4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 14, 2015 7:54 PM by keithrj

    I have been interested in how lightroom uses the catalog so was poking around a backup of the catalog. I found it rather concerning that although the database (catalog) is pretty well designed, there is no referential integrity defined or enforced.

    keithrj

      I have been interested in how lightroom uses the catalog so was poking around a backup of the catalog.  I am a database administrator and I found it rather concerning that although the database (catalog) is pretty well designed, there is no referential integrity defined or enforced. This is non-standard practice and could well be the source of corrupt catalogs I have seen many people complain about. I would strongly recommend the developers modify the catalog and adopt best practices if they want to improve the stability of Lightroom and the catalog.