Metadata Utility BackUp
Enables BackUp and later Restore of already and existing:
This feature is meant for a Movie Library that already has an existing ‘XML’ (Metadata Information/File), ‘Folder.jpg’, ‘Folder.L.jpg’ configuration that is of course working in good order.
This means, no Movie duplicates, no errors in the existing Media Library configuration. Should there be already problems in the existing Media Library, ie. Duplicate Movies shown and/or ‘ghost’ Movies shown in Windows Media Center, then, there is no need to create a BackUp of a defective Media Library, instead, the Media Library will be created from scratch using ‘Metadata Utility’.
For those users that already have an existing configuration, which working in good order, then it is then recommended to create a BackUp of the already and existing configuration.
From the Main Switchboard, click on ‘Maintenance Switchboard’
click on ‘Metadata Utility Maintenance Main Switchboard’
click on ‘Metadata Utility Maintenance BackUp Switchboard’
click ‘BackUp XML and Cover Art Files’
On click ‘BackUp XML and Cover Art Files’ Metadata Utility’s BackUp will work as follows:
‘Metadata Utility’ will check if the Resource NAS/Partition and/or Location(s) from ‘Metadata Utility Resource’ is/are online.
If any of the NAS/Partition and/or Location(s) are offline, then ‘Metadata Utility’ will prompt and indicate which Resource offline is and cancel the BackUp process. Without the Movie Source available, no BackUp can be done : ).
If all of the NAS/Partition and/or Location(s) are online, then ‘Metadata Utility’ will check if the BackUp Target Location is online:
-If no BackUp Target has been configured, then Metadata Utility will prompt and request that the BackUp Target Location be entered. In such case, the user must enter the BackUp Location, where Metadata Utility will store the BackUp. After entering the BackUp Target information, then go back to the Main Switchboard and click on ‘BackUp XML and Cover Art Files’ to start the BackUp process again.
-If Multiple BackUp Targets have been configured and more than one has been marked as active, then Metadata Utility will prompt that multiple BackUp Target locations exist and request that only one BackUp target be active. In such case, activate only one BackUp Target location, then go back to the Main Switchboard and click on ‘BackUp XML and Cover Art Files’ to start the BackUp process again.
In such case, in the List BackUp Path Management, deactivate all but One, then go back to the Main Switchboard and click on ‘BackUp XML and Cover Art Files’ to start the BackUp process again.
Note: The purpose of BackUp List Management is to give flexibility to create BackUps in different locations, if needed. Thus, in such scenario, where Multiple BackUp Targets are needed, then by clicking on the BackUp Target and running the BackUp will allow Metadata Utility to create BackUps as needed. Just keep in mind, only ONE Active BackUp Target Path must be enabled at all times.
If the Resource(s) is/are online and only one BackUp Active Target exist, then the BackUp process will continue as follows:
-If NO Records have been selected
‘Metadata Utility’ will prompt that NO Records have been selected and ask, if the entire Media Library should be backed up.
-If Records have been selected
‘Metadata Utility’ will prompt the number of Records that have been selected and ask, if the those records should be backed up.
Once the BackUp Process has completed, then, Metadata Utility will confirm if any Records could not be BackedUp and thus automatically marked as ‘Suspect’ Records:
‘Case Events’ will provide the root cause of the problem, namely why the BackUp could not be completed on each particular Record (for each affected Movie target), for example (not limited to, listed in no particular order):
-Movie Target not found
-XML File Not Found
-Cover Art Files could not be found
Once the issues as listed in the Case Event have been resolved, then Select the Records again (namely take the Records out of the ‘Suspect’ Queue and place then in the ‘Selected’ Queue for processing again), then, run the BackUp again.
For more information on how access the ‘Suspect’ Queue:
For more information on how to place records in the ‘Selected’ Queue: