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dreed

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Doing an export catalogue as an update?
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:03:40 am »

Whilst travelling, I do the right thing and create backups of images on external hard drives by exporting as a catalogue every day or so.

However I run into a problem where Lr will say "Catalogue already exists" so I need to export to a new catalogue.

And this means a new export of previews and raws. Not so much fun.

What do others do to work around this problem?
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Simon Garrett

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Re: Doing an export catalogue as an update?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 10:32:27 am »

I don't do export-as-catalogue.  Rather, I backup the image files and the Lightroom catalogue.  I use Microsoft's Robocopy utility, but I guess you could use any backup program. 

No point in backing up previews, of course.  LR the previews aren't there, LR simply recreates them. 
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Re: Doing an export catalogue as an update?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 12:10:06 pm »

I also do not use Export as Catalog for backup when traveling.

When I am traveling I have a 1.5TB USB3 disk that gets a backup of everything imported-as it imports via the Second copy function. If I make large numbers of edits to the images captured while traveling, I make a rare file system copied version of the catalog to hedge my bets.

When I return home I do an Export as Catalog to make a copy to integrate into my Master catalog. 
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