I usually set Lightroom to save the develop settings in a .XMP sidecar file, due to I don't like the whole "catalog" thing. Whenever I want to re-develop a photo, the developing information is right there in the sidecar.
But, as you can make "virtual copies" of a single photo, when the catalog gets deleted, the virtual copy develop settings are gone.
Is there any way to save the virtual copies develop settings in a .XMP sidecar file? Can a single XMP file hold two developing settings for a single image?
If not, what other workarounds exists?