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    • johan
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    backup media from ISIS to NAS storage synology

    Hi,

    Is it possible to transfer media files from Avid ISIS to NAS storage model synology without using avid media composer to export media ?  

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  • Sat, Dec 1 2018 10:44 PM In reply to

    Re: backup media from ISIS to NAS storage synology

    Just copy the folders from the ISIS workspace to the NAS?  This is just a basic copy and paste situation.  Obvioulsy it's worth using some software that will do a checksum to verify the copy is solid and pick up in case of interruption but if you're just talking about taking an Avid Medifiles folder off the ISIS then just copy like you would any other file.

    Andi  

     

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  • Mon, Dec 3 2018 10:27 PM In reply to

    • Clark Kent
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    Re: backup media from ISIS to NAS storage synology

    To expand on this- is it possible to automate a nightly backup from ISIS to a Synology NAS, for all workspaces?  We have dozens of them, and we add/remove on a regular basis- so I am looking for a set-it-and-forget-it way to backup all workspaces automatically.

  • Tue, Dec 4 2018 1:41 AM In reply to

    • Ryan Johnson
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    Re: backup media from ISIS to NAS storage synology

    We've been doing this on our Isis 5000 for a while...

    There's no way to mount an Isis/Nexis workspace directly on the Synology (at least not that I know of), so you'll need a client machine in between to perform the backups.

    We're using an old Mac Pro tower that mounts the Isis workspaces and writes them to a local RAID, though there's no reason you can't write to a Synology shared folder mounted via AFP or SMB instead.

    We use rsync to perform the actual copying. A bash script mounts a workspace (there's a command-line binary included with the Nexis client software located at /usr/local/sbin/mount_AvidUnityISIS), rsync's it to the local RAID, then unmonts the workspace and moves on to the next one. If you're on a Mac, you can use Chronosync instead of bash/rsync... it offers the same features with a GUI and a scheduler. If you're on Windows, I'm sure the same thing can be accomplished in Powershell or via some other third-party utility.

    The initial problem with this was that our list of workspaces changes frequently... We make a new one for each job, and delete the old ones as necessary. Before we run this script each night, we need to retrieve a list of current workspaces from the server. Thankfully, somebody wrote a python script that (among other things) can talk to an Isis server and pull a list of workspaces: https://github.com/predat/pyIsis

    With a few tweaks, this worked well enough and it's been running ever since.

    We just upgraded to Nexis servers though, and this method no longer works. There's a new API that I need to figure out.

    Good luck!

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  • Sun, Dec 9 2018 9:28 AM In reply to

    • johan
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    Re: backup media from ISIS to NAS storage synology

    IF you just copy the file from ingest workspace to another distination using explorer the audio will works only no video availble when you play the video file, any suggestions ?

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  • Sun, Dec 9 2018 9:30 AM In reply to

    • johan
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    Re: backup media from ISIS to NAS storage synology

    ok you can media files, but you can't open the video files using for example VLC or MPC vido player, you need avid media composer to open the files !

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