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Backing up prior to a clean install of Lion #1
Jon Dobyns's picture
by Jon Dobyns
November 19, 2013 - 11:13am

I am starting to have issues again with Aperture 3.4.5 and round tripping through CS5 and general slow MAC performance. Any recommendations on back up software before I proceed.

 When I went from from Snow Leopard to a clean install of Mountain Lion, I used Time Machine Back-up. I had so many problems with Aperture after that and spent countless sessions on the phone with Apple tech support.

 In the End I do remember them telling me that Time Machine was not recommended for back up to programs like Aperture, hmmmm  really.


So any suggestions would be appreciated



Craig Andrews's picture
by Craig Andrews
November 24, 2013 - 12:10pm

I don’t really have a suggestion but I have not had any issues reinstalling from Time Machine.  I presume you are only referring to the app and not image files backed up through Time Machine.   I hate doing OSX updates and it seems there is always a bug or two.  I just updated to Mavericks a couple hours ago and when I use a Nik plug-in directly (i.e. not using it via P.S.) when the tiff file is returned, I have a blank viewer screen.  I digress!  How did you make out? 

I'd much rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

Jon Dobyns's picture
by Jon Dobyns
November 25, 2013 - 3:37pm

Craig, yes my last major OSX 10.8 update gave me fits, I think I still have multiple libraries of the same projects, but everything has been running “ok” (knock on wood) . It was the Apps that had issues, I use the Reference file system so my files reside outside my Mac.

  I have not done the Maverick update, if it’s not broke don’t fix it. If there is ever an Aperture 4 and I get CS6 by Xmas then I will certainly go forward.


I was contacted by another user and they suggested “Super Duper” back up.

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