Sorry if I come back again on this issue. Hope not to be bothering.
I am still struggling to set-up a consistent long-term workflow.
I am struggling to understand the library mechanisms. I have a library on my Mac, and I do a manual back-up of it, by sync, on an external hard drive. But let’s assume that I change computer, I buy a new one. Then I download darktable, fresh new. How can I tell darktable to launch that specific library that I backed-up on the external drive? Otherwise I assume darktable will create by itself a new library. I guess.
If I need to know coding or anything similar… I am dead lost!!
So, once launched the catalogue, I’ll have to tell again darktable where are the images, right? Not through importing, but through what?
I think a workaround could be to create a new library by launching the program at first, so it creates it by default, and then import again all files, with the relative .xmp sidecars.
Resuming, my questions are two:
- How can I launch an old catalogue in case my Mac crashes, or I change it or whatever… ?
- Once the library has been launched, how to tell darktable where are you libraries’ images-archive? Do I have to import again?