Three Strategies for Backing Up Your DaVinci Resolve Projects, Stills and Databases

Three Strategies for Backing Up Your DaVinci Resolve Projects, Stills and Databases

March 13, 2013

You're going to learn 3 useful and easy methods to protect your work from hard drive catastrophe by saving your Projects, Stills & Databases.


Backing Up To The Future

Here’s a common plea for assistance you’ve seen on Resolve forums every couple of months: “I’ve lost my database and all its project files. PLEASE HELP! My deadline is in 5 hours!”.

If you’re that person desperately searching for a lost database or project, what you really need is a trip back in time with Doc Brown and his Delorean -giving you time to back up your projects and data.

Understand that finding yourself in this situation isn’t a matter bad luck – just a matter of bad timing. The fact is: This WILL happen to each of us. Period. Drives fail. Databases get corrupted. The only time this becomes a problem is if you don’t properly plan for it.

What many DaVinci Resolve colorists and admins don’t realize is that it has a few different options to aid you in backing up your project. Spend one hour today – and a few minutes weekly – and you can save your future self / reputation / career / business a whole lot of pain!

In this article, I’m going to show you 3 useful and easy methods to protect your work from hard drive catastrophe.

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5 thoughts on “Three Strategies for Backing Up Your DaVinci Resolve Projects, Stills and Databases”

    1. I just “connected” to the existing DataBase and Resolve created another Database named “resolve”and Backup option became highlighted. But I’m not sure if I did it right!

    2. Check to see if you’re using a ‘disk’ database. If the ‘Host’ column is a directory structure instead of an IP address, you’re using a disk database and the database is being saved in your Documents folder. Resolve doesn’t have a backup option for disk databases since they can be backed up by simply dragging and dropping.

      Only the PostGres Databases have the backup option.

      Is that making sense?

  1. You get into a serious subject with a fun attitude. This worth a lot. You add fun to it. well done!
    just this sentence worth following you guys “If you’re that person desperately searching for a lost database or project, what you really
    need is a trip back in time with Doc Brown and his Delorean -giving you time to back up your projects and data.”

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