I have discovered recently DEVONthink and I’m really impressed with it. In fact it could be the missing link I was looking for to organize my digital life (except for music and photos where iTunes and Darktable work great for me).
Before purchasing DTpro, could someone clarify the following point for me.
I read many posts in the forums but the following points are still unclear for me.
I have read in some forum posts that DT perform a verification against checksum for files which are imported. Is that correct?
I understood that it does not apply to files which are indexed. But say I import two pdf files A.pdf and B.pdf, will their integrity against bitrot will be verify when clicking the Verify command?
I want to make sure of it before I re-organize my content into several DT databases.
Export database structure:
I see that it possible to export the database content with keeping the group hierarchy as folders, using the command Export > Files and Folders.
This is great.
Can it be automated ?
My idea would that periodically, after ensuring that the files are valid (bitrot) to export any database back to the file system (and keeping the folder/group structures) to an external drive. This is in the event I do not have access anymore to DT or a mac, I could still recover my files with minimum effort using a Linux pc for example.
This is complementary to a proper backup solution of the database itself.
Database recommended size:
I plan in splitting my digital content into several databases based on a relevant subject. Some of the content are videos or 100+ pages PDF with images. In that context, what is the maximum recommended database size? I think one the database might be 10-20GB (due to some videos).
Thanks in advance