Lexicon Manual

Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage allows you to upload your music files to the cloud so you don't need to worry about losing them anymore. Cloud Storage is available on the PRO plan.

There is no real limit to the amount of tracks you can upload, only a fair use policy, see below.

A report is created each time you up- or download files. You can find the report in your Documents/Lexicon folder. This report will contain a list of all up- or downloaded files and any errors should something have gone wrong.

Uploading

To upload tracks, right click any track or playlist and select Upload to cloud. This will put these tracks into the upload queue and Lexicon will take care of the rest.

If your track has successfully uploaded, a green cloud icon will appear.

Restoring Tracks

To restore tracks, you have to use Find Broken Tracks, you can find this in the top Utility menu.

Any track that is missing can be restored from there, if it has previously been uploaded. You can disable the Original location option to move the downloaded file to a new location. This is useful when you no longer have an external drive where you originally uploaded from, or if you are restoring tracks on a different operating system (from Windows to macOS or vice versa).

In the emergency situation where you no longer have your database or your music files, you can still restore your tracks from the cloud. To do this, enable the Include all cloud storage files option and you will see all the tracks that you originally uploaded. You can restore all of them or just a selection.

Streaming

Any track that has previously been uploaded will be available for streaming. This means that even if you do not have the track on your computer, you can still play it. Lexicon will download it on-demand.

You can create a database backup (see Database Backup in the manual) and restore that backup on a different computer. That will allow you to stream tracks into the Lexicon with the restored database, even though you did not copy any of the music files.

Limitations

You can upload (nearly) unlimited files to the cloud.

There is only a "fair use policy" with the following limitations:

  • Your files must be music files
  • Your files must be less than 200MB each. That means you can't upload mixes.
  • There is a "soft limit" of 4TB (about 400.000 MP3's). You can go over this limit but we may reach out to you to discuss your storage needs.

To prevent file sharing (which is absolutely not allowed) there are also limits in place to prevent downloads from happening in too many different locations.