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Catalogs Is there a way to tell LR where to save catalog backups?

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It seems to me it would make sense to store them on a different drive than the catalog files but I don't see a way to tell LR to do that. Am I missing something obvious?
Thank you.
 
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Storing your backups on a different disk is a really sensible idea.

In your Classic FAQ, page 60 (2nd Edition) you have the steps to do this.

Also, here's a blog post we wrote that also explains it:

 
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