Backing up RAW files as a catalog and retaining edits when restoring

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Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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I'm in the UK visiting family and doing lots of travelling. I'm using my MacBook to process in Lightroom and then upload photos to my website. I would like to know if there is a way to backup all my travel images (RAW files) and retain the edits? I know I can backup a folder as a catalog to save my RAW files and then restore if necessary. However, when I open the backed up catalog in 'Pictures,' My RAW files have no edits which makes sense because they are RAW files. My question is - If I were to restore this catalog, would the edits then appear so I can export as Jpegs? I have heard of some 'horror stories' where the restored catalog is missing all the edits requiring much processing before exporting.


Advice / suggestions much appreciated!

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