Lexicon Manual

Database Backup

You can quickly make Lexicon database backups to keep your hard work safe. Backups are very quick and always a good idea when you are about to do something you are not sure about. For example, relocating a lot of tracks or throwing away a lot of old tracks.

Creating a Backup

You can create a backup of your Lexicon library by going to the top menu bar Backups ➡ Database Backup ➡ Create backup. This will create a backup of your tags (artists, title, cue points, etc), playlists and settings.

Keep in mind that this backup does not back up your music files. You have to do that separately. To backup your music, take a look at Cloud Storage.

Restoring a Backup

You can restore a backup by going to the top menu bar Backups ➡ Database Backup ➡ Restore Backup and choosing the backup ZIP file that Lexicon created.

By default, Lexicon stores backups in your Documents/Lexicon/Backups folder. So if you're ever looking for an older backup, start by checking that folder. Keep in mind that Lexicon automatically cleans this folder, backups older than one month will automatically be deleted. If you want to keep backups older than that, move them to a different folder.

Restoring a backup completely deletes your old database so proceed with caution.

Cloud Database Backup

You can backup your Lexicon database to the cloud so you never need to worry about losing your cue points, playlists and other hard work again. Your backup will be kept safe in the cloud and you can always restore your database, even if you log in to a different computer.

If you are on the PRO plan, you will automatically get a weekly reminder to make a cloud database backup. You can disable this reminder in the settings.

To manually create a backup or restore a backup, go to the top menu bar Backups ➡ Database Backup ➡ Cloud Database Backup.

There is a limit of 10 cloud database backups.

Music File Backup

There are many options to back up your music files. Take a look at Cloud Storage, available on the PRO plan. This lets you back up your music fully integrated into Lexicon.

DJ App Backups

Lexicon creates a backup before writing to DJ app databases. You can always find backups of your DJ app database in the Lexicon folder in each corresponding database folder.

For Serato: You can find backups in the \_Serato\_/Lexicon folder. This exists in your Music folder and each drive that you use in Serato. For Traktor: You can find backups in the Documents/Native Instruments/Traktor 3.x/Lexicon folder. For VirtualDJ: You can find backups in the VirtualDJ/Lexicon folder. This exists in your Documents folder and each drive that you use in VirtualDJ. For Engine DJ: You can find backups in the Engine Library/Database2/Lexicon folder. This exists in your Music folder and each drive that you use in Engine DJ.