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Friday, October 25 2013 @ 06:14 PM EDT
Thursday, September 12 2013 @ 04:50 PM EDT
Apple Releases 10.8.5 with Xsan Fixes
Apple has released 10.8.5, which has stability improvements for Xsan. Hopefully the files out of sysnc on different clients bug is gone. Let us know how upgrades go in the comments section.
Combo update available here
Tuesday, June 11 2013 @ 02:36 AM EDT
Apple Previews New Mac Pro at WWDC
Radical new design and impressive system specs.No pricing or release date yet.
Tuesday, June 04 2013 @ 04:57 PM EDT
OS X 10.8.4 Released, Includes Xsan and Filesharing Fixes
Apple released an update to OS X Mountain Lion today, version 10.8.4. Among the release notes are the resolution of an Xsan issue and some other file sharing and directory services issues:
Wednesday, October 24 2012 @ 03:58 PM EDT
Xsan to StorNext WebEx
Quantum StorNext is hosting its first Xsan to StorNext Conversion WebEx on October 31 at 11am Pacific. The link is pasted below. There will be valuable information on the benefits of converting to StorNext as well as new special conversion offers.
Wednesday, July 25 2012 @ 11:30 AM EDT
Xsan makes the pages of the New York Times
It has taken seven years, but Xsan has made the pages of the New York Times. In tech columnist David Pogue's post on Mountain Lion, Xsan got mentioned!
Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 12:21 PM EDT
Quantum Stornext 4.3 Released. Supports Named Streams.
The most relevant section of the press release
"For Mac OS X only-based StorNext File System environments, StorNext 4.3 now supports Named Streams. StorNext 4.3 enables simpler hardware upgrades and disaster recovery. With the ability to migrate file system metadata stored on the metadata controller to a different disk geometry, the software allows customers to take advantage of new drive capacities and technologies."
More after the break....
Tuesday, June 12 2012 @ 10:08 AM EDT
Apple Releases Thunderbolt Gig-E Adapter
Since the new Retina MacBook Pro doesn't have room in its chassis for chunky ports like RJ-45, Apple has released a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to compensate. There is also a software update to make it compatible with existing Thunderbolt Macs. Thankfully the Promise SANlink has a Thunderbolt loop-through port, so this allows the Mac mini Server to have more than one Gigabit NIC for MDC service without resorting to an external PCI chassis.
Wednesday, April 11 2012 @ 10:50 AM EDT
OS X Server Administration Event Next Week - $200 Off From Xsanity
Xsanity will be at the MacTech OS X Server Administration event in NYC next week. Not in New York? With 15 events all around the U.S., there's one coming to your region. MacTech events are one-day conferences aimed at Mac IT professionals.
Get $200 off plus a free subscription to MacTech magazine by registering through this link: http://www.mactech.com/events/locations?rid=Tekserve
Make sure you stop by Tekserve's table for a free gift.
Friday, February 10 2012 @ 10:09 PM EST
Final Cut Pro X: Xsan Best Practices
Today Apple posted a short white paper "Final Cut Pro X: Xsan Best Practices."
Excerpt from the intro:
As far as I can tell, this is just a description of how best to use the Xsan support added in 10.0.1. I don't see that 10.0.2 or 10.0.3 have any special features that are leveraged here.
The Xsan support described is pretty simple and not very different from that of Final Cut Pro 7 and prior versions.
Basically, Final Cut Pro X relies on an Event database that it must have exclusive write access to. It is located in a folder, usually with its related media, and can reside anywhere on the SAN (not just in a root folder) as long as it's not nested within another Event folder.
Solution 1, sharing a single project and Event, is done by using and writing the event and project to a single folder location on Xsan (initiated by the File menu command "Add SAN Location"). When one editor uses the File menu "Remove SAN Location" command, or quits FCP X, the project is closed, and the Event database is released and made available to another editor to open and have exclusive write access to. So there will be just one project file, which can be used by only one editor at a time.
Solution 2, sharing media, is done by each editor having their own event folder (with its own event database) on Xsan. The second editor will point at media in the first editor's folder, but will use the media by reference instead of by copying it to their own event folder. Each editor will have their own project file.
In a nutshell, the white paper makes it clear how to enable the limited functionality available. Unfortunately, what is telling is what is not addressed:
So it's nice to see this documented, but unfortunately there do not seem to be any magical new capabilities for advanced sharing capabilities revealed. Time to get those feature requests in!
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