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Nat Coalson

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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2008, 10:45:52 AM »

Virtual Copies, Stacks and Collections are all lost when you remove images from the database. I hope my advice didn't really screw things up for you. When I did this, I had only 9 images afffected, and no Virtual Copies or Stacks. The Collections were easy enough to update.

I should have recommended you Export as Catalog first, then remove the files, then re-import from the temporary catalog. You'd retain everything that way. Using temporary working databases can really be a time saver.

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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2008, 09:32:48 PM »

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Virtual Copies, Stacks and Collections are all lost when you remove images from the database. I hope my advice didn't really screw things up for you. When I did this, I had only 9 images afffected, and no Virtual Copies or Stacks. The Collections were easy enough to update.

I should have recommended you Export as Catalog first, then remove the files, then re-import from the temporary catalog. You'd retain everything that way. Using temporary working databases can really be a time saver.
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Well. I wish I had known about Virtual copies - I did loose one that had a couple of hours processing and spotting in it - thankfully I had a TIFF conversion, so its not a major issue.
Regardless - I am happy that your suggestion solved the problem.

Thanks.

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2008, 06:59:01 AM »

Since you have a current backup you could re-do the removal doing the Export/Import from Catalog... it sucks to lose hours of work!
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