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Alternative Datapath on MacOSX

Postby FrankydT » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:02 pm

I'm trying this trick on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with Nebula Server latest version inside of Logic Pro 9.1.6.
I want to move the presets to another hard disk.
It should be adding this line to the xml file, I think, as example:
<ALTERNATIVEDATAPATH> /Volumes/Hard Disk Name/Folder Name/ </ALTERNATIVEDATAPATH>

Inside of it the folders Programs and Vectors as usual.

But I can't make it run.
Someone has found a manner to get it work?
Thank you. Bye
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Re: Alternative Datapath on MacOSX

Postby cpwade » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:55 am

I keep my libs on a separate drive, no problem. I do not edit the .xml, I just use a "symbolic link" as opposed to an alias, neb will not follow the trail with an alias or .xml pointer. (that I am aware of)

Step one: install neb server mac to 10.6.8.
Step two: go to library/audio/presets/AcusticaAudio/Nebula3
Step three: drag Nebula3 folder to your remote drive changing nothing in the files. Just move it.
Step four: delete original file on your HD.

Now, using a hard link creator (I use tinker tool) create a symbolic link by identifying the moved Nebula3 file and saving the newly created link back to your Library/audio/presets/AcusticaAudio/ "Nebula3".

You really don't risk anything as you have saved the file else where while you learn to do this. Also, you buy nothing as the demos of a number of softs; onyx, tinkertool, macpilot, cocktail are generous to let you have full run of their wares for a bit while you demo, in this case creating a "symbolic link".

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?s ... 0610290643
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10433/symboliclinker
http://www.bresink.com/osx/300321023/details.html
http://mac.brothersoft.com/macpilot.html

Best wishes.
I hope this works for you as it did for me.

PM with questions as/if needed.
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Re: Alternative Datapath on MacOSX

Postby FrankydT » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:31 pm

I don't know why I didn't think to this. :oops:
Easy one.
Thank you very much
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Re: Alternative Datapath on MacOSX

Postby davidgary73 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:44 pm

You can use SymbolicLinker with Acqua too :D

Move the Acqua folder to internal/external drive but don't move the N2S.

Right click and select Make Symbolic Link and it will generate a symlink.

Move the symlink folder back to the VST folder and rename the Acqua symlink folder back to it original Acqua name.
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Re: Alternative Datapath on MacOSX

Postby cpwade » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:53 pm

This is good to know. Thank you. I have become very strung out on SAND atm so... I suspect that I will need to accommodate a new family of aquas here soon.
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