Add virtual copies to DNG spec

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I'm tired of losing work because Virtual Copies are stored in the catalog while all other meta settings are stored in XMP (for raw NEF) or inside the DNG. Put virtual copy data directly into the DNG. 
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Sean, it might also help to explain why you need xmp, rather than just keeping them in the catalog.

For the time being, have your discovered the Snapshotter plugin, which converts VC's Develop settings to Snapshots that can be stored In xmp.
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Just over the years. A random restart of the computer here and there? It hasn't happen in a long while. More common is user error VC loss not corruption where I have a collection of small catalogs with work from several weeks of remote stuff that I'm trying to reintegrate into a large master catalog. Once in a while, I can't find the folder in the master but the folder is in my system and I don't have the small lrcat. In the end, it just seems odd that, given how small of a footprint the LR metadata is, why not have tags for VC? It's one of their largest selling points...
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I do agree with you, and I've voted on the request. Just, having extra information adds weight to the case. :)
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Simplement reprendre un catalogue précédemment sauvé lors de la fermeture de LR, si vous ne faites pas ces sauvegardes....  C'est que vous n'utilisez pas LR comme il est recommandé de l'utiliser !
Une des dernière sauvegarde ne sera pas corrompue !

Simply resume a previously saved catalog when closing LR, if you do not make these backups. . . . This is because you do not use LR as it is recommended to use it!
One of the last backup will not be corrupted!
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For the record, disk corruption is common and can sometimes affect all or many files. 
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C'est pour cette raison que normalement le catalogue sur un disque, les fichiers images sur un autre disque, le backup du catalogue à la sortie de LR sur un autre disque que celui du catalogue. tus les disques doivent être sauvés très régulièrement sur d'autres support, idéalement tous les jours. Quelques recherches sur Internet vous donneront les méthodes de sauvegarde, à vous de vous faire une idée et d'adopter celle qui vous convient.

It is for this reason that normally the catalog on a disk, the image files on another disk, the backup of the catalog to the output of LR on a disk other than that of the catalog. The discs must be saved very regularly on other media, ideally every day. Some research on the Internet will give you the methods of backup, you have to get an idea and adopt the one that suits you.
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I've decided that VCs are a great editing tool but not an archival choice. I want everything possible to be read by future software and to survive catalog problems...and so, I have taken to converting VCs that I want to keep as DNGs or Exporting as Originals which keeps the raw file and the xmp.  VCs remind me of the problem I see from clients coming to Lr from Aperture...edits and choices  (which cost the users time and money) are just missing. I think Lr and Ps are here for the long run but there could certainly be better choices in the future. I've never lost image data since starting with digital images back in the '90s but I have always archived in non-proprietary formats. My 2 cents.
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D'accord avec vous, mais je ne sais pas si le format .dng est le meilleur, peut-être un export en .tiff sera plus facile à exploiter dans d'autres logiciels tout en conservant religieusement le Raw original ! mais peut-être sera-t-il temps d'y songer quand le temps sera venu de changer de logiciel. J'ai remarqué que si on Enregistrait les Instantanés" des développement CV. ceux-ci étaient enregistrés dans les .dng exportés ! Donc dans un logiciel sachant relire le DNG et les instantanés, peut-être que nous retrouveront nos précieux développements.

Agree with you, but I do not know if the format. Dng is the best, maybe an export in. Tiff will be easier to exploit in other software while religiously conserving the original Raw! But perhaps it will be time to think about it when the time comes to change software. I noticed that if we saved the snapshots of CV development, these were saved in the .dng exported! So in a software knowing to reread DNG and snapshots, maybe we will find our valuable developments.