If SDL Studio crashes, is my work lost?
Thread poster: Marinus Vesseur

Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
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Jun 5, 2010

I was just on the verge of developing some sympathies for Studio when after a day of work because of some silly Windows update the system reboots.
After restarting Studio I can find my project, but a days work appears to be gone. All target segments of the file I was working on are empty. The TM apparently did not store the translations in the process.
At least when Trados 2007 crashed I could be relatively sure my work was automatically saved in the TM. What did I do wrong this time?


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Can't be true Jun 5, 2010

Hi Marinus,
all your translations are stored in the SDLXLIFF and in the TM (whether a Project TM or a Main TM) immediately once you confirm them. Therefore, if you didn't delete those your files from your HDD, your work can't be gone, unless you failed to confirm all segments. That would be the only logical explanation.


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Saving data... Jun 5, 2010

Marinus Vesseur wrote:

I was just on the verge of developing some sympathies for Studio when after a day of work because of some silly Windows update the system reboots.
After restarting Studio I can find my project, but a days work appears to be gone. All target segments of the file I was working on are empty.

Unlike DVX or memoQ which are transactional systems where every operation is stored automatically and the document doesn't need to be saved, the SDLXLIFF is a normal document which you must save manualy.
You have no autosave which seems to be an error in the design.

The TM apparently did not store the translations in the process.

You use Ctrl+Enter to confirm the segment?

At least when Trados 2007 crashed I could be relatively sure my work was automatically saved in the TM. What did I do wrong this time?

Well.
I hate the automatic Windows updates.
I allow rhe download but I always launch 'em manually on my crucial machines.
Change your settings.

Cheers
GG


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Studio doesn't save SDLXLIFF files automatically Jun 5, 2010

Stanislav Pokorny wrote:

all your translations are stored in the SDLXLIFF and in the TM (whether a Project TM or a Main TM) immediately once you confirm them.

No.
The confirmed segment is not written immediately in the SDLXLIFF, the changes are stored in the RAM and are committed when the file is saved.
Studio doesn't save SDLXLIFF files automatically.
So, an unplanned reboot discards all the changes made in the file.

Therefore, if you didn't delete those your files from your HDD, your work can't be gone, unless you failed to confirm all segments. That would be the only logical explanation.

It seems to be the case.
The confrmed segments should be at least in the TM.

BTW.
Check project TMs.
Maybe some TM association was lost too.

Cheers
GG


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Saving indeed Jun 5, 2010

Grzegorz Gryc wrote:
No.
The confirmed segment is not written immediately in the SDLXLIFF, the changes are stored in the RAM and are committed when the file is saved.
Studio doesn't save SDLXLIFF files automatically.


You're right, GG, of course. I save the document "automatically" every three or four segments.


The confrmed segments should be at least in the TM.


That's what I meant in my previous post.

[Upraveno: 2010-06-05 10:09 GMT]


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