SOH needs to copy the files from the old Warbirds Archive library system to the new library system. This is necessary because the old library system is not compatible with the new forum software and it lacks the security features of today's systems. This archive is being eliminated in August so we have 60 days to move the files or lose them forever.
We need volunteers to help move these files.
This will involve the FSX files only.
A video has been created to show the process of capturing data and pictures, downloading, and then uploading the files to the new library. Milton Shupe created the video to show you how to move files quickly and easily. The video can be found here :Download
Just to give you a sense of the effort:
There are 1335 files in the FSX archives.
If we have enough volunteers to help move files over 60 days, we can get through this easily enough. You can move 15 files in about 75 minutes on average depending on your download speeds and file sizes.
We will manage and coordinate moves by the page numbers in the archives.
There are 15 files per page and 89 pages. (We must display the pages at 15 entries per page to coordinate the effort.)
We need volunteers to sign up to move these page lots.
Before you decide, you might watch the video to get a sense of the process.
This video demonstrates a process I tested on 100 files to quickly and efficiently capture the data, download the files and pictures, and upload them to the new library system. I hope this helps.
Thanks for volunteering to preserve these files.
If you will please just post that you would like to help, I will assign you a page lot.
Once that is done, you are free to begin the moves.
On behalf of all parties interested in protecting these archives, thank you for stepping up.
I will follow up this post with other hints and tips discovered in the process. You may do the same.