I'm a video editor (and Adobe Cloud user) and I'm about to start using Lightroom for my photographs.
I don't want to have my photos in the same place as my other projects just to keep everything sorted.
My question's are:
1. Can I put everything (photos and catalog) on an external hard drive?
This shouldn't be a problem I think.
2. Can I use this one hard drive and switch between my desktop and laptop? Both have the latest version of Lightroom.
3. Can I use CarbonCopyCloner to backup everything to a second hard drive in case hard drive 1 fails?
And if hard drive 1 crashes continue working on hard drive 2 without any problems?
Thanks a lot
Yes, yes and yes.
If tragedy strikes and drive 1 fails and drive 2 is put in its place, if drive 2 is identified with a different letter (Windows) or name (Mac), Lightroom will need to be redirected to the new location for the catalog and photos, but this is easily done. Same thing could apply when switching the external from desktop to laptop if the drive letter/name differs between the two machines, but they can be set to always use the same letter to identify the drive.
Thanks a lot.
Drive names on Mac will be the same.