Question on Catalog Backup in LR4

Started Dec 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 5,489
Re: Question on Catalog Backup in LR4

richardplondon wrote:

Of course you also can copy your *.lrcat and *previews.lrdata outside LR if you want to be sure, but also LR has to be closed and your catalog will not be optimized and tested for Integrity.

While you can do this, few people will recommend backing up your previews on a regular basis. It takes impractically long to do, and is not necessary in any case to a complete functional recovery.

Quite.  You could delete the previews and Lightroom wouldn't mind at all - you wouldn't lose anything except a little bit of time, as if a preview isn't there then Lightroom has to create it next time the image is displayed in Library module.

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