I recently upgraded to Lightroom CC with facial recognition. After identifying a few hundred faces, I let it run for a couple of days to tag >100K photos in my library. A few hours ago I checked and it seemed to be done, so I closed Lightroom and got the usual "do you want to back up" prompt, so I said OK. After 3 or 4 hours, it's still optimizing the catalog. Lightroom is unresponsive and my computer (a pretty powerful Xeon with 48GB memory) is unusably slow.
I'm planning on letting it run to completion because I don't want to destroy my catalog, but has anyone else had this problem? Or should I kill Lightroom and hope it actually made the backup before doing whatever it's doing?
Not a great start for me with the latest upgrade...
Thanks in advance.
I just did the same with mine (345k photos, 90k faces so far (50% of cat through - 1week of running), about 25 minutes into "optimizing catalog".. hope I don't have to make the kill choice :-<
I7 5820k @4GHZ/16GB DDR4 RAM.
ok about 30 minutes to backup/optimize. Completed with backup/optimize successfully