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Caution: Retitling Server File after Instance Import
Last post Mon, Aug 01 2022 by Goldstein, 6 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Jun 01 2022 01:31
by plowman
Joined on Sat, Dec 13 2003, Posts 1150

I've observed this behavior for years now. It can be a serious issue for users who do not backup their server VESP64 files.  

Vienna Ensemble has a function that can fetch an instance from a previously saved server file and insert it into the server you're designing. Wonderful. I use it all the time. 

Unfortunately, VEP will surreptitiously retitle the server you're designing. 

Here's an example. You're working on a server file called "New" and you import an instance from the file "My perfect, took-months-to-refine" file.

If you have no backup of "My perfect, took-months-to-refine" file, and you hit save, thinking you've saved "New," you'll find that VEP saved your "New" file with the title "My perfect, took-months-to-refine" file.

In other words, it overwrote the file that took you months to refine. It retitles the destination file of your import as the source. 

We're mature. We backup our files. But this clandestine retitling of a file lies in wait for those less vigilant. 

Posted on Wed, Jun 01 2022 12:34
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires, MA, Posts 1182

This has been reported over and over, but somehow never seems to get fixed...

Dorico, Finale, Sibelius, Notion, Overture, Cubase, StaffPad
Win11 x64, 64GB RAM; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Kontakt, Bunch of VSL, VIP, VEP, EWQL Orch, Choir and Pianos
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Posted on Thu, Jun 02 2022 02:40
by plowman
Joined on Sat, Dec 13 2003, Posts 1150

Thanks Bill. I have not seen it reported, but it's been around for a long time. It would not seem to be a hard issue to fix, considering the Herculean feats that VSL has accomplished. 

Posted on Thu, Jun 02 2022 13:20
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires, MA, Posts 1182

Looks like it's fixed in today's update. Thanks VSL!

Dorico, Finale, Sibelius, Notion, Overture, Cubase, StaffPad
Win11 x64, 64GB RAM; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Kontakt, Bunch of VSL, VIP, VEP, EWQL Orch, Choir and Pianos
August Forster 190
Posted on Fri, Jun 03 2022 01:26
by plowman
Joined on Sat, Dec 13 2003, Posts 1150

Fixed indeed. Grateful.

Posted on Mon, Aug 01 2022 12:29
by Goldstein
Joined on Thu, Nov 04 2004, Posts 17

Mmh, unfortunately it is not fixed for me ?!? My slave is an old Mac Pro (Mid 2010) on High Sierra, VE-Pro Version 7.0.1120. And yes, I killed a few of my projects because of this behavior already :-(

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