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    Senior Member Nigel W's Avatar
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    Kontakt always freezing/crashing partway through database rebuild

    When I try to scan from within the plugin, it always crashes. When I scan from the standalone, it works better, but freezes after a while and never completes the scan.

    It's really uncomfortable to use the Kontakt browser I find, so I need to get my drives scanned for all Kontakt Instruments to save major scrolling & opening/closing multiple folders.

    I'm using Mac OS 10.3.9 with Kontakt 2.

    Can anyone offer any advice, please?

    Thanks

    Nigel

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    Re: Kontakt always freezing/crashing partway through database rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel W
    When I try to scan from within the plugin, it always crashes. When I scan from the standalone, it works better, but freezes after a while and never completes the scan.

    It's really uncomfortable to use the Kontakt browser I find, so I need to get my drives scanned for all Kontakt Instruments to save major scrolling & opening/closing multiple folders.

    I'm using Mac OS 10.3.9 with Kontakt 2.

    Can anyone offer any advice, please?

    Thanks

    Nigel
    Nigel,
    I'd try the following things:

    - scan only those drives with sample libraries on it
    - if you use 'instruments' (rather than single samples) I'd turn off the
    samples button in the rebuild window

    Todays DAWs have THAT much files that (maybe) Kontakt has some
    problems keeping track of all (during a scan Kontakt has to store all the
    information in the computers memory, maybe you run out of memory during
    a scan).
    Trying these settings reduces the number of files to scan.

    Good luck.
    Tom

    Edit: I just checked, my Kontakt folder alone has about 47.000 files,
    not counting GPO, JABB, Colossus, ...
    And I don't even own VSL

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    Re: Kontakt always freezing/crashing partway through database rebuild

    Your Photos are very beautiful Tom.. Rich

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    Re: Kontakt always freezing/crashing partway through database rebuild

    Nigel,

    Try turning off any screen saver or sleep functions and maybe indexing one drive at a time if you have multiples.

    I also run 10.3.9 and have 2 LARGE drives fully indexed. I alway do my updates to the database in standalone mode to free up all possible resources. Go have a drink while it is processing. At least if it doesn't work you got a drink out of the process. Hope this works out for you.

    Derek

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    Re: Kontakt always freezing/crashing partway through database rebuild

    I appreciate the suggestions. Perhaps part of the problem is that my Kontakt files are all on a RAID system (about 1.8TB) and Kontakt doesn't allow you to define scan paths, so the whole volume (Mac) needs to be scanned.

    I do just scan for instruments, as including audiofiles would mean a massive amount of listing (VSL and so on).

    The thought about RAM & processing power is a good point...I'll avoid using iTunes or any less-than-streamlined app while scanning.

    Nigel

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    Re: Kontakt always freezing/crashing partway through database rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Pell
    Your Photos are very beautiful Tom.. Rich
    Oops, I've missed that answer!

    Thanks a lot, Rich, it's much appreciated

    Tom

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    Re: Kontakt always freezing/crashing partway through database rebuild

    ok, I got at least an Update without crashing -thanks for the advice!

    Now I'd like to try a full Rebuild, but I'd like to backup the current Kontakt database in case the scan freezes. Can anyone tell me where to find it please? Is it the QuickAccess.db within the Kontakt2 folder?

    thanks!

    Nigel

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    Re: Kontakt always freezing/crashing partway through database rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel W
    ok, I got at least an Update without crashing -thanks for the advice!

    Now I'd like to try a full Rebuild, but I'd like to backup the current Kontakt database in case the scan freezes. Can anyone tell me where to find it please? Is it the QuickAccess.db within the Kontakt2 folder?

    thanks!

    Nigel
    Exactly.

    Tom

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