I've downloaded the complete Logic Pro X sound library on my Macbook Pro which takes around 57GB space. I've also gone through this tutorial which says how to back up the sound library, so that you don't have to download it from scratch for a new installation. The essential idea is to:

  1. copy EXS Factory Samples and Ultrabeat Samples folders from Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > Logic.

  2. copy Apple Loops from Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Apple Loops > Apple.

In my case I've seen the Logic folder takes around 39GB, and Apple Loops takes 5GB. I've verified step 2, so restoring Apple Loops from a backup works fine. But for step 1, those two folders consume around 25GB, while the Alchemy Samples folder in same directory [Logic] is of size 14GB.

So, my question is, can I take backup for the whole Logic folder instead of backing up only those two folders, so that it can be restored later?

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Keep a backup of the following contents in your external hard drive

  • /Library/Application Support/Logic
  • /Library/Application Support/GarageBand
  • /Library/Audio/Apple Loops
  • /Library/Audio/Impulse Responses

Once the new installation is finished, you can replace these with your backup.

As far as the method described in this tutorial is concerned, I may have to warn you that the usage of aliases is not the most optimal solution out there. Symlinks, or Symbolic Links is the best way to do it.

As it is not strictly related to your query, I would leave you with a link, in case you are interested.

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