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Moving media files to a new server / new drive

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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.)

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Hello Per-BKWine,

both ways are possible. You can do it for the folder: right click on the folder->Relink Folder AND item by item: right click on the item->Actions OR Action button on the right upper corner of the thumbnail->Relink item...

Regards, Uwe

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Hi Per!

 

The first step is to backup your existing catalog (I guess you use Daminion Server version):

"Administration panel > Catalogs > Backup"

 

After that, you can select the root folder in your Tags tree, right click, go to "Relink Folder" menu and point to a new root of your files (on a new server PC)

 

Update: Uwe was faster than me and already answered you )

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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

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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.

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