Difficulty Merging calatogs with Lightroom Classic

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When I travel I make  anew catalog on my portable hard drives, edit, rate, etc.  When I get home I merge these catalog together.  I have been doing this successfully for years. Ever since Lightroom Classic (v9) this has not worked well at all.  I am in the middle of merging a catalog of 5400 images with my Master Catalog and it has gone for 3 hours and only says it imported 500 images and has said that for over 1.5 hours. I find I usually have to quit merging and just import the images from the portable hard drive to get this to work now.  I am teaching a class "Lightroom on the Road" at the Florida Birding and Photo Festival in April and really wanted to show how this supposed to work by merging catalogs. Is anyone else experiencing problems merging catalogs?
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Lewis Kemper

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John MacLean

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Merging, as in import from another catalog? Mine’s been fine.
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Lewis Kemper

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Yes are you Mac or PC and also heve you imported from a catalog larger than 500 images.  Mine seem to work between 500-600 images and then crash.
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Lewis Kemper

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One more question - how long does it take your computer  to import from a catalog of a few thousand images?
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Juergen Gulbins

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I had the very same problem. The reason obviously was that one file could not be read successfully. After excluding the file, the import worked correctly. The hard point was finding the offending file/image.
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Lewis Kemper

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I have narrowed it down to my drive, for some reason I having difficulty writing to my Drobo.  I hope to get this resolved today.
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Lewis Kemper

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Yes, that is what I mean.  Are you Mac or PC?