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Apple Pro Training Series: Getting Started with Aperture by Estelle McGechie

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Lesson 4. Saving and Archiving

Goals   Understand how to save, restore, and protect your image archive from data loss

Master archive and backup techniques using the vault

Every photographer knows it is essential to have a safeguard against data loss—a fail-safe way to protect your valuable images from drive failure. Fortunately, Aperture has an advanced method of archiving your entire Library.

Called the vault, the feature works by creating a mirror image of your Library on an external device, such as a FireWire drive. You can connect multiple drives and set up as many vaults as necessary. The Vault update is cumulative, so once you have performed your first backup, Aperture will automatically back up only those files that have changed in ...

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