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when did backups become zip files with tons of stuff beyond the catalog?

Mar 29, 2020

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I'll admit that I didn't pay much attention to backups except the 2-3 times over 15 years I needed to use them.

But my recollection is that each backup file was ONE FILE

Now, when I backup, I am saving multiple folders including previews, helper, etc in a zip folder.

 

Can I change this? 

Or, perhaps there is some value here that I'm missing....

I certainly don't want to backup my previews since they can always be recreated....

 

Michael

 

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You are mistaken.

Only the actual LR Catalog file is placed in the Zip file. It is zipped to save space.

No preview or anything else is included.

 

2020-03-29 17_04_55-E__LR Classic V9 Cat Backups_2020-01-13 2101.png

 

 

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when did backups become zip files with tons of stuff beyond the catalog?

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I'll admit that I didn't pay much attention to backups except the 2-3 times over 15 years I needed to use them.

But my recollection is that each backup file was ONE FILE

Now, when I backup, I am saving multiple folders including previews, helper, etc in a zip folder.

 

Can I change this? 

Or, perhaps there is some value here that I'm missing....

I certainly don't want to backup my previews since they can always be recreated....

 

Michael

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Just Shoot Me | Adobe Community Professional

You are mistaken.

Only the actual LR Catalog file is placed in the Zip file. It is zipped to save space.

No preview or anything else is included.

 

2020-03-29 17_04_55-E__LR Classic V9 Cat Backups_2020-01-13 2101.png

 

 

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The built-in backups do not include previews. It only zips up the catalog file.

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You are mistaken.

Only the actual LR Catalog file is placed in the Zip file. It is zipped to save space.

No preview or anything else is included.

 

2020-03-29 17_04_55-E__LR Classic V9 Cat Backups_2020-01-13 2101.png

 

 

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