DaVinci Resolve terms

Database Management

Tools to manage project databases and backups within DaVinci Resolve.

What is database management in DaVinci Resolve?

Database management in DaVinci Resolve refers to the system used to organize and manage the digital assets used in video editing projects. This includes all the media files, project files, and metadata associated with each project. DaVinci Resolve uses a database structure to store this information, which allows for efficient searching, sorting, and retrieval of assets.

In DaVinci Resolve, users can create and manage multiple databases, each containing multiple projects. This is particularly useful in collaborative environments where different teams or individuals may be working on separate projects simultaneously. The database management system also allows for easy backup and restoration of projects, providing an additional layer of security for your work. It's an essential part of the software that ensures smooth and organized workflow.

How to manage databases in DaVinci Resolve?

Managing databases in DaVinci Resolve involves creating, backing up, and restoring databases. To create a new database, you need to go to the Project Manager window, click on "New Database", select the type of database (Disk or PostgreSQL), and then provide the necessary details such as name, location, and login credentials if required.

Backing up your database is crucial to prevent loss of data. You can do this by going to the Project Manager window, right-clicking on the database you want to backup, and selecting "Backup". You can then choose the location where you want to save the backup.

Restoring a database is also straightforward. In the Project Manager window, click on "Restore" and then navigate to the location of the backup file. Select the backup file and click "Open". DaVinci Resolve will then restore the database. Remember, managing databases in DaVinci Resolve is an essential part of ensuring smooth and efficient workflow.

How to create a new database in DaVinci Resolve?

Creating a new database in DaVinci Resolve is a straightforward process. First, open the DaVinci Resolve software and click on the 'Database' icon located at the bottom right corner of the Project Manager window. This will open the Database Manager window.

In the Database Manager window, click on the 'New Database' button. A dialog box will appear where you can choose between creating a Disk or PostgreSQL database. After selecting the type, fill in the necessary details such as name, location (for Disk database), or host, port, username, and password (for PostgreSQL database). Click 'Create' to finish the process. Your new database will now be available in the Database Manager window.

How to backup and restore databases in DaVinci Resolve?

Backing up databases in DaVinci Resolve can be done through the Project Manager. First, open the Project Manager and right-click on the database you want to backup. Select "Backup" from the drop-down menu. Choose the location where you want to save the backup file and click "Save". The backup process will start and you will be notified once it's completed.

Restoring databases in DaVinci Resolve is also straightforward. In the Project Manager, click on the "Restore" button. Navigate to the location where your backup file is saved and select it. Click "Open" and the restoration process will begin. Once it's completed, your database will be restored to the state it was in when you created the backup. Remember to restart DaVinci Resolve after restoring a database to ensure all changes are properly implemented.

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