Exporting projects and YoYotta database

Export and import project metadata

Moving projects and presets to a new computer

v2 v3

Export project metadata

Open the Project Browser and select all the media. Turn on Summarise sequences and Extra detail and turn off other settings. Then click the CSV to export a CSV file.

Now this CSV can be dropped into a new project on the same or on a different computer.


Import project metadata

Drag and drop the CSV project file onto the job table.
Or drag and drop the CSV project file onto the YoYotta app icon in the Dock.
The Source Browser will open, select a Collection and select or create a Project and click Store Index.


Export complete database

In the File menu choose Export... then YoYotta Archive.
Choose a location to save the file.
Then if you need to restore it, quit YoYotta, unzip the archive and drop the YoProjects folder into the /Users/Shared/YoYotta folder.
This will replace all the existing projects on the computer.


Moving projects to a new computer

Quit YoYotta on the old computer.
Run YoYotta once on the new computer and then quit YoYotta.
Copy the YoProjects folder from the old computer to the new computer. Open the Finder to /Users/Shared/YoYotta and replace the existing YoProjects folder.
This will replace all the existing projects on the new computer.
To merge projects from one computer to another, export required projects and import them as shown above.

Backup project metadata

Export a YoYotta Archive as shown in the previous section. Or run Time Machine and include the folder /Users/Shared/YoYotta/YoProjects.


Moving paths and reports presets to a new computer

In Finder Go menu select Go to Folder... and enter ~/Library/Application Support/YoYotta/Presets
Copy the required plist preset files into the same folder on the new Mac.

Finally open the Preferences panel and manually set the same settings.


Import v2 projects

v3 uses a new project format, if you only have a few tapes and drives, then it's quick to reindex them.
This is best as v3 indexes every file, whereas v2 only indexed common video, audio and metadata files.

Indexing drives
Indexing tapes

Otherwise export your v2 projects and import them into v3.
Run v2 (608) or newer and follow these instructions to Export All Projects.
Run v3 (60) or newer and then import project assets as shown in previous section.

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