[digiKam-users] Best practise for DigiKam backup?

Dougie Nisbet dougie at katsura.uk
Tue Nov 23 16:35:08 GMT 2021

I think it'll be different for everyone and may depend on platform 
(Linux/OSX etc.).

I have digiKam configured to save everything in the image file. I don't 
have different versions of photos. My collection is 460GB. I use rsync 
to copy the images to a separate directory which is also a Dropbox 
folder. If I have a disaster I will reinstall everything and rebuild my 
digiKam db from the data contained in the image files.


On 21/11/2021 19:11, Henrik Hemrin wrote:
> A question about backup.
> My background is that I have used Photoshop Elements for years. I backup primarily in two ways:
> - Copy and paste of folders with photos (incl sidecars)
> - Backup tool included in Photoshop Elements, which includes all to restore Photoshop Elements.
> I am relatively new to DigiKam. I have not found any similar backup tool included. I use DigiKam as Linux Appimage and (soon) on macOS as well. As I understand, I must myself "copy and paste" (or any script or whatever method I add myself) and do a backup of:
> a) configuration file digikamrc
> b) data bases
> c) folders with photos (incl sidecars)
> Is this correctly understood? Any further advice?
> Best regards
> Henrik Hemrin

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