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  • Mon, Feb 11 2013 12:50 PM

    • Dan
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    MDB file will not rebuild

    Hi,

    Small problem that's hopefully easily solvable! We have to rebuild the Avid database from time to time as we work over a SAN. One partition has, within the Avid mediafiles folder, 3 subfolders named 1,2, and 3. Folder 1 will not refresh properly: i.e. when you delete the MDB and PMR files, it will recreate the PMR but not the MDB. This then means when Avid eventually opens it just keeps trying to refresh subfolder 1.

    Any idea why, or how I can get it to rebuild the MDB?

    Cheers

    Symphony 8.5.3 Windows 7 pro 64bit. Intel Core i7 2600k. 16GB RAM. Nvidia Quadro fx5500. [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Feb 11 2013 12:56 PM In reply to

    Re: MDB file will not rebuild

    The rules for databases vary in shared-storage environments.  What type of "SAN" are you using?

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  • Mon, Feb 11 2013 1:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: MDB file will not rebuild

    Hi Randall,

    It runs Tiger Tech metaSAN which basically makes Avid think the SAN partitions are local drives. It's just this one subfolder on one partition that is having trouble.

    Cheers.

    Symphony 8.5.3 Windows 7 pro 64bit. Intel Core i7 2600k. 16GB RAM. Nvidia Quadro fx5500. [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Feb 11 2013 1:30 PM In reply to

    Re: MDB file will not rebuild

    The folder may be the problem.  Rename "1' to another number.  Write new media to that volume, which should create a new "1" folder with new databases.  A fast way is to just "Create Tone Media" from the Audio Tool right menu.

    If that works, move the media from the older "1" folder and launch Avid.  The databases should scan & update.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 & nVidia v331.65, 2TB Boot,... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
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  • Mon, Feb 11 2013 2:27 PM In reply to

    Re: MDB file will not rebuild

    Taking the whole SAN part out of the equation; this sounds like corrupt media. The technique to find corrupt media is often referred to as Divide and Conquer.

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  • Tue, Feb 19 2013 10:48 AM In reply to

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    Re: MDB file will not rebuild

    Thanks guys,

    Looks like it was indeed corrupt media, all seems good now!

    Symphony 8.5.3 Windows 7 pro 64bit. Intel Core i7 2600k. 16GB RAM. Nvidia Quadro fx5500. [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Apr 12 2016 6:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: MDB file will not rebuild

    It works! Thanks a lot!

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