Here is some general advice on good Lightroom practices.
Make sure you backup your catalog.
- Lightroom has a built-in backup feature for the catalog itself. The backups made by this process provide a good rollback option in case something bad happens to the catalog (e.g. accidental deletion of files, catalog corruption, cat walks across the keyboard, etc.) We strongly recommend that you set Lightroom to backup the catalog every time Lightroom exits.
- You should also backup the entire drive that the catalog lives on to another drive or cloud service. We strongly recommend Backblaze for automatic, encrypted offsite backup of your entire computer.
Make your Lightroom catalogs as comprehensive as possible.
- Lightroom is designed for comprehensive photo and video management in a single or a small number of catalogs. This is important in general Lightroom workflow, and it is even more important in a Publish Services workflow. It aids in consistency of tagging, reduces duplication, and makes your file management more efficient.