Backing Up Your Final Cut Server Catalog

The backup feature is accessible through Final Cut Server System Preferences.

Figure. Final Cut Server System Preferences showing the Backup pane.

You have two options for backing up your Final Cut Server catalog: backing it up immediately or scheduling regular backups.

To back up your Final Cut Server catalog immediately
  1. Select the Backup pane of Final Cut Server System Preferences.

  2. Click the Back Up Now button.

    A dialog appears in which you enter the filename and location for the backup file.

    Important: It is strongly recommended that you do not choose a location for the backup file that is on the same drive that Final Cut Server is installed on.

  3. Click the Back Up button.

A compressed file with a .zip extension is created and saved at the specified location.

To back up your Final Cut Server catalog using a schedule
  1. Select the Backup pane of Final Cut Server System Preferences.

  2. Click the Add (+) button.

    This adds a scheduled backup using the default settings.

  3. Select the backup entry in the Scheduled Backups list and configure the settings as follows:

    • Click Browse to open a dialog to choose the location for the backup file.

      Important: It is strongly recommended that you do not choose a location for the backup files that is on the same drive that Final Cut Server is installed on.

    • Choose either Day (the catalog is backed up every day) or Week (the catalog is backed up once a week) from the Every pop-up menu.

    • Enter a time in the At field.

    • If you chose to back up once a week, choose the day to back up on from the On pop-up menu.

A compressed file named “Final Cut Server DB Backup on [selected folder] at [date and time].zip” is created and saved at the specified location at the specified day and time.

After a scheduled backup has run, the View Log button on the Backup pane becomes available. You can click it to see a log of past scheduled backups.