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  • Sun, Dec 11 2016 9:35 PM

    • chuckkahn
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    backup Unity volumes to external drive on external computer over LAN

    We have a Avid Media Composer 7.0.4 on a Mac Pro connected to Unity storage via fibrechannel.

    This Mac Pro is on a LAN to which we also have a Mac Mini connected.

    The question is:  Can we connect a firewire drive to the Mac Mini and connect over the LAN to the Mac Pro in order to back up the Unity volumes?   When we connect over the network we can see the Mac Pro's local Macintosh HD Volume but not the Unity mounted Volumes.  When we connect a firewire to the Mac Pro, the Mac Mini can see the firewire drive's partitions and backup those, but we are hesitant to connect the firewire drive to the Mac Pro while the Avid is running because the Avid may become confused over the two sets of Avid Mediafiles, the originals on the Unity volumes and the copies on the external firewire drive.  But if we could back over LAN from the Mac Mini, the Avid on the Mac Pro could still be running and not see the doubling up of media.

     

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    Re: backup Unity volumes to external drive on external computer over LAN

    If Avid is not running it isn't a problem. You can tackle this a couple of different ways. You can share the media drives on the Lanshare and give all your computers access to them. This is a hack and not recommended for accessing media online but fine for backup and offline access. I've done this - I know it works.  You could also set your mac mini up as an ethernet client. That would waste a licence. You could share the media drives on your Mac Pro and then access them from the Mac mini. That should work although I can't test it right now and has the disadvantage of need both the MacPro and MAcMini online.

     

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  • Tue, Jan 3 2017 10:01 AM In reply to

    Re: backup Unity volumes to external drive on external computer over LAN

    Why don't you share the firewire drive on the mac mini and copy all the media from the mac pro editing client to the share on the mac mini? Avid won't see the network mounted volume as a media drive (unless if you type alldrives into the console) so there is no problem there.

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  • Fri, Jan 6 2017 12:50 AM In reply to

    • chuckkahn
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    Re: backup Unity volumes to external drive on external computer over LAN

    Jeroen van Eekeres:

    Why don't you share the firewire drive on the mac mini and copy all the media from the mac pro editing client to the share on the mac mini? Avid won't see the network mounted volume as a media drive (unless if you type alldrives into the console) so there is no problem there.

    I don't have the network password for the mac mini.  Plus the firewire drive is intended as a backup for the mac pro and the mini has its own backup connected via usb 3.0.

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