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CatDV for small operation with RAID and bags of external disks

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David EspCatDV for small operation with RAID and bags of external disks
by on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:41:03 pm

For a small operation (eg I have Desktop+RAID, Laptop+GRaid and various USB and FW archive disks, also tapes, DropBox, NAS) is there any simple introduction paper, tutorial or video explaining how CatDV is best used, including pragmatics? For example, in Windows/NTFS, how does CatDV differentiate between several mostly offline disks, and does Windows' tendency to reassign drive letters (eg when they conflict) cause any kind of problem?


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Matthew StamosRe: CatDV for small operation with RAID and bags of external disks
by on Apr 21, 2012 at 4:32:00 am

http://www.squarebox.co.uk/tutorials.html


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David EspRe: CatDV for small operation with RAID and bags of external disks
by on Apr 21, 2012 at 6:55:08 am

Thanks Matthew. Could you (or anyone) indicate which of those tutorials covers my simple but specific situation re transent external drives? The tutorials start with more specialised matters as far as I can tell. I'll reach that more sophisticated level one day, but am starting from complete scratch right now. Many thanks, David.


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Matthew StamosRe: CatDV for small operation with RAID and bags of external disks
by on Apr 23, 2012 at 4:57:28 pm

I would watch the videos anyway as they will lead you down the right path. There is no videos specific to any one workflow but rather a general look at how CatDV works.


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Robb HarrissRe: CatDV for small operation with RAID and bags of external disks
by on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:15:59 pm

Kind of a tall order because it's so open, if you know what you mean.
For starters just put all your proxies in one place. I have a single G-tech drive that's holding all of them right now. All the machines simply point to it. You can carry that with you, or as I do, clone it over to a smaller buss-powered portable firewire drive. The only thing that changes, and it's per machine, is pointing to the drive holding the proxies. In the windows world just give it the same drive letter all the time. Easy enough.
Is that what you're looking for?

Non-linear: all the time and nothing but.


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David EspRe: CatDV for small operation with RAID and bags of external disks
by on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:31:16 pm

Robb, yes, thanks, that's the level of explanation I was after.


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Robb HarrissRe: CatDV for small operation with RAID and bags of external disks
by on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:33:43 pm

cool,

and go look at this other thread we started today
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/278/2191#2212

Non-linear: all the time and nothing but.


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