How to back up images saved by Eagle?

You can back up the images you saved on Eagle at any time. The operation is the same as the concept of backing up general files. In this article, we'll discuss two different ways to back up.

Back up manually

Eagle will save all photos, tags, classifications in the path you created. The concept of manual backup is like a general folder backup. The users  copy folder proactively and save it properly with the following steps:

  1. Open your library path
  2. Right-click on "library name.library" to select copy 
  3. Open the file's path you want to back up
  4. Paste the folder you copied
  5. After pasting, the backup is complete
Hint: If you don't know your library path, you can click on library name in the top left corner and it will show.

Bake up automatically

Manual backup is easy but it also brings some problems, such as:

  1.  A large number of library's files cause slow copy speed
  2.  Every copy has to restart 
  3. Can't back up every time when your file is changed

Basic on these reasons, we highly recommend using a system or a third-party backup tool to back up your library. These tools can do the following:

  1. Schedule and back up specified files, folders regularly 
  2. Incremental backup (only for partial backups with modifications)
  3. Back up and restore (restore any file to any version you want)
  4. ....

Deferent operating systems have great tools to do, and here the solutions that our team uses:

  • macOS
    Using native macOS tool Time Machine for device backup, you can restore any file to any version, even reinstall the system, you can restore all information.
  • Windows 
    Using Acronis to schedule the backup of the specified path. The increment backup design only backs up the modified part, and also saves a lot of hard disk capacity.
  • Cloud backup
    Using Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud, Nutstore to back up in the cloud and synchronize data on multiple devices. These tools generally require payment, the free version provides less capacity.


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