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Keeping sequence archives. 1 month ago #221352

  • Jpaulbiss
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Before I do anything stupid I thought I should check with the pros.

I looking to cut down on the amount of disk space a project uses.

For importing I use create link. Some times transcode.

When I work on a sequence it will be archived with include local and linked media, updated as changes happen. At the end of an editing session the project is archive / updated with include local and linked media.

When a project is finished is it sufficient to keep just the project archive?
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Re: Keeping sequence archives. 1 month ago #221354

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I only use Lightworks as a hobby, but my first question would be whether you want to back up the linked media in the Lightworks archive, or if you have already backed up your linked media from loss in some other way?

Also, since Lightworks 2020.1 it is possible to replace transcoded media with the original linked media, and later, when you need transcoded media again for quick editing, you can recreate it.

Depending on what exactly you want, your archive can be a few MB small, or hundreds of GB large.
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Re: Keeping sequence archives. 1 month ago #221357

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Jpaulbiss wrote:
.. When I work on a sequence it will be archived with include local and linked media, updated as changes happen. At the end of an editing session the project is archive / updated with include local and linked media.

When a project is finished is it sufficient to keep just the project archive?


So you have a sequence archive and additionally a project archive, both with all media?

If the backup requirements for your project do not require multiple backups on different volumes, the sequence archive is unnecessary.

If I want to archive different editing stages of my project, I use project backups without media for these additional backups.
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Re: Keeping sequence archives. 1 month ago #221367

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I think I just have angst for that dreaded "Media offline" warning.
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Re: Keeping sequence archives. 1 month ago #221368

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The golden rule with any backup, created with Lightworks or whatever else: Never trust a backup which you haven't fully restored at least once.

The best way to do this with Lightworks backups including all media is to restore it on a second machine with no access to the original media locations of the local and linked media.
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Re: Keeping sequence archives. 1 month ago #221429

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hugly wrote:
The golden rule with any backup, created with Lightworks or whatever else: Never trust a backup which you haven't fully restored at least once.

The best way to do this with Lightworks backups including all media is to restore it on a second machine with no access to the original media locations of the local and linked media.


I think that is included in Murphy's Law. That guy was an optimums
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Re: Keeping sequence archives. 3 weeks, 4 days ago #221815

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_ an subject to keep in mind _
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