch Aperture.
I've tried everything that Apple has suggested. I've reformatted the external drives and verified the permissions.
Vaults update just fine on my 15" MBPro onto my external drive.
Aperture crashes in the middle of creating or updated a vault on my iMac onto my external drives.
Downloading Photoshop & Lightroom 5 even as I type.