Highlighted

Lightroom Classic Catalog Backup

Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi!

There was a setting in Lightroom Classic that the catalog automatically creates a backup on a second storage location. I don't think so anymore - where is this attitude?

 

Thank you for your help!

Reini

Mein System: CANON DSLR, WINDOWS 10, LR CC, PS CC
Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by ManiacJoe | Adobe Community Professional

Yes, each backup is the complete catalog.

You can delete the old backups, maybe keep the last five just in case.

 

Note: the catalog backups do NOT contain the image files. You need to backup those outside of Lightroom.

TOPICS
Problem or error, Windows

Views

781

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Lightroom Classic Catalog Backup

Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi!

There was a setting in Lightroom Classic that the catalog automatically creates a backup on a second storage location. I don't think so anymore - where is this attitude?

 

Thank you for your help!

Reini

Mein System: CANON DSLR, WINDOWS 10, LR CC, PS CC
Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by ManiacJoe | Adobe Community Professional

Yes, each backup is the complete catalog.

You can delete the old backups, maybe keep the last five just in case.

 

Note: the catalog backups do NOT contain the image files. You need to backup those outside of Lightroom.

TOPICS
Problem or error, Windows

Views

782

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
May 21, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 21, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

"Automatically" when you close/exit Lightroom-

Go to  MENU: Edit > Catalog Settings...   [CTRL+ ALT + , ]

Set the Option from the Drop-down menu-

ScreenShot209.jpg

Now, when you Exit Lr-Classic you can change the backup storage location by [Choose]

ScreenShot210.jpg

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.0, Photoshop 22.0, Lightroom 4.0, Windows-10. Nikon DSLR.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 21, 2020 1
Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi!
Thank you so much! That was it - I have to change the 2nd path here!

 

Another additional question:
Does each backup contain the complete catalog so that the old folders that LR created during the backup could be deleted?
Thank you for your help!

 

best regards
Reini

Mein System: CANON DSLR, WINDOWS 10, LR CC, PS CC

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 21, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 22, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes, each backup is the complete catalog.

You can delete the old backups, maybe keep the last five just in case.

 

Note: the catalog backups do NOT contain the image files. You need to backup those outside of Lightroom.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 22, 2020 1
Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi!
Thank you for your help. I have one more question - I looked at the Lightroom catalog folder. It's pretty confusing. What can I delete? Thank you! See the screenshot!
best regards
Reini

 


Katalogordner.JPG

Mein System: CANON DSLR, WINDOWS 10, LR CC, PS CC

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 24, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 25, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

As a general rule, you normally want to delete nothing from the catalog folder.

In this case you seem to have some old catalogs (*.LrCat) from old versions of Lightroom (due to the "-2" names). Given the old dates, you could probably delete those after confirming the contents.

 

You don't show any backups, normally in the "backup" folder. Ideally the backups should be on a separate drive anyway.

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 25, 2020 0