We are using FM12 extensively for storing images (secure) for huge sets of data. We recently made a compressed copy of one file by stopping it from the host, removing using the FM server admin console, opening locally with FMA12 from the removed folder, saving a compressed copy to the desktop, then copied the file back to the datadatabase folder manually. (There was a post recently about not using the upload to reload a file as it would break the storage links.)
However, now we have missing image markers in many of the container fields.
I've read through a lot of white papers and tech sheets here, but haven't found a definitive answer on managing files using secure storage.
What are our options for restoring the images:
- Restore from a backup?
- How will this afftect our images and what is the best way to do this without breaking more links?
- Stop hosting the "new" file, remove and then use the FMS admin tool to upload the previously removed file?
- Can we find the images on the server and re-link?
Who out there is using this feature with terabytes worth of data for a DAM and what points can you share about what to do/not to do?
Thank in advance,