When doing catalog backup get message " your system is low on disk space, and elements organizer cannot perform the operation. If create a catalog with 20 pictures backup works OK. backing up to a 1TB external drive. Have 16705 pictures in catalog. Total disk space for pictures is 192 MB. Why am I getting message?
kdrozzen a écrit:
Total disk space for pictures is 192 MB.
Do you really mean MB (megabytes) or GB (gigabytes) ?
Even if its GB, the free space may be enough, depending on your files size, especially with videos or raw files.
When you start the backup process, it first shows you the total size of the catalog.
Yes the picture file is 192 gb, the video file is 69 gb. The size of the catalog is 57,944.3 mb. The internal drive has 399 GB free and the external drive has 639 gb free. I tried to do backup to internal drive and got same message. What is going on do I have to make multiple catalogs? Is there a catalog size limit?
No idea about the reason of that message...
If you have a look at the menu preferences, section performance in the editor, what are the settings for both drives ?
Making several catalogs is never a good solution. There is no practical catalog size limits, yours is about average.
I was not looking at videos in elements. When I went to VIEW, Media Types and added Videos to the list everything worked fine. I was using only pictures when I was setting up albumns before trying the backup. That seemed to do the trick.
Thanks for your help
I had the same problem. After reviewing the replies, none of them helped me. My final solution was to specify the actual folder within my external drive, instead of specifying the drive letter (N: in my case). This might be your problem as well.