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[CLOSED] Restore database from USB

Hi!

My computer hard drive crashed and I want to recreate my database from my USB.

I've already tried by adding everything from my USB but after adding all my songs I can't see all my cuepoints, hot cues, loops, date added...! The only things I had was the songs and the artwork...

The thing I don't understand is why Rekordbox can't find all the informations (cuepoints, hot cues, loops...) from my USB when my CDJ-2000 can find and use them!

So could you help me and tell me how can i restore everything from my USB please.

Thanks!

Lil Jam

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I would really like to see the feature that I can import my analysed USB/SD to REKORDBOX. EVEN IF THE REKORDBOX Installation does not contain the audiofiles.

It is strange that PIONEER thinks that people only use one working location.

Sebastiaan Keijmel // DJ B.K. 0 votes
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I posted it one year ago (!!!) and the problem isn't solved yet!

The thing I'm doing now is using my database on my USB directly, I don't have any database on my computer anymore! Everytime i add a new song on rekordbox, i send it to my USB and delete it from my computer coz it's useless to only have a few songs on my computer when my main database is on my USB. :(

Lil Jam 0 votes
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Unfortunately there is no way to recover your database from a USB device. The reason for this is part due to design of the database, part to file sharing prevention. Rekordbox has the ability for you to export a backup of the database for this very purpose.

Pulse 0 votes
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Yeah but what do you want to export when your computer's HDD crashed!?!

I work in IT and I export/import all kind of database in other databases! CDJs can read this USB database, so Pioneer just have to export that script to a Rekordbox function and that's it!

Lil Jam 0 votes
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Honestly if I had the tools for reading this rekordbox database, I'd be able to make one "backup from USB" tool myself!

Lil Jam 0 votes
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It's not PIONEER'S job to prevent file sharing. IT's PIONEERS job to listen what the users want.

REKORDBOX should be made for the USERS, not the f*c**'n recordlabels. The users are most of the time DJs, they PROMO music and what do they get, file sharing prevention???? This is not the way to treat users; especially DJs! We spend a fortune on the DJ-gear to have the best of the best (YES Pioneer DJ-Gear is the best!) and what do we get as a reward......file sharing prevention!

Sebastiaan Keijmel // DJ B.K. 0 votes
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for now, why don't you guys do a live running backup of RB changes, i never worry about my drive crashing, My whole database is synced with DropBox and my online storage backup, If I threw my laptop out right now i could be restored in 2 seconds with a new one (database wise, obviously the tracks would take longer to copy)

BriChi 0 votes
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Still,....that's a palliative,...not a solution! It's just wrong to neglect USERS in favour of Recordlabels. I should be able to do whatever I want with my files and it's not the job of REKORDBOX programmers to decide for me what I am allowed to do with my OWN files. PIONEER is not the RIAA or the dutch BREIN foundation.

Sebastiaan Keijmel // DJ B.K. 0 votes
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I agree wit Sebastiaan and I commented in the other thread. IMHO it's not a technical limitation, just an obtuse self-imposed limitation. I don't understand it, I can understand it for iPods, used by millions of people and Apple needed to impose this kind of limit to win support from the record labels.

But for rekordbox...it's a specialist's tool used by DJs only, and a lot of the music that we play is already DRM free, we play promos and white labels given to us by other DJ friends...in my rekordbox I also have tracks that I created myself with Ableton....just relax Pioneer, we are not using rekordbox to steal money from record labels, rather is the opposite, we use rekordobox to give money to them!

Julia O 0 votes
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Honestly I don't think it's that, I think pioneer programers are too lazy for doing it!

You can export a complete database on another computer. If your database is in your USB you can recreate a database with all the songs you have, the only thing you'll lose are Cues, Loops... the "Pioneer's part" of the database! So I don't think it's a labels rights problems.

Lil Jam 0 votes
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You can do it, you only have to plug your usb device and in rekordbox, on the top, press "Files > Import > Folder" and then you choose on your usb device  the "Contents" folder.

All the songs you have are gonna be imported in your computer, but you're not gonna have all your Cues, Hot Cues, Loops...!!! And that's the problem I have!

Lil Jam 0 votes
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I don't really use playlist that's why I didn't mention it, but we both have the 'same' problem coz u can't import the playlist u have on your usb!

F**KING rekordbox programers!!!

Lil Jam 0 votes
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yes, rekordbuddy has probably already almost all the code needed to reconstruct a rb database from a USB stick. If they added a beat detection and gridding engine on top of that (mixxx for instance already has an effective and open source one)...well then we would not need rekordbox anymore.

Julia O 0 votes
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Maybe we should try crowd-funding Rekordbuddy?

Sebastiaan Keijmel // DJ B.K. 0 votes
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Nope! I bought the app and I bought it for nothing actually coz we can't recreate a database from USB...

I even posted a message on assistance forum and they told me I can't do that...

Lil Jam 0 votes
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And Pioneer?....Is this feature already at the programming department? Or is every programmer hoping that this topic disappears in the history of the forum in the hope to be forgotten?

Sebastiaan Keijmel // DJ B.K. 0 votes
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For sure, BOTH! Pioneer programers just don't give a S**T about real user issues!

Lil Jam 0 votes
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I agree with Sebastiaan,

This feature** should** be implemented in upcoming rekordbox updates!

As he mentioned, It's not PIONEERS job to prevent file sharing! 

Quite a pity that rekordbox is still such an* prehistorical* programme. 

Daniel Dankaart 0 votes
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Then we need to keep this threat alive.... 

Sebastiaan Keijmel // DJ B.K. 0 votes
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I think there are others topics talking about the same thing, maybe we should try to post comments on the other topics and regroup everyone in the same one?

Lil Jam 0 votes
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Lil Jam, I don't know what to think. Maybe post and share it on FB, Twitter etc. @Garvin said in another topic, that my point was noted the first time. If my point was noted the first time and numerous people asked the same thing, where are all their notes gone? The Trash bin? 

Sebastiaan Keijmel // DJ B.K. 0 votes
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I already asked for this ages ago, but pioneer simply doesnt listen to its users.

That's it.

EpikureeR 0 votes
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I've passed your comments to the engineers. No, your notes haven't been tossed in the trash - we quite often move these threads to a moderator forum for the engineers to see.

Pulse 0 votes
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