The statement is made on p137 that "The image documents...have a different set of backup needs. Lightroom catalogs in particular should not be backed up in the same way as text documents; this would slow the backup dramatically and and would often result in a bad copy of the Lightroom catalog (if the catalog was open when backed up)."
Since I use LR3 now along with IDImager I'd like to understand this statement better.
- What specifically is meant by "LR catalogs should not be backed up in the same way as text documents"? I use Bounceback Express to be sure that the latest copy of each file is on the external drive, which I rotate off site periodically. The backup is supposed to run overnight. When it doesn't and I have to run it during the day, I agree, it is slow. But then with a large catalog file, why wouldn't it be?
- I suppose I can see how an open catalog file could be corrupted on a backup. Is that a given, or a rarity?
- In what specific ways should LR catalogs be backed up differently from other documents?