File Import for Lightroom CC

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So I get the whole "don't worry about the files, it's in the cloud," business, but like any file based creative it is imperative that I back my shtuff up on to hard drives. I just don't trust a cloud blindly. While I know I can still do a file based import in Lightroom classic, ideally I'd like to have one stop shopping in Lightroom CC and be able to initiate the copy from my card to my hard drive and maintain the file structure I've developed. 
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Peter Chagnon

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I have a Synology NAS drive.  It has a function called USB Copy that will do an automated copy of an SD card.  You can set it so when you plug the card in the USB port in a reader, the system beeps to indicate it has seen the card, mounts it, copies the files to a predetermined location, dismounts the card for safe ejection and beeps to tell you it's done.

It's not the solution you were looking for but it's a great way to create a comprehensive library of your digital assets before you start on your workflow
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There is a checkbox in LRCC's preferences to "store a copy of all originals locally", although it would do so in its own dated folder structure. You could very easily have backup software create yet another copy of that originals folder for a secondary local backup.