Backup Clips

If you want to backup assets that already exist in your Silverstack library to another location lets say on an additional 3rd or 4th backup drive, you can do that by using the “Backup” wizard. Therefore mark all the clips you would like to backup.

figure 1: Backup function selection

figure 1: Backup function selection

 

Figure 2: Silverstack “Copy”-wizard: Choosing the clips

Figure 2: Silverstack “Copy”-wizard: Choosing the clips

In the “Backup” wizard window (figure 2) all clips are listed by the currently selected level of your project tree. You can choose from the list all desired assets that shall be copied to your new destination. The whole folder structure of those clips will be copied and newly built in the destination folder.

You can choose from which volume the files should be copied (figure 2 #1), as sometimes it may increase the copy speed depending on your hardware.

Figure 3: Silverstack “Copy”-wizard: Choosing the destination

Figure 3: Silverstack “Copy”-wizard: Choosing the destination

Afterwards you have to determine the copy destination (figure 3) by choosing the drive and folder (figure 3 #1).

To optimize the way your files are stored and saved on the destination device, there is the possibility of using path wildcards (figure 3 #2). Wildcards allow you to let Silverstack create a custom folder structure based on clip or user metadata.

Silverstack also offers you a great functionality called “Checksum generation method” that can be found at the bottom of the wizard window, which verifies the copies you are about to make. That guarantees a consistent quality of your clips. This function as well as the other copy options (figure 3 #3) are explained in the article “Offload process“.

 

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Related articles:

Offloading Clips

Multiple simultaneous copy jobs in Silverstack

Use of path Wildcards

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