So I have a storage drive that I keep offsite for essential files that I may want to archive. I opened the drive recently to copy my Photos database file and noticed that the file on the external drive was the same date as the one on my main drive that is updated from iCloud etc. I know the database has a weird way of handling links to files in the OS, but is it looking at my original database? Why was the date Aug of 2019 when I have not copied it or opened it?
Also, When I open the external database and look at a image, is it looking internally, or looking at some original file somewhere?