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Old 11-22-2018, 10:29 AM
ric982 ric982 is offline
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Default Re: Rendered Freeze Files Not Deleted

Yeah, I understand the reverting back to a prior version issue.

However, I've probably got 10 copies of the session now behind the current version (and I haven't been freezing for a while). So I don't think I will ever backup to the point where the FZ files are needed. And if I did, I would just regenerate them. Freeze is much slower than commit which is why I stopped using it - not to mention pro tools occassionally got confused and thought it had lost some FZ files which meant I had to regenerate them all anyway. Right now I mix a group of tracks for a section of a song, commit them to a Aux track, and disable the underlying tracks so they free up resource. I haven't tried elastic yet so I'm not sure how that would go from a workflow standpoint.

And so I have 35 GB of freeze files sitting there. I backup to disk once a month. My backup image is about 300 GB. I have maybe 10 backups on my backup drives. So maybe I've got 10 copies of the 35 GB that I'm never going to go back to. It's probably not the biggest deal that I'm wasting 10% of my backup disk on this for this one session. It does take some amount of time to copy that each month though.

I do think it would get to be a problem when I have a lot of archived sessions that are backed up and each session has maybe that much wasted space. I think at the point I'm "done" working on a session, I'd want to get rid of most of my old Session Copy files, Freeze files, and bounces before I pack it up for future generations. Elastic might be a different story. This session might be unusual in that I'm just learning how to mix and have made a lot of versions of this session over a long period of time. As I get faster there probably won't 10 Freeze versions of each track (assuming I every go back to using Freeze).

Anyway I assume from your answer that I could delete them and not affect the current version of the session (given there are no frozen tracks).
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