Sadly a few days ago my workstation suffered a severe crash/ hard-disk failure. Due to this i lost both my runtimes and content files folders. I do have a backup off my content, however this backup is a bit outdated.
Since it means i have to install all my content again, I wanted to do a fresh start and re-download all my content so I’m sure i have the most recent versions. To do this i found several tools here on the forum (3d content downloader and DAZ History Manager).After a little experiment with genesis content, they seem right for the job.
However i have some questions in regard to this:
- Is it allowed to reset all items at once, and download them in a couple of days (Internet connection on my side is no problem, 50 mbit cable with no data limit)? Or will i get in to “trouble” with DAZ (+/- 700 items in my itemized history including bundles).
- If i’m not mistaken DAZ announced a new download tool. Does anyone know when this will be released ? maybe i could wait for this, or is it a DAZ “soon” release…
Did some guessing/counting based on a “test” download (reset of 47 products/ 178 files). It would take more than 100 hours of constant downloading (at the rate these files where downloaded, think this is still a low estimate). So i decided to use my backup as a base for reinstalling and see if i can find out which files/products are missing….. And hope the new DAZ download tool will be released quickly.
But i do wonder how other people solved this/ did this? Any suggestions are welcome