I have consolidated my pics to a single 5tb external drive now that 5tb drives are fairly common.. I have a 240gb ssd as a 'c' drive purchased to have a speedy operating system. I have tried to import the 4+ tb of pics into lightroom from my 5tb external drive ... but there is not room on the 240gb 'c' drive for that. i thought lightroom just copied the addresses etc of the files when importing . I purchased the 240gb 'c' drive thinking that it would be adequate for lightroom use. i have plenty of external drive space and i really want to have lightroom backups off the 'c' drive.
I thought this might be a common problem for others with a big database of pics. Can anyone tell me how to get around the reliance of 'c' drive for lightroom imports and backups?
The images will stay in their exact original location during import if it says 'ADD' at the top of the screen, not 'Copy' or 'Copy as DNG'. This is not the same thing as a 'backup' though. The catalog backup only backs up the catalog, and it happens when you quit Lightroom.
Thanks Theresa J, You are quite correct .. i never copy and always add ... cant prove i used copy but it seems i must have. behaving now exactly as i had expected.
thanks for the quick reply .. much appreciated