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Mon, Oct 15, 2018 12:44 AM

How to see what is using lightroom cloud storage ?

Some where in another post ( don't remember where now, found original post, updated link below) Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queenvictoria does a really good job explaining if you sync from lightroom classic or from lightroom CC your collections to the cloud. That it only saves the smartpreviews and doesn't go agaisn't your cloud storage. 

I am trying to figure out, how can I tell what is eating up my cloud storage ? 

do pictures uploaded from the lightroom app on my mobile eat up cloud storage. I have used up about half of my 20 gigs. I would like to stretch this out as much as possible 


Found out where she explains it in the comments

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-cc-vs-classic-features/


Questions I have. 

1. If I use the lightroom mobile app camera, does that use space when syncing to the lightroom cloud ?
2. If I use the built in mobile phone camera, then lightroom mobile app syncs the photos into the app. Does it use cloud storage then ? 

Just trying to understand what is using around half my cloud storage.

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2 years ago

I have no idea.  I only sync my preferred folder—about 5k images—to the cloud, nothing else.  At least not to Adobes' cloud.  (I was doing this as soon as the iPad and Iphone apps became available, and the method behind the madness was to be able to easily show others my work.  (Models especially love to see other models in the pose you are looking for; it gives them an idea of what to do.)

I never intended, never have, and never will, attempt to do editing on my iPhone or iPad.  Seriously!?!  I have a MacPro with eight cores, 128GB RAM, and two (2) GPUs with 6GB each, driving three (3) 34" 4K displays.  Why on God's green Earth would I want to squint at a iPhone?  I'd rather be locked up in a rubber room in a straight jacket.

Those who love to do that...go with God.  Just don't expect me to join in.  It's like driving a Yugo whilst leaving your Ferrari in the garage.  Right...

I do backup my 20TB G-Tech RAIDs to the cloud, using Backblaze (as recommended by Scott Kelby).  Costs me $50 per year for unlimited storage.  (Yes, you read that correctly.   www.backblaze.com)

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I tried backblaze and the interface was way to junior for me to use and it limits what I want to back up. For example, you have to back up everything with backblaze unless you create a serious of UNC paths not to back up....... That is shit in my opinion. 

So I went with Code42 instead, I was able to easily grab the exact folder locations ( where my photos are stored) and back up that way. 

Also don't assume that the questions being asked are always photographers that do a lot of editing of their day. 

My usage case is laying in bed with a tablet, and edit and organising all the photos I took with my phone for the day. 

Using Classic, you can upload unlimited smartpreviews and it doesn't take up space. So I am trying to figure out what is taking up my space. I wish I could click on cloud storage and it told me . So since it doesn't, the best bet is for me to understand it better and ask the community what actions take up space in adobe cloud storage. 

The only way I get pictures into it is from the following ways

1. - Sync collections from Classic
2. - Use the lightroom mobile app camera 
3. - Use the built in mobile camera, then lightroom mobile I have auto import photos turned on

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Understand completely.  I already have on-site backups for all of my drives—about 52TB in all—so I was looking for an easy drive by drive solution for a good price.  I had tried others and they were a disaster for many reasons.

Backblaze gives me the ability to backup an entire drive, and since I have dedicated drives for Lightroom (2-8TB drives), my images (2-20TB drives), my files (2-4TB drives), and other stuff (2-20TB drives), it worked out perfectly.

Everyone has different needs, and there is usually no one-size-fits-all solution.  Lord knoiws I went through three or four of them before hitting on Backblaze.  Thank you, Scott!

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agreed ! Your right, its hard to recommend to people cause you never know there use case

I really wanted backblaze to work for me but couldn't get over the clunky interface, so I went with code42 instead 

end result, getting the same results as yourself and before that I was using only dropbox. About to drop paying for dropbox ( no punt intended) 

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LOL!  I stil use Dropbox because I can access files withoug having to go thtorugh a restore process.  I do NOT have any of my images in Dropbox; it is strictly for working files—documents, spreadsheets, etc.

I do backup my Lightroom drive, which holds the operating part of LR; e.g. catalog, presets, previews, etc. to Backblaze.  However, Backblaze only 'sees' the second local backup; not the working drive.

Like so...

I have an 8TB G-Tech RAID named Dreamwalker Lightroom A1.  This is the drive from which Lightroom runs.

There is a local backup, a mirror, if you will, created by SyncBuddy, on another 8TB G-Tech Raid named...wait for it...Dreamwalker Lightroom A2.  BackBlaze backups up this second drive, not the working drive, as Lightroom does not like another application reading from the drive where it has the catalog and other files.  (I learned this the very hard way, believe me.)

When I have completed a working session of Lightroom, and performed a catalog optimization, I manually trigger SyncBuddy to mirrror the A1 drive to A2.  Then BackBlaze backups up A2.

BackBlaze updates the remainig drives in real-time; e.g. Media, Files. Images, all of which are A1 drives.  SyncBuddy mirrors those to their A2 analogues.

In essence, I have two (2) copies on site and another off site.  So I'm fully protected unless that idiot Trump blows the whole damn world up during one of his tweet storms.

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2 years ago

To answer your 2 questions, it's yes to both.

Also remember that the Creative Cloud disc space ( folders on your hard drive) uses the cloud storage allowance. This includes its trash.

So what uses your total cloud storage usage is:
  • Files in your Creative Cloud folders on your hard drive
  • Files which were in your Creative Cloud folders on your hard drive but haven't been permanently deleted
  • Originals uploaded from LRCC Mac or PC
  • Originals taken with the LRiOS or LrAndroid camera
  • Pictures imported into LRiOS or LrAndroi
  • Nothing synced from Lightroom Classic as it only syncs smart previews