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Aug 28, 2011 11:28 |  #1

OK, it's that time-I need to add more storage. My question is: how does this affect my Lightroom catalog? I want to add a 2TB drive and move all my existing photos to it.


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Aug 28, 2011 12:00 |  #2

I don't really know if this is the "right" way to do this, but here's what I did/do: My photographs are organized by Year/Month/Day. When I first started this system I exported each of the Year folders (with the month/day sub-folders) over to the new drive, then I reimported those catalogues into Lightroom. Then I deleted the Year folders that were on the main drive. My HD on my computer would be completely full and then some if I had all of my photographs on it.

Each year I export the last year (let's say 2010) to my RAID array. The RAID array provides two complete copies of the photos (and LR database). During the current year I have 2 copies; one on my computers HD, and one on the portable. I usually keep several years worth on the portable just so I have them with me.


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Aug 28, 2011 12:30 |  #3

if you just want to move them just copy them over to the new location and then on the current location within LR just right click on the folder they are in now and say update folder location and then select where you moved them

once your sure its all working ok then you can just delete them from the original location, of course you could just move them in the beginning and skip that step but this is a little safer ;)

this doesn't really effect your catalog at all it just updates the pointer of where the pics are


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Aug 28, 2011 17:44 |  #4

Thanks for the answers. Tekkie: that was the method I wanted to try but wasn't sure if I would be able to update the location easily within the Lightroom catalog system. I've only had Lightroom a couple of months.....


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Aug 28, 2011 17:53 |  #5

In Lightroom, you can also drag and drop folders. So you could drag your folders from their existing location to the 2TB drive. Lightroom will move the files AND update its catalog appropriately.


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Aug 28, 2011 23:23 |  #6

tekkie wrote in post #13013893 (external link)
if you just want to move them just copy them over to the new location and then on the current location within LR just right click on the folder they are in now and say update folder location and then select where you moved them

once your sure its all working ok then you can just delete them from the original location, of course you could just move them in the beginning and skip that step but this is a little safer ;)

this doesn't really effect your catalog at all it just updates the pointer of where the pics are

This is exactly how I have done it.


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Aug 29, 2011 07:05 |  #7

You should consider running the application and files on seperate drives.




  
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Aug 30, 2011 04:52 as a reply to  @ spkerer's post |  #8

Like this (external link).

Well worth getting Victoria's book for tips like this.


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