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  1. Just wanted to let you know that it worked as it should the second time I tried, now back in the office. So I have been able to move all my media assets to my new NAS and relink the catalogue.
  2. Daria, Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I can do that with my backup tool, now that I am aware of the issue. But it is a step that is easy to forget. I am also a bit worried about the sheer size of that folder once I put my entire collection in it.
  3. Thanks Uwe and Murat! Really appreciate you lightning fast feedback. Tried and had a crash of the application. Will have to try again in a few days' time since I'm in a conference in Italy for the next few days. (If ever you come past Paris it would be nice meeting you!) Will be back in a few days' time. /Per
  4. Thanks Daria. Yes, very far from a good solution. Seems to be something that could be considered for a future feature enhancement. Not sure how long time it will take to regenerate 25k or 200k thumbnails... In the mean time, I think the conclusion is that you SHOULD ABSOLUTELY have a separate folder for each of your catalogues.
  5. Thanks! So if my catalogue is OK and I have a BU then I can delete them...
  6. This is my setup: I have all my media files on a network file server (a NAS that I access over the LAN). I have my Daminion catalogue on my local computer. I am now moving all my media files to a new server. (The old server will remain though, but without media files.) There could be many reasons for this, for example if you outgrow the server. The issue: How do I get the catalogue to find the files on the new server? Or putting it another way, how do I change the path for the images. (For obvious reasons it is impossible to do this on a file-by-file basis.)
  7. Every night I run a backup, that includes the Daminion catalogues. I have the Daminion catalogues in a folder called (surprise) Daminion and I back up all contents of that folder (I have more than one catalogue in that folder). In that folder Daminion has also put the (hidden) thumbnail folder ~Thumbs. It turns out that this folder is pretty big. Currently around 20 GB and I only have a fraction of my full catalogue in Daminion. In fact, I only have about 25,000 items there and my full collection is over 225,000 images, which is perhaps a bit worrying. To my question: Can I chose to locate ~Thumbs in another folder than the catalogue folder? I want to run my own nightly backups on all catalogues in the Daminion folder, so selecting that folder for backup would be best. But since that huge ~Thumbs folder is there I have to manually deselect ~Thumbs since I don't need it backed-up. And as you have pointed out, anything that has to be done manually about backups tends to be forgotten..
  8. I have noticed that when I open a catalogue Daminion creates a number of "backup" files. For example, if I open a catalogue called "Develops" I then find the following files in the folder where the catalogue - dmc file - is located: Develops_backup042.dm~ Develops_backup044.dm~ Develops_backup045.dm~ Develops_backup046.dm~ ... and some more Sometimes it is just one such file, or it can be, say, 15. What are these files and why are they there? Can I get Daminion to put those files somewhere else? (I don't want them in my catalogue folder since I don't think it is files that I would want to put in my own backup.)
  9. I have all my Daminion catalogues in the same folder, lets call it Daminion-Catalogues. (I have chosen not to follow the suggestion by Daminion to have the catalogues - dmc files - in the same folder as the media files. The main reason for this is that I want to have my catalogues on my computer and the media files are on a NAS file server.) Consequently, in the Daminion-Catalogues folder I have a ~Thumbs file with thumbnails that Daminion has created.It is all one ~Thumbs folder although I have several different catalogues. (~Thumbs turns out to be quite huge 20 GB) I now intend to delete a number catalogues (mainly because they have been test catalogues and I no longer need them). But I don't want to have my ~Thumbs folder filled with old thumbnails from catalogues that no longer exist (after I have deleted them). So, my question: How do I purge the ~Thumbs folder from old and irrelevant thumbnails (and possibly other info that has been put there)?
  10. How can I see if I'm running Daminion Server or not?
  11. I can export the path, eg: \\NAS-02\nas-02-02\Originals\Orig-06\2014-Q1\140330\mc30-3382.cr2 It's all on file servers, so hopefully that'll work. Will test. This is really important in order to be able to migrate my old archive. I use several "custom" fields to organise it.
  12. I want to migrate to Daminion from another DAM where I have a number of custom fields defined. One example is a field that I call "group". It can have a single value and it can only be a value that is pre-defined in a list of permissible values. This is an important field for me since it allows me to organise my RAW files. This specific custom metadata field is used to identify from which region the image comes (Bordeaux, Catalonia, South Africa etc). I have other custom fields that have other characteristics. Since this concerns RAW files the metadata field is not (and cannot be) embedded in the file. It only exists as a field with a value in the DAM database. I can export from my old DAM a text file with corresponding fields (filename | group | etc...). So: 1) Can I import such metadata from a text file into Daminion? If so: 2) Where would you suggest I put that metadata in Daminion?
  13. Thanks Murat and Juha, Useful suggestions. I am slowly getting to grips with how it could possibly integrate into my workflow, trying small steps at a time. Not always easy to get to grips with. Your help and suggestions are very appreciated. It is not always easy to figure out alternatives to the way one is used to organise the workflow. Nevertheless, I would suggest that it could be a good idea to have some kind of feature like the one I suggest. Also I think it would be useful to be able to use "rescan" in two steps: Step 1: scan and present a list of changed items (new/missing/modified), without actually doing any changes to the catalogue Step 2: Allow the user to review the list of "changes" and say "OK, catalogue" or "no, don't make changes to the catalogue.
  14. Well, doesn't quite do what I want. I understand that you need to import files to work on them. It is a question relative to what work-flow one has, and I'm trying to figure out a way how to fit Daminion into my workflow. I would normally move new files (folders) into my archive folder, which is catalogued, with Windows Explorer. Then I would go into the cataloguer and catalogue the new files and assign metadata. Without "folder watching" (as it is called in the defunct Extensis Portfolio) I have to remember which are these new folders and then manually select them and catalogue them. This is easy if you just work with one or two folders. But today, for instance, I have moved about a dozen folders with new files into my archive folder. It can take quite a while to copy and I might not have the time to do all the cataloguing in one go. So now I have to manually remember (until tomorrow, or until next week or until whenever I gat back to this) what I have moved and what of it has been catalouged. That's doable but it is easy to forget something. It would be helpful if Daminion could tell me that "there is something here, a folder/files, that has/have not been catalogued" and then let me do that cataloguing manually. The fact that there is a "last importer" as well as "today" and "yesterday" is very helpful though. Thanks for pointing that out.
  15. I am unsure if this exists already in some way or not. Can Daminion "watch" folders and alert me if something has changed (is out of sync); and then let me know which folders/files are un-synced; let me sync on demand, and then show me what has been catalogued? Example: Let's say I have a "master folder" called 2014. I want Daminion to have all of the contents catalogued. But when something new is catalogued I also want to do some modifications on it in the catalouge. If I add a sub folder in the "2014" folder, lets say a sub-folder called "141204 Paris", then I would like Daminion to alert me to that there is a new (or changed) folder in the "watched" 2014 folder. But I don't want Daminion to catalogue the new folder automatically because if it does I might not be aware that there are new items in my catalogue. So I want Daminion to simply alert me that something is "not in sync" and then give me the option to sync it manually. Is this possible in some way?
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