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Copying Files to Scandium

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Note .bat scripts on RipStation

Completing Ingest for RipStation Content

Run bdpl_ripstation_ingest.py

Post-Processing RipStation Content

Run bdpl_ripstation_postprocess.py and create imagesAfter batch processes with the RipStation or RipStation DataGrabber software have completed, it will be necessary to move the content to Scandium to complete data replication and/or content analysis.  First, connect an Ethernet cable to the RipStation machine so that it is connected to the network.  Next, use one of the two shortcuts on the desktop of the RipStation machine:

  • Copy CDDAs to Scandium: for audio CD content extracted with the RipStation software.
  • Copy Data and DVDs to Scandium: for data discs and DVD-Videos extracted with the RipStation DataGrabber software.

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NOTE: copies of the batch files themselves are stored at C:\tools on the RipStation machine.

Click on the appropriate shortcut to start the copy process.  A new CMD.EXE window will open and you will be prompted to enter the shipment ID:

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The batch file will then use the Robocopy utility to copy the files to Scandium: Z:\Ripstation\[shipmentID]

NOTE: you will also need to manually copy the log file from the batch operation and a copy of the original userdata.txt file (renamed to "userdata.txt", if necessary).

After the files are on Scandium, move the barcode files (and log and userdata.txt files) to the appropriate unit and shipment folder.

Completing Ingest for RipStation Content

Once the barcode folders, log file, and userdata.txt file are in the appropriate shipment folder on Scandium, it is time to complete the ingest process, using the bdpl_ripstation_ingest.py script.  Click the shortcut for BDPL_ripstation_launch.bat on the desktop of a BDPL workstation:

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A new CMD.EXE window will open and you will be prompted to enter the abbreviated unit name and shipment ID and also indicate whether the job was for CDDAs or data discs/DVD-Video:

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If both the log file and userdata.txt file are present, the script will proceed to complete any additional file replication/normalization as well as content analysis steps so that the RipStation materials are packaged identically to those produced by the standard BDPL Ingest Tool.  The script will also note any failed steps so that additional troubleshooting can take place during the post-processing procedure.  An example of a list of failed items from the RipStation Ingest is found below; alongside each barcode is a short message indicating where or why the item failed in the process:

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Post-Processing RipStation Content

Once the BDPL RipStation Ingest process completes, the BDPL technician should proceed to post-process material.  This procedure will involve taking discs from the RipStation output spindle(s), checking the barcode for the succes/failure of the Ingest process, reuniting the disc with its case or enclosure, and then creating scanned images of the physical items.

To begin, click the bdpl_ripstation_postprocess.py shortcut on the desktop of the BDPL workstation:

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A new CMD.EXE window will open and prompt the user for the unit abbreviation and shipment ID:

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Retrieve a disc from the output spindle and reunite with the case/enclosure from the stack that was maintained nearby.  Make sure that the barcode values match!

Type or scan the barcode value at the prompt:

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The script will then check the BDPL RipStation Ingest logs; if both replication and analysis were successful, a message will indicate their completion:

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Alternatively, the tool will report the failure of any step in the Ingest process failed (or if the RipStation failed to acquire content):

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Reasons for failure will range from a content mismatch (i.e., a data disc was included in the CDDA batch process) to the failure of a specific step during the Ingest workflow.  The digital preservation librarian can review any failures; in many cases, running the disc through the standard BDPL Ingest Tool workflow will result in success due to improved tool performance.

As a final step (aside from reviewing or re-ingesting discs), follow the BDPL guidelines to Scan the Physical Media (the disc, case with barcode, and any additional descriptive materials) using the desktop scanner. 

Troubleshooting

Software is Not Responding

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Remove any uncompleted discs that may have been left in the drives and return to the input spindle, making sure they are in the same order as in the 'userdata.txt' file. Be sure to delete any barcodes from userdata.txt that have been completed so that the next disc in the spindle is the first barcode in the file.in the spindle is the first barcode in the file. 

***If removing barcodes from userdata.txt, be sure to save a copy of the original file to be used in the BDPL RipStation Ingest process.***

"Unable to close the drive tray"

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This problem appears to be caused by optical media that are not correctly formatted or finalized.  To confirm, remove the problematic disc from the RipStation and attempt to open on one of the BDPL workstations.  If the disc cannot be read, skip it and restart the batch process. Be sure to delete any barcodes from userdata.txt that have been completed so that the next disc in the spindle is the first barcode in the file.

***If removing barcodes from userdata.txt, be sure to save a copy of the original file to be used in the BDPL RipStation Ingest process.***