Metadata Utility Restore
Enables a Restore of a previouslyy created BackUp for the following files:
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 and that created a BackUp prior to any changes to the Movie Library, then this option offers a double-redundancy to recover the above referenced files.
From the Main Switchboard, click on ‘Maintenance Switchboard’
click on ‘Metadata Utility Maintenance Main Switchboard’
click on ‘Metadata Utility Maintenance BackUp Switchboard’
click ‘Restore XML and Cover Art Files’
On click ‘Restore XML and Cover Art Files’ Metadata Utility’s Restore XML and Cover Art Files 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 entereing 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.
Important: if NO BackUp was ever created, then Metadata Utility can NOT restore any files.
Assuming that a BackUp was created/exists and 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:
By reviewing the ‘Case Events’ then it can be determined what was the root cause of the problem, namely why the Restore could not be completed, for example (not limited to, listed in no particular order):
-Movie Target not found
-XML File BackUp Not Found
-Cover Art Files BackUp 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, see section:
For more information on how to place records in the ‘Selected’ Queue: