Started by Steve01, April 28, 2018, 04:24:15 PM
Quoteit did a CD, then another, though I couldnt give the result the CD label it is stored and shelved by CD001 CD002 etc, so unable to locate it afterwards when it asked for AAD687B !!!
Quotenot aware of anyone storing them by GFR574DR5F for example.
QuoteI go Commands>add or update folders and browse to WD Elements(F:) drive, expand it to view the contents, to double check, select F drive and click ok then start.see attached.
QuoteiMatch just cant handle a full blown set of files it seems.
Quoteit scanned for 2 mins or so then vanished.
Quote from: sinus on May 01, 2018, 01:45:13 PMAgree 100%... used to use CD's/DVD's back "in the day" for backup.. they were cheap and quick... have a stack of 200 of them that I plan on dumping when I get around to it now that these same media is backed up on a single USB drive - multiple times. Technology comes... technology improves.... important to stay up-to-date with it for optimal performance and management!
QuoteThat's why you get the chance to give your DVD a proper label when you burn it.
Quote from: Jingo on May 01, 2018, 02:10:19 PMQuote from: sinus on May 01, 2018, 01:45:13 PMAgree 100%... used to use CD's/DVD's back "in the day" for backup.. they were cheap and quick... have a stack of 200 of them that I plan on dumping when I get around to it now that these same media is backed up on a single USB drive - multiple times. Technology comes... technology improves.... important to stay up-to-date with it for optimal performance and management!Mario says:A 2.5" USB 3.0 hard disk holds 450 DVDs and fits into my shirt pocket. It's super fast, too. Buy 2 to have a 100% backup on two physically separate devices.The DVD media may be labelled with "100 years lifetime" but I don't think we'll be able to buy a DVD drive 10 years from now...SORRY. It seems I have accidentally modified Jingo's message (see above in the quote) instead of replying. -- Mario
Quote from: Steve01 on May 01, 2018, 10:56:48 PMI also wish excluding folders was possible as there are some I dont want scanned so I could select drive then exclude the unwanted ones.e.g Acronis backup 58Gb file how does iMatch tackle that one ?
QuoteTHE BIG PROBLEM IS THIS PROG REFUSES TO SCAN, IT VANISHES AFTER A FEW SECS.
Quote1. Usually you don't add entire hard disks to your image DAM.Most users have one root folder (e.g., "images") per drive and then manage only files in and below that folder.Bringing an entire hard disk into your DAM can cause all kinds of unwanted effects.
QuoteWindows may be constantly updating files in arbitrary folders and this then triggers rescans and background activity in your DAM.
QuoteiMatch refuses to scan......None of your log files indicates any of this.
QuoteYour screen shots shows that IMatch infact has added multiple drives and media to your database.
QuoteFor clarity, I think this is a factual recap:- You apparently have a reasonably modern computer running win7 64bit pro.- You use the C: drive only for the OS and programs, but not data.
Quote- You have an internal G drive (7200rpm western Digital HDD) and two external USB hard disks (usb_HDD_004 Western Digital 'elements' and usb_HDD_008 WD MyPassport, both plugged into a powered usb3 hub).
QuoteQuestions:- How big is the G: drive? How big is it compared to the total volume of files on your external drives (and other media?)? As mentioned by others, it may simplify things to consolidate all files onto a single drive for use in IMatch.
Quote- I assume the USB ports on your computer are USB 3?
Quote- Are you able to successfully copy files using Windows Explorer from a USB drive to your G: drive? (I.e., no issues with file transfers?)
Quote- I assume you've made sure antivirus programs are excluded from your database as Mario has mentioned?
QuoteIn response to your questions about IMatch capabilities, IMatch is indeed designed to handle large volumes of images and many other kinds of files. My collection of images is around 640 GB, but other users have much larger collections of images and other kinds of files, so IMatch software shouldn't be a limitation unless you have a truly enormous collection.
QuoteBy the way, I don't think Mario was recommending that all your files be dumped into one folder. Rather, I think he was suggesting something like the following:G: \Photos \date 1 \date 2 etc. \CAD files \Folder 1 \folder 2 etc.Etc.
Quoteno one has suggested I drag drop many folders to iMatch, using the command add or update has 1 folder limitation
Quote from: Steve01 on May 03, 2018, 10:14:20 PMQuote- You have an internal G drive (7200rpm western Digital HDD) and two external USB hard disks (usb_HDD_004 Western Digital 'elements' and usb_HDD_008 WD MyPassport, both plugged into a powered usb3 hub).yes, for testing, as I was told to try for a test area first, so used empty G drive to add carefully chosen examples of my file types I need to be seen by catalog prog.In fact I have:-InternalsD data 1.63Tb 1.63Tb used (full)E 1.09Tb 1.07Tb usedG scratch (temp test catalog) 39Gb 33.5Gb usedH av_capture 585Gb 582Gb usedI av_edit 585Gb 583Gb usedJ video 651Gb 649Gb used (pure pics and vids)T avedit_backup 585Gb 578Gb used (pure pic and vids)U videobackup 651Gb 647Gb used (pure pics and vids)externals:-Buffalo 500Gb HD01 fullBuffalo 500Gb HD02 fullusb_HDD_001 500Gb fullusb_HDD_002 466Gb 462Gb usedusb_HDD_003 466Gb 463Gb usedusb_HDD_004 466Gb 450Gb usedusb_HDD_005 931Gb 930Gb usedusb_HDD_006 465Gb 463Gb usedusb_HDD_008 1.82Tb 1.76Tb usedusb_HDD_009 1.82Tb 1.82Tb usedEx Internal HDDs in Caddy powered usb also with video.
Quote from: Steve01 on May 03, 2018, 10:14:20 PM...and so on, but then the other images , scans, CAD, internet, etc, not always from camera are up to 5 or so layers deep due to hierarchy needed., and fill the entire alphabet A to Z at first level !...
Quote(Using the Add or Update Folders Dialog). The explanation starts with "This dialog allows you to add multiple folders at once, "...Please don't try to somehow "figure out" how IMatch works. 5 minutes reading will bring you much faster forward.
Quote from: Steve01 on May 04, 2018, 01:29:40 AMas for C drive, 232Gb and 206 used SSD drive.internals are C drive SSDand two WD 7200 rpm each 4Tb and another pair as backup for these.many folders at root level, simply because there are so many different subjects .