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Back-up Catalog - Helper.db file query

ColMac9090

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As far as I can see, the automated back-up system in LR Classic does not back-up this new(ish) helper.db file, nor does there seem to be a way to change settings to do so.

Am I right in thinking it is a bit like previews in that it will be re-created if needed, so there is little or no need to back it up.

I have LR set up to back up on every exit, so I do want to ensure I am including all necessary files.

Thanks

Colin
 

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Many thanks. I did do a test before posting originally, by renaming the existing db file to db.safe and a new version was created, but obviously I've no idea what it contained. But it seems to be fine.

Thanks again
 

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Yes thanks, I saw that in some older posts on the forum, I just wasn't sure if it would have exactly the same data in it as the deleted file. But as it re-builds it I'm not bothered .

Thnaks again
 
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