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Daniel Burrell
Suggested Setup on Raided Drive
on Dec 14, 2015 at 2:52:00 pm

I just upgraded to a new Mac Pro with raidable Thunderbolt storage. All of our media is backed up archive drives, so there is no need to use raided storage for that, but if possible I would like to store projects on a raided partition if that's possible, so those are protected in the event of a drive failure.

Is it possible to set up Smoke so that projects are stored in a separate location from renders/media storage? All I see in Smoke Setup is the ability to add media storage, but not to denote what goes where.


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moody glasgow
Re: Suggested Setup on Raided Drive
on Dec 14, 2015 at 4:51:54 pm

I don't believe that is possible.
But, did you know that the project info is stored in /usr/discreet/project/

Also, I would highly recommend that you use RAID 5 or better for your media. Drives fail. And they like to fail at the worst possible time.

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Daniel Burrell
Re: Suggested Setup on Raided Drive
on Dec 15, 2015 at 7:49:12 pm

What utility do you use for your raid 5 setup? We've got a OWC Thunderbay 4 that I am currently in the process of setting up. I can't do raid 5 with Disk Utility. Also, it is my understanding that if I do a raid 5 setup, it will cut my storage in half, which means that with 20TB worth of storage in there, doing a raid 5 setup will cut that down to 10TB. Is that correct?


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Joel Osis
Re: Suggested Setup on Raided Drive
on Dec 15, 2015 at 10:26:23 pm

raid 5 doesnt cut ur storage in half u will loose aproximately 5tb so 15tb usable


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Walter Soyka
Re: Suggested Setup on Raided Drive
on Dec 16, 2015 at 1:35:17 am

Thunderbay doesn't have a RAID controller, right? Have you tried SoftRAID?

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