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Re: Syntronik Feature Requests

Postby Peter_IK » Sat May 09, 2020 9:04 pm

UrKungFuNoGood wrote:So back up the public documents sampletank folder and the username documents sampletank folder and I can just copy that back w/o using the installers?

Wherever you have specified as your sound library path inside SampleTank and/or Syntronik.
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Re: Syntronik Feature Requests

Postby zzz00m » Sat May 09, 2020 10:07 pm

Peter_IK wrote:If you have your files expanded onto an external (or even internal hard drive) it is recommended to back that up, since that will back up the expanded and installed sound libraries all in one shot. Then you can simply use the backup and point SampleTank, etc to that filesystem.


Exactly! The time spent getting organized like that is well worth more than the time you would spend reinstalling everything in the event of a hard drive failure!

I install all of my sound libraries onto a secondary internal 1 TB SATA drive. Then I run an image backup of that drive periodically to an external USB3 drive, as needed. That way everything can be restored as is, if the drive ever fails, by restoring the entire drive in one step from that image to a replacement drive!

I keep all of my Syntronik, SampleTank, and Miroslav libraries, as well as content for various other instruments on that 2nd drive.
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Re: Syntronik Feature Requests

Postby Peter_IK » Sat May 09, 2020 10:11 pm

zzz00m wrote:
Peter_IK wrote:If you have your files expanded onto an external (or even internal hard drive) it is recommended to back that up, since that will back up the expanded and installed sound libraries all in one shot. Then you can simply use the backup and point SampleTank, etc to that filesystem.


Exactly! The time spent getting organized like that is well worth more than the time you would spend reinstalling everything in the event of a hard drive failure!

I install all of my sound libraries onto a secondary internal 1 TB SATA drive. Then I run an image backup of that drive periodically to an external USB3 drive, as needed. That way everything can be restored as is, if the drive ever fails, by restoring the entire drive in one step from that image to a replacement drive!

I keep all of my Syntronik, SampleTank, and Miroslav libraries, as well as content for various other instruments on that 2nd drive.

Thanks for verifying. I use an external drive since I move it from computer to computer but a 2nd internal hard drive is a great way to do it too. Coupled with taking an image like you do, the internal drive is probably the better solution (faster at least, in most cases).
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Re: Syntronik Feature Requests

Postby ugpfpv » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:38 pm

Peter_IK wrote:
zzz00m wrote:
Peter_IK wrote:If you have your files expanded onto an external (or even internal hard drive) it is recommended to back that up, since that will back up the expanded and installed sound libraries all in one shot. Then you can simply use the backup and point SampleTank, etc to that filesystem.


Exactly! The time spent getting organized like that is well worth more than the time you would spend reinstalling everything in the event of a hard drive failure!

I install all of my sound libraries onto a secondary internal 1 TB SATA drive. Then I run an image backup of that drive periodically to an external USB3 drive, as needed. That way everything can be restored as is, if the drive ever fails, by restoring the entire drive in one step from that image to a replacement drive!

I keep all of my Syntronik, SampleTank, and Miroslav libraries, as well as content for various other instruments on that 2nd drive.


Peter, so are you using an external hard drive as your main syntronik drive , I need to add more drive space and was wondering if a usb3 drive would be up to the task? What about for something like the Milsolvic orchestra?

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Thanks for verifying. I use an external drive since I move it from computer to computer but a 2nd internal hard drive is a great way to do it too. Coupled with taking an image like you do, the internal drive is probably the better solution (faster at least, in most cases).
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Re: Syntronik Feature Requests

Postby zzz00m » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:10 pm

I was actually thinking about converting my secondary internal sample drive from a spinning drive to an SSD, in order to allow the samples to load faster. I'm using an internal SATA 7200 RPM drive for samples, and that's still a bit slow for my taste. I believe most external USB spinners are even slower, at something like 5400 RPM.
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