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A complete reinstallation of DS4.5 with 1299 products - The need for an automated installation and update system
Posted: 19 November 2012 01:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Posted: 19 November 2012 06:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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By what has beens aid the forthcoming Content Install Manager should address many of your wishes.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 19 November 2012 01:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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There isn’t an official thread, so I would assume the release isn’t imminent. But it was said, when it was first discussed, that it would have the ability to handle product updates if the user wished.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Posted: 20 November 2012 12:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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While you’re waiting, here’s a batch installation script http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/4603/ which contains a link to the original batch installation script written by Tugspx. I modified it to process different types of installers in successive waves (by uncommenting the different parameters lines). Legionair added two other scripts but I haven’t looked at what he’s done with those.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Posted: 20 November 2012 05:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I documented my experience in the post on the old forum. I ran it on about 250 products, but had to do it in several cycles (about 3 or 4 cycles I think). Installers that worked moved into a subfolder, so the next time I ran the script it picked up the remaining ones and tried them again. Right at the end there were maybe a dozen I needed to install by hand.

I didn’t have any problem with metadata crashing - it just takes a loooong time to import grin

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Posted: 20 November 2012 05:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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linvanchene - 20 November 2012 04:58 AM
cridgit - 20 November 2012 12:53 AM

While you’re waiting, here’s a batch installation script http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/4603/ which contains a link to the original batch installation script written by Tugspx. I modified it to process different types of installers in successive waves (by uncommenting the different parameters lines). Legionair added two other scripts but I haven’t looked at what he’s done with those.

Cridgit!

Thx a lot for sharing this!

I followed the link, read through everything and followed the link further to a post in the forumarchive where the original unchanged script by Tugspx is to be found:

http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=180348&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I quickly tried with 4 products I purchased last sunday and it worked.

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Now the question will be how many installers I can safely process at the same time without running the risk that some metadata is being skiped when added to the queue.

My cautious approach was so far to unly install 10 products at a time and the restart DS4.5 to process the metadata queue.
Maybe that is to cautious? But then again it was also last sunday that DS4.5 triggered a fatal error while trying to process metadata of 15 queued products. On the other hand I seem to have managed to install whole “pro bundles” without any loss. Seems all a bit trial and error so far.

 


Coded section removed, as it appeared to be merely a copy and paste of the information in the old forum, and it was breaking the forum formatting.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Posted: 20 November 2012 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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If you can find a way to post it without breaking the forum formatting, then please do repost it.

However by using the “Code” html format, it was showing the full strings without a break, across the width of the page and beyond, if you see what I mean.

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