I honestly cannot recall from which Lightroom version it stopped working (maybe 4.3), but now every time I open Lightroom CC I am presented with this warning message stating that my NAS Volume is disconnected, when indeed Volume is mounted and correctly working.
If I then go back to the app preferences and select the same Volume, the software starts a process of "Checking your files" that never really starts, as is stuck on 0 of 5k pictures and doesn't move.
My only way to have it working is to delete the Lightroom library file in user/pictures and at the following start Lightroom checks all the files again. Once is finished, I can close and reopen the app with no issue within the same session. The following day, I am back to square one.
I have only 5k pictures of my Adobe cloud archive at the moment, and I was planning to slowly add my whole collection but this is simply not an acceptable workflow in the long run.
Am I doing something wrong? Is the NAS option not really a reliable option?
Any clue or tips would be really appreciated
My Lightroom version is the latest available 4.4, but I had the same issues with the 4.3
I was using a Macbook Pro, now I am using a Mac Mini M1, a different machine, same issues.
My NAS is a Synology DS220, quite a recent model and always updated and physically connected to the router
I have never tried a NAS with Lr. With Classic, NAS has always been very problamatic for the catelog, and occasionally questionable even for images.
I would suggest eliminating the NAS.
Also, note: you can depend on Lr to manage the cache locally of images. I have a nice high speed connection at home, so on my laptop which I really use for software development, only has a 512MB SSD; my online cataloge is over 700GB and 24K images. It downloads and maintains what I need on the fly using only about 100GB.
While my desktop, is setup to keep local copies of everything with a couple TB of space; it has the room.
Hi Timothy, thanks for your reply I am aware of the local cache and it's indeed enough for the files I need to work on. My point for having a NAS is that if one day I decide to stop paying for the Cloud backup I already have all my files locally in a RAID set-up. (Not to mention if anything goes wrong with Adobe servers for some reason, which can always happen...). This is also the reason why I prefer a NAS over a local machine storage: redundancy.