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Everything posted by WilfriedB

  1. Branden, don't forget to keep one (or better more) copies of the .DMC file(s) on external media (e.g. USB disk), as well as the install file for the Daminion version you are currently using. Using "all" you work is extremely unlikely (unless the entire catalog is corrupted, which can always happen, therefore Backup!). What can and did happen in the past, that you loose one or more tags, so make sure you can somehow access the old catalog for comparison and possibly manual changes.
  2. Hi Branden, the main difference is the fact you need to install and start the server, even though you can do that on the same computer where you use the client. After installing, you find a new icon Daminion Server Administration, which allows you to start (or stop) the server and create one or more Catalogs - those are called Shared Catalogs. Using the client, instead of Open Catalog (Ctrl+O), you Open Shared Catalog (Ctr+Shift+O). Until Daminion version 6.8, the standalone client and server client were identical, i.e. you can open either a standalone catalog or a shared catalog even concurrently. I did not install version 7 yet, but I read some comments here in this forum stating, a version 7 client cannot create a standalone catalog anymore. Keep in mind, 'transfer' means importing all media items (i.e. the image files, not the catalog content!) into the new shared catalog. This implies, all metadata which were synchronized into the file, will appear as tags in the shared catalog. However some tags (e.g. comments) are not synchronized into embedded meta dat and won't move to the sahred catalog. If I remember correctly, this also applies to some other tags, as well as to linked and grouped items. Some settings cannot be set in the client, but using Server Administration, for example: As I said above, with version 6.8 or earlier, the standalone catalogs could be created or opened concurrently with the shared catalogs with the client, but some users had problems doing so in version 7. Ôś╣ No idea, whether that is a bug or a feature ... Obviously, a Web-client (i.e. a Web Browser) can only open shared catalogs. I looked at the Web client only very briefly and believe its capabilities are very limited compared to the client.
  3. Not sure this helps, Murat: I wrote a couple of Python scripts which are able to search for items in the catalog. The result is a list of item IDs written to the clipboard. When I paste those IDs to the into the quick search field, I normally get the result in less than a second, even pasting hundreds of IDs. However, when I say 'normally' this means, I only check 'Item Id' under 'Look in' and make sure, no other tag is selected. If instead, I select 'Filename' (or forgot to uncheck it after a previous search!), the search takes significantly longer. Furthermore, this method even works fine when you paste thousands of IDs at once, but will timeout, if 'Filename', 'Everywhere' or any other tags is checked.
  4. Thanks for notification, Juha! I don't use PhotoShop and therefore don't have DNGs, but I found other cases where GeoSetter corrupts some tags with German umlauts. Meanwhile I use GeoSetter only once to set the location before importing to Daminion and avoid using it for later updates.
  5. Thanks Uwe! Anyway, if it really takes days to index a big number of images, It might be useful to define a time window to run indexing, even after later, when importing many images.
  6. Daria, is there any way to pause that indexing while the Daminion is still running and usable for clients? That way, the indexing coule be done during night time. Alternatively - even better - an option to limit indexing to certain times frames (e.g. 22pm - to 8am).
  7. Doesn't hurt, but I don't think the server consumes resources when no client is connected. Vice versa it can be nasty, if you start the client, but forgot to start the server or the server is not ready yet.
  8. No, you don't Davide. You can run the server task on the same PC as the client (as I do since several years). It sounds strange, but it gives you a performance boost, since access to the database, user interface and other maintenance activities are separate tasks, which can run simultaneously, if the PC has more than one processor kernel. In addition the sever uses PostgreSQL, which is better scalable than SQLite used by the standalone client. Regarding the future support of the standalone version have a look here:
  9. Davide, independent of any official response by the Daminion team, I highly recommend to use the home server, even if you have only a single computer. It scales much better for big number of media items, some functions are missing in the standalone client and Daminion keeps saying they don't want to push standalone anymore, even though they continue to fix important issues (as I understand it).
  10. Uwe, I didn't install version 7 yet, but up to version 6, the people tags allow synonyms. Wouldn't it solve the problem also when face recognition is used?
  11. Same here! I agree and also wait for more positive feedback. In particular, what exactly means face recognition support in Daminion? Until now, I still use Picasa to recognize and name faces (preferably) before importing new images into Daminion or perform a Read Tags from file later. But I frequently discover mismatches between Picasa and the People tags in Daminion.
