So Bernard from TigerTechnology sent me a demo version of MetaSAN. I installed it today with sanMP and they seem to co-exist quite nicely. I added two Metasan drives to four systems on our seven seat SanMP system, and they seem to work well.
Ok, so this is the first time we are running a file level SAN. Up to now, we stored projects locally, on a second drive in the mac, with the FCP archive set to the media drives. We would mount job directories through the LAN.
How do you store and share FCP project files on a typical file level SAN liek XSan or MetaSAN?
If you refer to the Xsan forum, there’s a thread discussing about the FCP project file workflow.
Generally, FCP does not like multiply users working on the same project file.
The original project file is on the SAN, the user will open it & save a copy to a local disk.
The user will then work on the local copy.
At the end of the day, the user will copy his version back into the SAN.