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Moving Source Files in FCSvr

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Jan 14, 2011 10:53 AM
I've taken over managing a large UNORGANIZED media archive on an Xserve RAID. My question is this:

Is there a way to move source media files that have ended up in the wrong volume folders and still reconnect them with their metadata/proxies on FCSvr?

OR

If there is no direct way has anyone tried any work around automations to do this?
Xserve 2.8GHz Quad, 14GB memory, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 42TB CineRAID, 14TB CybernetixRAID
  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Jan 14, 2011 12:20 PM (in response to Brad_TO)
    You can configure those folders on the RAID to be Scanners, with the initial Scan taking place in the middle of the night, and have it copy the files into a proper FCSvr Device, and delete the original. As it will eat up a ton of CPU power on the server.

    No way to "reconnect" stuff when you manually move it. FCSvr has to move it.

    If they're already in FCSvr, what's "unorganized" on the RAID exactly?
    FCS3, FCSvr 1.5, Aperture 3, Logic Pro 9, Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • kashea24 Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2011 8:18 AM (in response to Brad_TO)
    You can also use the "Duplicate" command found in either the Actions menu of an asset's info window or by right-clicking the asset in the Assets pane. Duplicate is a great way to push assets from device to device, you can even transcode as you do. Just be sure to delete the original after the copy jobs complete successfully.

    Great for the occasional stray asset. BenB had it right for large numbers of assets that live in the same (incorrect) relative file path.
    Too many to choose from..., Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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