  12. Uwe, are you sure the item 20211007_181151-000.gpx really contains data in GPX format? If so, it is also strange, it shows '1/250 sek', which doesn't make any sense for GPX.
  13. Claus, what version of Daminion is it? When you say 2017, I assume, you mean the year ...? In any case, in the past there was always an update path and based on Daria's responses quoted above, I believe this is still true.
  14. Claus, please see here: and also "Daminion Software in Germany is not selling Home versions anymore. Home server still can be purchased from us, though, and it will be fully supported. https://daminion.net/buy-daminion-2/":
  15. For example, if you moved some images from one folder to another or renamed them, Daminion doesn't have any information to relink all automatically and indeed for each media item you need to either point to the correct file or enter its correct name and path. In any case, I realized it is the best not to touch the folder structure after import. If you want to rename one or more images, you can do this in Daminion and there is no reason to relink. In your case it is more important now to understand what exactly happened why Daminion lost the link.
  16. The question is, why you got the question mark. If the file names are wrong (renamed individual files), then you need to relink each single file .... which can be a lot of work.
  17. I moved it in Win 10 explorer and then relinked in Daminion.
  18. What exactly does fail for you, Len? According to my understanding, you can relink a folder, if you moved an entire folder from one drive to another while leaving the content of the folder intact. I just tried it successfully with a small folder.
  19. Correct Yvan. I moved from stand alone to home server about 3 years ago. The only difficulty was that I already had more than 100,000 images and it took me more than a week to import those into the server catalog, but having done so, I experienced a much better performance on this single laptop. If you you own more than one PC, it makes sense to purchase the license for two users though. I do rarely use it, but it is helpful some times. Cheers Wilfried
  20. Yvan, I don't know the plan of the Daminion team, but what I was reading here in the forum was always the recommendation to move to a server version.
  21. Are you sure Len, it had been solved in the standalone version 7? My understanding from what I read here in forum, it was not and the recommendation should be "upgrade to a server version".
  22. Szymon out of context: Based on my experience, even if the server and the client run on the same computer, you will see performance improvements. Also the migration will be easier and shorter, the sooner you do it.
  23. Please have a look at this post (844) rights Problem, possibly Uwe's response can solve your problem. I don't remember what exactly was the problem in my case, but I also hat to enter "user" and the password instead of using "local System account".
  24. Wenn man es manuell macht, ist es gar nicht kompliziert. Daminion Server Administration starten Unten auf Catalogs klicken Im folgenden Panel rechten Maus Klick auf den Katalog Backup ausw├Ąhlen den gew├╝nschten Ordner ausw├Ąhlen. Bei n├Ąchsten Backup wird der dann wieder vorgeschlagen. M.E. kann das auch durchaus eine externe Platte sein, bin aber nicht sicher ob ich das schon mal probiert habe. Das ist der komplette Katalog (also die PostgreSQL Datenbank); beinhaltet aber keine Fotos oder andere Media Items - also der der Katalog ohne Inhalt! Wenn man die auch ├╝bertragen will, muss das separat gemacht werden. Ich benutze dazu BeyondCompare um die Ordnerstrukturen auf mehreren PCs und externen Platten synchron zu halten, aber da gibt es auch viele andere L├Âsungen. (Bei Bedarf kann ich das mal separat vorstellen). Nachdem der Daminion Server auf dem Schul-Computer installiert wurde, kann der Katalog (also die PostgreSQL Datenbank) dort auf dem gleichen Weg zur├╝ck geladen (...Restore im Kontext Men├╝) werden. Um auf die Daten (Images, Videos ... etc) zugreifen zu k├Ânnen, sollte dort die gleiche Ordnerstrukturen mit Inhalt existieren. Auf dem gleichem Weg, wie das oben beschriebene Restore. Ich w├╝rde das auf keinen Fall auf dem gleichen PC zu Hause machen (falls doch etwas schief gelaufen ist). Wenn dort ein zweiter PC existiert, kannst du den nutzen, ansonsten nur in der Schule. P.S.: Ich habe bei meinem Daminion die englische Sprache gew├Ąhlt, aber die Men├╝-Optionen sollten bei der deutschen Version auch verst├Ąndlich sein.
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