Removing Hard Drives

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    Anton Ziegler

    When you remove the primary disk will the secondary then (temporarily) take over?

    Or how would you handle an upgrade to the primary disk while keeping the data in the Monument database?

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    Hunter

    @Anton

    Fantastic question! We have discussed this many times and data migration to a new disk is a feature that we are 100% planning on building. Currently, the secondary disk does not take over.

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    Anton Ziegler

    What does happen then if you remove the HD? Is the database then deleted or does it still keep entries to photos it will never have access to again?

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    Hunter

    @Anton

    The database will not be deleted.

    When you open the app and go to Settings --> USB Drives, you have (2) options: Remove or Eject.

    Ejecting the hard drive will allow you to plug it into a computer/laptop and then plug it back into Monument without any issues.

    Removing the hard drive will forget the drive (content will not be deleted, but will not be accessible by Monument).

     

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    Anton Ziegler

    What happens to the previews on the mobile devices in case of a removal? Are they forgotten too?

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    Hunter

    @Anton

    The previews will not be available in the Monument App if the hard drive is ejected, but they will be once plugged back in.

    If the hard drive is "Removed" by going to Settings --> USB Drives, then the previews will not be available in the future.

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    Clayton Heathcock

    I cannot find where to eject the primary hard drive so I can import photos from my MacBook.  I am using both the Mac app and the iPad app.  On the Mac app the Monument tab on the top bar only shows three choices: "Send diagnostics," "Disconnect from Monument", "Quit".  If I select "Disconnect" there is a warning popup that says "Disconnecting from Monument will require setup again.  Do you want to continue?"  This sounds like all the photos that are already uploaded via my iPhone and iPad apps will have to be uploaded again.

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    Hunter

    @Heathcock

    Currently, ejecting the hard drive is only available through the mobile app. Our desktop app is still in beta and many features are still in production :)

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    Anton Ziegler

    Is just wondered what happens if the main drive crashes. If the second cannot take over, what are your choices? Can you install the secondary drive as the new primary somehow?

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    Hunter

    @Anton

    If the main drive crashes, the second can take over. Currently, we need to do this manually from our end, but we are automating/developing this process right now.

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    Gunther Gamsjäger

    What if I "forget" the primary hard drive and copy all data on a newer (with more capacity) hard disk and bring it back?

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    Hunter

    @GuntherGamsjager

    Great question! Currently, we're working on a method for users to migrate their data. Simply copying the Monument folder to the new hard drive will not work at this time.

    However, you can do the following as a workaround:

    1. "Forget" the primary hard drive
    2. Connect the hard drive to a computer
    3. Rename the "monument" folder to any other name
    4. Transfer the folder to your new hard drive
    5. Connect the new hard drive to Monument
    6. Select "Use as storage"
    7. Go to Settings > Hard Drives > Select new primary drive > Click "import from hard drive"
    8. Select the folder you copied over
    9. Monument will begin to import all of your previously uploaded content

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