2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2017 7:25 AM by jimg33149937

    Catalog Backup Date


      I run LR 6.9 on Windows 7.

      I back up my catalog weekly but in my Catalog Settings panel the date of the last backup is shown sometime way back in December. The date of the last optimisation is correct i.e. a few days ago, even though both the backup and optimising were done together.

      I have done a search on this and found it has been raised once previously. However the conclusion of the discussion is confusing. Can somebody explain what is going on please?

      Jim Greenfield

        • 1. Re: Catalog Backup Date
          DdeGannes Adobe Community Professional

          Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 8.45.04 AM.pngWhat you are seeing in the Catalog settings is the date the Catalog you are backing up was created.

          By default the Catalog backups are saved in the location as displayed in the attached screen capture. However you can use the Choose Option to dictate where you wish the backups to be saved. This is advisable since you do not wish them to be stored in the same HDD as your Original Catalog.

          When you go to do the next backup you should see the location where the previous backups were saved.Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 7.57.46 AM.png


          The Backup Folder should look like this. sub-folders are created with the Date and Time as the name, the backup is inside.

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          • 2. Re: Catalog Backup Date
            jimg33149937 Level 1

            Many thanks but that doesn't seem to clear this up. I should have said that the actual catalog back up files are there in the same folder as my previews, agprefs, lrcat  etc files. (I back them up to an external drive also). The catalog settings panel clearly says:

            "Last backup - 5.12.16

            Last optimised 16.3.17

            Created 22.2.17"

            Not sure why the latter is so recent as the catalog has been in existence for ages.