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  • Tue, Nov 28 2017 1:02 AM

    • dhab
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    Archiving Projects

    Are there current recommended methods for archiving projects when tape is not an option?

    Thanks!

    (MC 8.9.2; OS 10.13.1)

  • Tue, Nov 28 2017 10:55 AM In reply to

    Re: Archiving Projects

    For tapeless workflows I ensure all my source assetts, logs scripts notes, audio files, everyhting lives in a sensible folder structure. Including the current version of the Project and previous backup versions (and of course they are also replicated elsewhere)

    When done I do a SAS exeprt of the main timeline and SAS exports of any key elements I may want to use that weren't included in the main timeline or that I need clean versions of. All that lives in the main job folder.

    I then do a few low res H264 copies and thats it job done.

     

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  • Sat, Dec 30 2017 12:54 AM In reply to

    • dhab
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    Re: Archiving Projects

    Okay.  Thanks for the info.

  • Sat, Dec 30 2017 1:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Archiving Projects

    I believe in taking additinal steps after Pat's suggestion.

    Copy the everything Pat has suggested to 1 or 2 extenal drives and keep them in different locations. Using Thunderbolt or USB3 drives lets you easily spin the drive up on a regular basis.

    Look at this forum thread for a way to backup all Avid media associated with individual projects. Using this software you can have it copy all the media related to your project in your Avid MediaFiles to the backup hard drives Avid MediaFiles>MXF>number folders. This would allow you plug in a backup drive at some future date, open the project and instantly have all the current media online. FWIW I have found this incredibly useful over the years. 

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