Backing up Sessions - include CaptureOne folder with Cache and Settings or not?

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  • Ian Wilson

    If you use sessions, the simplest thing is to back up the whole session folder, so for example to back up my 2021B February session I would want to back up the 2021B February folder here, together with all its contents and its subfolders and their subfolders. 

    Among the stuff in the Capture One subfolders is all your edit information. (Not stored in the session file itself - a different approach from catalogs.) So you MUST have that backed up. The thumbnails and previews are less of an issue because Capture One can regenerate them.

    But really just backing up the whole folder is the easiest thing. I just rely on my regular system back-up for this (Time Machine on a Mac). Unless space is an issue, in which case investing in a larger backup disc is worth doing!

    So, effectively, no special backup procedure for sessions is required provided you have regular and robust system backups already.

    Ian

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  • FirstName LastName

    Dear Ian, thank you for your swift reply. I would much prefer to have a backup which consists only of the raw originals and keep the various output versions and edits separated. But I guess this is just the way C1 works. Many thanks, best wishes, Johan

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  • Ian Wilson

    Well, you can, of course, just back up the raw originals. One of the options for that is that in the import dialog box, there is an option to make a backup copy of the files at the time of import to some other location.

    Ian

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