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Importing Projects from Flix 5 to Flix 6
This page explains how to import projects from Flix 5 to Flix 6 using the Flix Migration Tool.
The Migration Tool requires Python 3.7. Installing the dependencies using pip is recommended. You can follow the instructions found here: https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installing/
You can use the provided requirements.txt file for pip to install all the dependencies automatically, by running the following command:
python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
Flix Server Version Compatibility
With every release of Flix comes a version of the Migration Tool, which may be incompatible with earlier Flix versions.
The table below lists which release of Flix each Migration Tool version is compatible with.
|Flix Server Version||Migration Tool Version|
The migrate5to6.py file is the script that allows you to list or migrate your Flix 5 projects into Flix 6.
--server SERVER - Flix 6 server url. For example 'http://flix001.mystudio.com:8080'
--user USER - Flix 6 client username. For example 'admin'.
--password PASSWORD - Flix 6 client password. For example 'admin'.
--flix-projects FLIX_PROJECTS - Path to your Flix 5 projects directory. For example '/mnt/flix/flixProjects'.
--list - List what the Migration Tool found from your Flix 5 project(s), without importing into Flix 6.
--migrate - Import what the Migration Tool found from your Flix 5 project(s) into Flix 6.
--shows [SHOWS [SHOWS ...]] - Shows to list/migrate. By default, the Migration Tool will go through all the shows it finds in your Flix 5 projects directory.
--episodes [EPISODES [EPISODES ...]] - Episodes to list/migrate. By default, the Migration Tool will go through all the episodes in the current show.
--sequences [SEQUENCES [SEQUENCES ...]] - Sequences to list/migrate. By default, the Migration Tool will go through all the sequences in the current show or episode.
--revisions n - Only list/migrate the n most recent sequence revisions.
--all-revisions - Use this flag to list/migrate all the sequence revisions from the current sequence. By default, the Migration Tool will only import the most recent one.
--port PORT - Download helper port.
• python3 migrate5to6.py --server http://flix001.myStudio.com:8080 --user admin --password admin --flix-projects /mnt/flix/flixProjects --shows my_show --list
This command lists all the information from the show 'my_show'.
• python3 migrate5to6.py --server http://flix001.myStudio.com:8080 --user admin --password admin --flix-projects /mnt/flix/flixProjects --shows my_show --sequences my_sequence --migrate
This command will migrate the last sequence revision from the sequence my_sequence from the show my_show.
• python3 migrate5to6.py --server http://flix001.myStudio.com:8080 --user admin --password admin --flix-projects /mnt/flix/flixProjects --all-revisions --migrate
This command will migrate everything from your Flix 5 projects directory.
Reconform from Avid using Flix 5 assets
--flix5_compatible_imports - For cases where Flix 5 sequences sent to Avid have not been sent back to Flix prior to a Flix 5 to Flix 6 migration. After having run a migration, it is possible for Flix 6 to recognize Flix 5 assets coming from Avid and relink them to the ones now available in Flix 6. To enable this behavior, you will need to set the 'flix5_compatible_imports' option to 'true' in your server's config.yml file.
Note: When enabled, this may cause slowdowns while importing AAFs from Avid. We recommend disabling it once you have successfully migrated, reconformed all of your sequences in Flix 6 and there are no more Flix 5 assets left in your Avid project.
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