15 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2015 5:32 AM by dj_paige

    Using 'Export as Catalog...' to archive photos to a file server -- is this right?

    TurnstyleNYC Level 1

      Hi all,

       

      My catalog file is getting a bit unwieldy, and I'd like to archive some photos to a file server on my LAN.

       

      I've never used 'Export as Catalog...' so I'm hoping to explain how I believe I should use it, and somebody here might tell me if I have the right idea.

       

       

      1) Select the files I want to export, choose 'Export as Catalog...', chose 'Export Selected' and 'Export Negatives', and export.

       

      2) Move the exported catalog and files to the file server on my LAN

       

      3) Once I'm sure everything is working, delete the files from the main catalog.

       

      And having done so, I should be able to open the catalog from the file server on my LAN, and export a JPG or whatever if I ever need to.

       

       

      And if I later want to add more files to that exported/archived catalog:

       

      1) Select the files I want to export, choose 'Export as Catalog...', chose 'Export Selected' and 'Export Negatives', and export.

       

      2) Open the exported/archived catalog on the file server on my LAN

       

      3) Select 'Import from Another Catalog...' and select the catalog I exported in step #1 above.

       

      4) Once I'm sure everything is working, delete the files from the main catalog, and also delete the catalog I exported.

       

       

      Is that all correct?

       

      Thanks kindly, I'm a bit concerned I'll screw up something I care about, but I do need to start archiving. Much appreciate your consideration!

       

      -Scott