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  • Mon, May 27 2013 11:39 AM

    • HamRadio64
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    Saving local filenames instead of network filenames

    Hi,

    we have two Deko 1000 and two Post Deko machines connected in a LAN, the two Deko working for live news broadcast, being the main and the backup machine, and the two Post Deko working for pages and sequence editing from remote workplaces.

    All the machines, except the second Deko, save their files on a shared folder located on the first Deko and mapped on all machines, except the second Deko, with the same drive letter (E:). The second Deko has its own E: which is syncronized with the shared E: and serves as a backup in the case of a failure of the first Deko.

    However, all sequences saved on the shared folder from the Post Deko contain the following filenames:
    \\name_of_the_first_machine\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko
    Even though the Post Deko actually shows:
    E:\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko

    This is not a problem when running the sequence from the main Deko, being "\\name_of_the_first_machine" itself, however if running the same sequence from the backup Deko the files are always picked from the main Deko because they are referred to with their network name, and this can be a problem in case of a failure of the main Deko, which is exactly the main reason of having two Deko.

    Is there a way to actually save the filenames in the sequence with its "local name" E:\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko instead of the "network name" \\name_of_the_first_machine\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko?

    Why both the Post Deko show "E:\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko" but actually save "\\name_of_the_first_machine\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko"?

    Thanks in advance for answering.

  • Sun, Oct 20 2013 11:15 PM In reply to

    • maryd
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    Re: Saving local filenames instead of network filenames

    Deko graphics should NOT be run over a network connection.  All graphics, clips, textures should be saved locally to the machine that they will run on.  The best method is to MIRROR the multiple machines using sychronization software.

    As for the PostDeko drive issue, many customers partition the drive on their PostDeko machine so that the drive letter will match. 

    For more details you should try Tech Support.

  • Sat, Nov 1 2014 5:22 PM In reply to

    • HamRadio64
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    Re: Saving local filenames instead of network filenames

    Hi maryd,

    as I already pointed out, graphics are not on network shares, they are *all* saved on local onboard volumes. These volumes are mapped exactly with the same drive letters on all the Dekos and PostDekos and are kept in sync by manually running a simple script.

    The problem is that the PostDeko software is always saving sequences referring to graphics files by their network path "\\name_of_the_first_machine\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko" instead of "E:\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko".

    This becomes a problem in the case of a fault at the main Deko, when we should play the same sequence from the backup Deko because \\name_of_the_first_machine\path\to\the\folder\filename.dko is not available anymore, but of course all the necessary files are available locally.

    To verify what I'm saying, I simply opened a sequence file (sequence.seq) in an hex editor and I found that all files are referenced by their network name.

    Is there a way to convince PostDeko software (and perhaps Deko too) to use *local* filenames instead of *network* filenames?

    Thanks for answering.

     

     

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