Lightroom: Gigabytes of backups are eating up my hard drive!

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I love LR5 but wish there was a way to limit the number of backups saved in an automatic way. I backup at least once a day when exiting and when I forget to check the backup folder for a long time Giga bytes have been eaten up on my hard drive. This is easy to resolve if your memory (personal) is good enough, but couldn't LR handle this by a Preference that allowed me to select "Save the most recent X (e.g., 6) backups and then I could remember more important things that LR can't remember. Thanks!
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Jack Ellis

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Beware of only saving recent backups - backups can be restored from selectively and sometimes an old backup is the only way to recover old photos if you slip at the keyboard..

In my opinion, any "responsible" backup deletion policy should consider the need for permanent archiving too.

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