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  • Mon, Dec 6 2010 4:09 PM

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    Moving media to new drives

    Hey guys,


    We recently upgraded our box to a nice shinny z800.  Loving it.  Having some media moving issues.  I'm moving media from our projects from our old SCSI array to a new eSATA RAID.  I've done this in the past without issue.  I use the MDV media tool to copy the files off of the old drives to the new.  Normally when we fire up the Avid, it scans the new files and links them to the clips in the projects.  It seems that not all of the files are relinking themselves.  I know the media is there, the file sizes and file count's are identical but Avid is still showing the files as offline and linked to the old drives.  If i try to re-link to the new drives (the old drives are not connected) it fails to re-link any clips.  I can't really use the media tool within Avid since we have some older P2 MXF files that were imported the old fashioned way (mxf's copied directly to the media directory). Any ideas?  Thanks for the help.



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  • Mon, Dec 6 2010 4:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Moving media to new drives

    Rebuild the media database files. Quit the application, and in each numerical folder inside the MXF folder inside the Avid MediaFiles folder, delete the two files that identify as "msmFMID.pmr" and "msmMMOB.mdb". If you have an OMFI MediaFiles folder, delete the same two files. On re-launch, the system will detect the missing files and build new ones at the "Initializing Media Streams Manager" stage. You will see the system go into a scanning and indexing mode at this point.

    And be sure, when moving media, that you have followed the Media Folder Management ground rules:

    1) The "Avid MediaFiles" folder (for MXF media) and the "OMFI MediaFiles" folder (for OMF media) MUST reside at the root level of the media drive, not inside any other folders or the system will not be able to find the media.

    2) The folder names must always be the factory default names listed above (minus the quotes) or the system will not be able to find the media.

    3) There can be only one of each folder type on any given media drive.

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  • Mon, Dec 6 2010 4:16 PM In reply to

    • Zac Hogle
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    Re: Moving media to new drives

    First thing I would do is delete your database files. Exit Avid, then go into the media folders. Delete anything with a .mdb extension. Avid should then rescan the drives and rebuild the databases next time you open.

    Hopefully this fixes everything!



    EDIT: Looks like Larry beat me to it!

  • Mon, Dec 6 2010 4:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Moving media to new drives

    What you need to do is delete your.....oh, never mind.  Smile

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