Avid database file
by Dan O'Brien on Jan 12, 2007 at 12:06:35 am
I'm using an Avid Adrenaline, digitizing to a Seagate firewire drive. Whenever I launch Avid, it scans the firewire drive, but gives an error that it can't create the avid msm database file, and all media is inaccessable. Further, when I try to digitize more footage, it gives me a bunch of error messages concerning the "msmMMOB.mdb" file. So now I can't get to any media on the firewire drive, or digitize.
I looked in the mediafiles folder, and everything is there. But there's no database files, and the "creating" folder is empty.
any thoughts on how to re-create the database files so i can access my media?
Re: Avid database file by promoboy on Jan 15, 2007 at 4:25:03 pm
You may also have corrupt media on that drive. Try this:
Rename the OMFI MediaFiles folder on the firewire drive to xOMFI MediaFiles. This will throw it offline in the Avid. Start Avid, then do a File-->Mount All to ensure the Firewire drive is mounted and available for capture. Try importing a graphic or piece of audio and choose for it to go to the firewire drive. This will create a new OMFI MediaFiles folder, as well as new database files.
Now for the time consuming part:
Minimize Avid. Go to your firewire drive from the desktop. You should have xOMFI MediaFiles and OMFI MediaFiles. Open xOMFI MediaFiles, select a handful of clips (say 10 or 20) and copy them to the OMFI MediaFiles folder. When they're finished copying maximize Avid. It will rescan and rebuild the databases of your firewire drive. If there is a corrupt piece of media it will tell you. If there is corrupt media delete it. If it scan fine, minimize Avid. Select another 10-20 files from the xOMFI MediaFiles folder and copy them to the OMFI MediaFiles folder. Maximize Avid. It will rescan. Again, if it finds corrupt media it will tell you. Delete the corrupt media. If not it will scan fine.
Repeat this until everything from your xOMFI MediaFiles folder is in the OMFI MediaFiles folder. If there is corrupt media your Avid will find it this way and you can delete it, then recapture it later. Hopefully you have some time to kill because this may take a while, depending on how much media you have on the drive.