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  • Alex Gardiner

    October 24, 2013 at 8:55 am in reply to: mavericks issues

    Good to know Bob, just started looking at it here too.

    In a quick test it hits 105MB/s (read and write) from netatalk 3.0.5 shares. So the client itself looks to be OK.


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  • Alex Gardiner

    May 21, 2013 at 8:55 am in reply to: RAID level reliability

    +1 This a good discussion Alex and I’m pleased you raised it, as it is of interest to me too.

    While you say forget performance, (as you know) it is always a requirement to consider the application alongside utilization and reliability? After all, of the three, its usually only possible to pick 2 😉

    Turning it on its head, we may avoid failure, but end up with a system that is unreliable from a usability perspective.

    In turn, if we are forgetting performance all together, would we consider technologies such as RAIDZ? Removing the controller itself might not be the worst idea?

    NB: Since the cow is a rather flame prone, I’ll temper this statement by saying that IMO Z is not particularly practical for post storage in 2013.

    Like you I’ve read the papers (and then some) and my view has become one of avoiding raid5 for larger units (shoot me – I’m not selling anything).

    Ahem.. so, without really contributing anything at all, I’ll simply say that I am also looking forward to some real input and figures from the big players. Will they share… I hope so 🙂

    Alex


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  • Alex Gardiner

    March 24, 2013 at 2:04 am in reply to: MetaLan / MetaSan for Avid MediaComposer users

    Our project might suit William?

    It will run on any PC based server using Ubuntu and is capable of providing a project/media sharing solution for mixed PC/Mac MC environments.

    You can check it out at: https://www.indiestor.com

    Please feel free to contact me directly if you need to know anything 🙂

    The software is published on the GPL and won’t cost you anything to use. We have a rapidly growing user base, which we’re keen to work with and improve the software. If you do like indiestor, our web GUI will be shipping very soon for a small fee.

    PS. Our software repository is currently offline for scheduled maintenance/updates, however it will be back online tomorrow morning.

  • Alex Gardiner

    February 27, 2013 at 8:45 am in reply to: Avid project & media sharing …now open sourced!

    Hey Ervin!

    Contrary to what a lot of folks might say, you don’t need to be an IT guy to make this stuff work. Sure it helps and you’re unlikely to be breaking any speed records… but thats not what we’re here to do.

    I’d test this all out on an old machine or laptop. From there go by building a small system.

    Mail me if you need to know anything 🙂

    alex@indiestor.com

  • Alex Gardiner

    February 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm in reply to: from Bob Zelin – READ THIS NOW (please)

    Hi Bob,

    I too heard this via MacRumors a couple of weeks ago 🙁

    https://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/31/apple-to-halt-mac-pro-sales-in-europe-effective-march-1-over-regulatory-requirements/

    It boils down to a regulatory problem with the fans not having covers on them, believe it or not!

    All is not lost however…
    https://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/06/apple-tells-reseller-that-the-new-mac-pro-is-arriving-in-spring-2013/

    The debate has raged across the web for the last 18 months, what will happen to the Pro. If you ask me, they are not dumb enough to axe the product line just yet.

    Anything could happen though.. look at the mess they made of FCPX, anything is possible :/

  • Alex Gardiner

    January 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm in reply to: Avid project & media sharing …now open sourced!

    Hi Ivan.

    You hit the nail on the head! We went with Ubuntu as a very popular Debian based OS.

    Essentially indiestor should behave on Debian like it does on Ubuntu Desktop/Server.

    EDIT: We’ll need to update the DEB package manifest for plain Debian, let me come back to you on this 🙂

  • Alex Gardiner

    January 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm in reply to: Avid project & media sharing …now open sourced!

    Hi Simon, thanks for the reply.

    The web GUI is in development, but is functionally no different to the CLI 🙂

    It probably goes without saying, both are simply ways to manage the server and can be accessed remotely from anywhere on your network.

    In short they don’t effect the editors experience 🙂

    As it stands indiestor should work out of the box with very little additional learning or configuration required.

    ETA wise we’ve not set a date for the GUI. At a push I expect we could complete it in a couple of weeks. However, since our team is small we’re conserving our resources and watching as new users join in.

    As for the transition from FCP7 to MC, I think folks can find it tough at first. I think its got a lot to do with expectations. I’ve always used both and will probably continue to do so 🙂

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