In modern era, photography isn’t just about taking photos, and delivery photos only. Other than taking photos, delivery the final image, in prints or in DVD, we still have to take care of things like, data storage management.
I started digital photography with a simple Windows XP desktop set up. As time goes by, the need for a system with better performance grows stronger, and so does the need for larger storage capacity. I then shifted from one platform to another, shifting from Windows to Mac. I then bought a 1TB external storage to accomodate the fast spinning need of more GB in digital era.
My 1TB external storage has now reached a critical point. I’m running short of space, and I seem to encounter problem with one of the four partitions I set in this storage disk. The partition alone is 200Gb in total size. That is a lot of data to be backed up before I do anything to that partition.
It took me several hours to get the partition finally ready. After which, I gotta sort the structure for my archive drives. One thing I learnt from this exercised is that, the Aperture 3 library does not support FAT file system. (You may have gotten this from forum, or websites, or even the user manual) In other words, if you have any of your Aperture libraries seated at a partition with FAT file system, you would not be able to get the Aperture running. You will need to format the partition, and change it to Mac OS Extended format.
Mac OS: Disk Utility — You need to ensure the format for that partition where Aperture library is sitting is in Mac OS Extended format.
Other wise, you will be hitting error messages saying the disk volume does not have support to run the Aperture library.
With all the above done, I need to proceed with the sorting, and cleaning now. Most of the old libraries I have in this external disk are still in the old format, version 2.0. I’ve gotta do the upgrade the hard way, by clicking each of the libraries one by one. It’s a long process.
I hope my simple sharing here do provide you some info if you encounter this in future. Cheers!