LuminarAI constantly backs up its database as you work with it. This ensures your latest edits are stored. However, you may want to manually back up a Catalog in case your hard drive malfunctions. We suggest backing up your Catalog to an external drive or cloud storage.

Backing Up a LuminarAI Catalog on Windows and macOS

  1. With LuminarAI open, make edits with the Catalog you want to back up.
  2. Choose File > Catalog > *Show in Explorer (Windows) / Show in Finder (macOS). This reveals the Catalog file nested inside a folder.
  1. Go up one level in the folder structure and back up that entire folder for the most complete backup.

To restore a backup, just copy it to your machine and choose File > Catalog > Open to select the Catalog Folder you backed up.

On macOS, you can also use the Backup command to store a backup Catalog:

  1. Choose File > Catalog > Backup
  2. LuminarAI will open a Finder window that lets you choose where you want to save your backup file.
  3. To restore a backup file, choose File > Catalog > Restore from Backup.

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