Lost data in crash! Help!
Hi, I was mixing some audio on Ardour 99.2 (Mac OS 10.3.9 on a G5) with several plugins, and everything was going great for several days. I finally was finished, so I attempted an export to a file. Ardour went haywire at this point, often freezing in the middle of an export, and even when it did work, the file that was exported contained no audio (though it was pretty big, around 30-50M).
When I opened up my session again after many exporting experiments (trying different file types, different endianess, etc.), all the plugins were gone! I had used a fairly large amount, and had done a fairly decent amount of automation. The automation files are still around, it seems (based on what I see in the directories for my session), but I don't know how to get Ardour to "see" them after I try and remember all the plugins I used and which tracks I placed them on.
Additionally, I can't seem to get anywhere using 99.3 with this session (I tried an upgrade hoping maybe that would help). Everytime I hit play, I get a message saying "The disk system on your computer was not able to keep up with Ardour", though like I said, it was working without even a hiccup for many days.
Any idea on how I can regain my plugin automations and how I can even play the session? I love Ardour in concept, but this is maddening!