by Julieanne Kost

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May 4, 2011

To create a backup of your catalog, select Catalog Settings > General.  In the Backup area, select how often Lightroom should create a backup of your catalog. Remember, this is only creating a backup of the Lightroom catalog (NOT your images).  The backup might use a little disk space, but it’s well worth the investment just in case something happens to the primary catalog.

It is also wise to change the location of the backup catalog. When prompted to backup (depending on the schedule set above) select a secondary drive (if possible) so that if the primary drive fails, you will still have your backups on the secondary drive.



  • By David - 8:48 AM on May 4, 2011  

    Is keeping the backup in Dropbox a good idea?

  • By Rob - 12:03 PM on May 30, 2011  

    I think for the sequence here you meant “Edit > Catalog Settings > General”

  • By CRad - 11:41 AM on August 17, 2011  

    Where is Secondary backup designation located? It disappeared on my screen.
    Thanks in advance!