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Planning on migrating files from server to NAS

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Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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Hello,

We have a user that has thousands of photos saved in multiple directories on a server we are going to decommission. Because we are moving to a cloud based solution for files, I figured photos that are accessed multiple times a day would be best suited for a NAS instead.

 

The plan is to copy all the pictures into a parent folder on the NAS and then subfolders under that by year. Once I copy the photos, what should I do in Elements to make sure the catalog can go back to the NAS for data and keep all the tags and data this user has input for all of these years? I know I should back up the catalog but would restoring it after the move know what to do? I don't want him to lose years of work.

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Community Expert , Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

The Elements Organizer cannot use files stored in a Cloud server except for the minor abilities of sending files back and forth in the Adobe Elements Web service (currently in a limited public beta).

 

Storing catalog files on a NAS is possible but is discouraged because of performance issues.  See this post by an Adobe employee.  I think you will find that using a plain external drive will work better than a NAS.

 

@Mauricio30995007ujrw said:  what should I do in Elements to make sure the catal

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The Elements Organizer cannot use files stored in a Cloud server except for the minor abilities of sending files back and forth in the Adobe Elements Web service (currently in a limited public beta).

 

Storing catalog files on a NAS is possible but is discouraged because of performance issues.  See this post by an Adobe employee.  I think you will find that using a plain external drive will work better than a NAS.

 

@Mauricio30995007ujrw said:  what should I do in Elements to make sure the catalog can go back to the NAS for data and keep all the tags and data this user has input for all of these years

 

The best way to do this (and maintain all user input into the catalog) is to backup the current catalog and restore it on the new storage device.  You can keep the current folder hierarchy, if that is what you want.  See this article for more details.  Pay attention to the folder structure examples.  These differ depending on the Restore options that are chosen.

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