Yes, at the time of import you can select the destination as your external hard drive and it will copy all the images and import the smart previews in Lightroom Catalog,but there's one condition you need to always plugin you hard drive to your system whenever you use Lightroom.
Hi, txs for the quick reply! I am not sure if I understand your answer completely,
what I actually should like to do is importing my photos from the SD card onto 2 disks at the same time.
Disk 1 is is the one I always use with lightroom to work with, so the catalogue is linked with this disk
Disk 2 is the back up, so that in case my disk 1 crashes i can fall back to disk 2 (with help of backup catalogue of Lightroom?)
Is that possible?
Thanks, I will use it immediately. Will Lightroom still be able to find back the photos with the lightroom backup setting on this disk when the first original disk is broken down?
This will not happen automatically. You will have to create the same file structure on the back up disk as you have on the working disk. That way you will be able to reconnect your Catalog File with the backup photos.
OK, that is clear txs again for help. By the way, is there a common/easy way to have a good flow?
I have an archive of about 1,7 TB spread over 3 disks, I want now to re-archive all my photo's in a clear professional way with help of Lightroom and I am looking for a good, quick and safe system.
I can buy an extra external HD and connect it in the way you advised, but maybe there are other/better ways?
One other point, as far as I am aware, the info about where the second copy is saved will not be stored in the Catalog File.
I think you should raise the issue of backup option in another thread, You would be more likely attract more responses to the specific issue.
I will do