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Logic has Permissions issues - network users beware!
Last post Thu, Aug 24 2006 by hermitage59, 4 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Aug 24 2006 11:41
by Nigel Watson
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, Cologne, Germany, Posts 365
Logic won't allow fades on audio files which are on networked drives, even though in the Mac Finder (10.4.7) the Info window says "you can read & write".

This is really stupid, because if you have a RAID server for storing songs and audio (as we do in our studio) pretty much all the audio is on the RAID drives, obviously -it's a) much safer there and b) accessible for all networked Users .

The workaround is for the User to save the song as a Project on his/her own (local) drive; then fades are permitted by Logic.

Afterwards you can copy everything back onto the RAID system. But this means as a consequence that there are multiple copies of songs and audio files and it's a major job to know which one is the current or master copy. Serious chaos potential!!

Nigel
Posted on Thu, Aug 24 2006 11:58
by cm
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, vienna, Posts 9101
i just like to add:
there are more permissions to consider in OS X (as *nix-like operating system) than read and write. also it does not automatically mean that *you* in the finder are *you* as you using logic ...
additionally the question is: how is the networkdrive shared (AFP, TCP, NETBEUI, rendezvous, ect - how are user and group permissions configured on the remote system, ect ..)
if you have decided to setup a somehow restricted network you might have to dig deeper into the permissions issue.
christian
and remember: a CRAY is the only computer that runs an endless loop in just four hours ...
Posted on Thu, Aug 24 2006 21:06
by Nigel Watson
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, Cologne, Germany, Posts 365
Hi Christian

thank you for the informed input!

The Network is configured with afp. We tried nfs briefly, which would have solved the Logic permissions problem but brought other challenges (for instance iTunes, which we use for previewing and indexing all our music -currently around 13000 entries -would lose all its references meaning a major reimport job). So we went back to afp until we can find another solution.

Our network is- I think - fairly unrestricted- at any rate all Users (there are 3 of us) can access anything anywhere on the system. But I'd have to check with our Mac Tech to be sure.

best

Nigel
Posted on Thu, Aug 24 2006 21:28
by hermitage59
Joined on Fri, Mar 25 2005, The Slavic Cultural Empire, Posts 1050
So just as a heads up to us dummies, what's the best/safest network protocol to use for a system used solely for audio/midi/composing/DAW as a LAN?

I don't want to get this wrong when it comes time to setup.

Regards,

Alex.
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