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Projects and clip libraries created in previous versions of Smoke are read-only. A service pack for a version is considered a new version and projects must be upgraded.
- If the original project is on the same system, create a project in the current release of Smoke and then copy the clip libraries from the old project to the new project. If you have many projects to upgrade, use the project upgrade script to create the projects for you.
- If the original project is on another system that has a previous version installed, transfer (push) the clip libraries to a project on the 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack system.
- Alternatively, you can archive the project from an older version and restore the archive in the latest version. See the application help for instructions on creating and restoring archives.
Use the copyProjects command-line tool to recreate Smoke projects from previous versions in 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack. Using this tool instead of manually re-creating your projects is recommended, as it reduces the time needed to migrate multiple projects, and helps avoid human error. The copyProjects tool does not copy any media. It only re-creates projects and copies their settings and setups to the current version. You still have to transfer your media using the network library.
To copy projects using copyProjects:
- In a Terminal run as root /usr/discreet/<smoke_version>/bin/copyProjects. You can also run the copyProjects command with the -s parameter to change the suffix that the script adds to the new copies of projects. For example: /usr/discreet/<product_home>/bin/copyProjects -s _2012.
- If the version returned by the script is the newly installed version, answer Yes and continue this procedure. Otherwise, perform the steps in the following procedure to change the application version to which projects are copied.
- Stop Stone and Wire by typing: /usr/discreet/sw/sw_stop all
- Unlink the Wiretap startup script by typing: unlink /usr/discreet/sw/sw_depend/ifffsWiretapServer.sw_depend
- Link the Wiretap startup script to the latest version by typing: ln -s /usr/discreet/wiretap/<version>/ifffsWiretapServer.sw_depend /usr/discreet/sw/sw_depend/ifffsWiretapServer.sw_depend
- Start Stone and Wire by typing: /usr/discreet/sw/sw_start all
- Run the copyProjects script again.
- Confirm each project you want to copy to the new version, or type “a” to copy all projects. If you don't use the -s parameter, the default suffix _copy is appended to the names of the copied projects (e.g. myProject will be copied as myProject_copy)
- Use the network library to transfer media into the copied projects.
To access clip libraries from projects created with Smoke versions 2010 or 2011 on a remote host with 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack, you must transfer the clip libraries to a project created in 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack.
You can install 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack on the remote system and use Wire to transfer the clip libraries to a 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack project. See your application help.
If you do not want to or cannot install 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack on the remote system, use the following procedure to transfer clip libraries between two versions.
To transfer clip libraries to a 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack project:
- Use Smoke 2010 or 2011 to create a project and a clip library on the 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack system. See your application help. The project and library is formatted for the software version it was created with.
- Use the 2010 or 2011 application to move clips over the network into the previously created project on the 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack system. You can use Background Wire to help free up the resources of the workstation running the older version of the application. See your application help.
- Create a new project on the version 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack system. If you have many projects, use the copyProjects script.
- Use the 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack application to open the library created in step 1 (the library is read-only).
- Use Dual View to drag the clips into the 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack project and library.
- Use the older application version to remove the project created in step 1. 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack applications cannot remove projects created with previous versions because they are read-only.
If you have 2010 or 2011 installed on your 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack
system, you can access the 2010 or 2011 system remotely to transfer the media using Wire without interrupting a session on that station. See your application help.