LR does not support storing the catalog proper on network volumes, but you can store the photos on network volumes. There are a couple of workarounds to the catalog restriction:
- Keep your photos on a network volume and use Dropbox (or similar) to synchronize the catalog folder between your computers.
- Create a writable disk image on the network drive and store your catalog in that disk image.
There are threads in this forum and the official Adobe feedback forum giving more details about these. Neither workaround is officially supported. I haven't tried either method, but my impression from the other threads is that they might be fragile. So make sure you've got reliable, tested backups of your catalog.
Fantastic, thank you so much
I was just told by tech support that even moving the catalog backups to a network drive is not allowed nor is having the images themselves on a network drive allowed. INSANE I have just lost A LOT of work because of this. I have a lot of useless catalog backups that were tested and worked fine in 6.0 Now useless in Classic when I need one. GRRRRRR
I was just told by tech support that even moving the catalog backups to a network drive is not allowed nor is having the images themselves on a network drive allowed.
This is utter nonsense from Tech Support. And it is also completely untrue.