Backup Lightroom Catalog and Images - Do you recommend Time Machine?

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ted Wilson
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Re: Backup Lightroom Catalog and Images - Do you recommend Time Machine?
In reply to Lobo93065, Apr 27, 2013

Be aware that Time Machine and Databases(Lightroom Catalog) do not always play nice. It views the database as a single file and will possibly back up the entire catalog again. Also Time Machine does not back up files AS they are being modified, but once an hour or you can tell it to manually start a back up, but it is not instantaneous when you modify or add files.

This is from Apple's FAQ support article

"This sheet allows you to exclude files, folders, or entire volumes from being backed up. You might want to do this to avoid filling up your backup drive.

Tip: If you regularly modify a very large file (greater than 1 GB, for example), you might want to add that specific file to the "Exclude these items from backups" list. Time Machine backs up modified files, regardless of how much or how little the file changed from the previous backup. "

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427

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