To backup the library, save the following to a secure/accessible location:
- The MediaMonkey database file (mm.db) on your system
- All of your media files
hint: You can change MediaMonkey's default database location to one that is automatically backed up by your backup software.
To recover your library:
- Install a copy of MediaMonkey to the new hard drive or PC. Don't start MediaMonkey after installation completes.
Important: if already have MediaMonkey on the drive and the file monitor is enabled, disable it (otherwise you'll end up with duplicates).
- Copy all of your media files to the new drive
- When MediaMonkey isn't running, copy your backup database to the default database location.
- Start MediaMonkey. At this point, your database should appear--if not, it means that MediaMonkey is not using your database backup and likely created a new empty database. You'll have to close MediaMonkey and replace the empty database with your backup.
- Once your database is visible in MediaMonkey, it's likely that most of the media entries point to different folders or a different drive altogether, and the tracks will grey out on any attempt to play them. To correct this, see step 3e at: http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/92