2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2014 3:41 PM by léonie
Matte77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

We have for a few years now used the "export project as new library" when filing away old projects. To clear up the main aperture library. We then have all those libraries on multiple external drives so we can go back to if and when needed.

 

My question is do I need to open all of my old aperture libraries every so often to make sure they get upgraded to the latest aperture version? Or will I be able to open old aperture libraries in the future, regardles of age?

 

Thank you in advance


Aperture 3, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • William Lloyd Level 7 Level 7 (20,980 points)

    "Regardless of age" is indeterminate ;-) I don't know for sure whether Aperture 3.5.1 could open and upgrade an Aperture 1.0 library. There's probably some timeframe on it, but nobody knows how long.

     

    I'd say that in general you may want to open your old libraries every once in a while and upgrade them. Have a backup of course of all of them before upgrading.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,490 points)

    I don't know for sure whether Aperture 3.5.1 could open and upgrade an Aperture 1.0 library.

    The Release Notes suggest compatibility backwards, at least back to Aperture 1.5 - see the last paragraph: A note on upgrading your Aperture library

     

    Aperture 3.5.1: Release notes

     

    Matte77,  I fully agree with William Lloyd - open the Aperture libraries occasionally. Only this way you will notice, if the drive is starting to fail, and if your libraries are still readable. Otherwise you will risk to discover that one of  your libraries is no longer readable at the same time as the bakup drive fails.

     

    Also, you might ocnsider to merge your libraries into fewer ones. This way, it would be easier to keep them updated.