Last week, I’ve been recording live gig, two bands, around 4 hours of 20 tracks. Now I opened my laptop, started Ardour, opened the session from last week … and it was empty. Project folder contains 300KiB of data. Well, that won’t fit 20-track in 24b/48kHz, right?
The reason is pretty simple - I’ve probably shut down mixer before Ardour (an JACK). Then, JACK thread of Ardour got indefinitely stuck (if I remember correctly, GUII was partially responsible) so I had to forcibly kill it. I probably tried to press Ctrl + S before killing it.
But as outcome, all the data are lost. There’s nothing in lost+found directories. Bummer.
This should not be a rant - I would rather want to know what to do better as I believe Ardour does everything to preserve written data even if it crashes during recording. I don’t care about all the DSP settings, routing - that can be done again. But forcing two bands to play the great gig again is not possible
If it’s relevant, I’m using version in Arch repo, all data on ext4.
Have a nice day!