This is how I resolved the issue where Lightroom Classic (LrC) took about 13 minutes to complete a Catalog backup. A big increase from about 2 minutes.
My Catalog, as of Feb. 2023, is 1.47 GB containing about 59,000 photographs.
- Make sure Adobe Lightroom Classic is up to date.
- Configure Lightroom Classic to back up the catalog on exit
- Choose Edit > Catalog Settings (Windows) or Lightroom Classic > Catalog Settings (Mac OS)
- Set “Back up catalog” to “Every time Lightroom exits”
- Click Ok
- Exit from Lightroom Classic
- Backup the Catalog when prompted
Invoke “Test integrity of this catalog” on Lightroom startup
- Display the Select a Catalog dialog starting Lightroom by holding down the Alt key (Win) or Opt key (macOS) while starting Lightroom
- The problem Catalog should be selected. If it is not, then click on the Catalog you want to work on.
- Tick the “Test integrity of this catalog” check-box
- Click “Open”
- Quit Lightroom, without backing up. Click “Skip This Time”
- Open Lightroom normally.
- Quit Lightroom, backing up with the “Test integrity before backing up” and “Optimize catalog after backing up” boxes ticked.
After completing the above steps, the Catalog backup completed in about 2 minutes. Down from 12-13 minutes.
|Program:||Lightroom Classic r12.1|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro v22H2|