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VFS_MEDIA_HARMONY(8)	  System Administration	tools	  VFS_MEDIA_HARMONY(8)

NAME
       vfs_media_harmony - Allow multiple Avid clients to share	a network
       drive.

SYNOPSIS
       vfs objects = media_harmony

DESCRIPTION
       This VFS	module is part of the samba(7) suite.

       The vfs_media_harmony VFS module	allows Avid editorial workstations to
       share a network drive. It does this by:

	1. Giving each client their own	copy of	the Avid msmMMOB.mdb and
	   msmFMID.pmr files and Creating directories.

	2. Allowing each client	to explicitly control the write	time the Avid
	   application sees on Avid media directories.

       This module is stackable.

CONFIGURATION
       vfs_media_harmony automatically redirects requests from clients for
       Avid database files or an Avid Creating directory to a client-specific
       version of the file. No configuration beyond enabling the module	is
       needed to get this portion of its functionality working.

       If Mac and Windows Avid clients will be accessing the same folder, they
       should be given separate	share definitions, with	hidden Mac files
       vetoed on the Windows share. See	EXAMPLES.

       To allow	each client to control when the	Avid application refreshes
       their Avid databases, create files for each client and each Avid	media
       directory with the name
       [avid_dir_name]_[client_ip_address]_[client_username]. To trigger Avid
       database	refreshes, update the write time on those files. See EXAMPLES.

       It is also necessary for	the cache locked write times = no option to be
       set for clients to be able to control their Avid	media folder write
       times.

EXAMPLES
       Enable media_harmony for	Mac and	Windows	clients:

		   [avid_mac]
		path = /avid
		vfs objects = media_harmony
		cache locked write times = no
		   [avid_win]
		path = /avid
		vfs objects = media_harmony
		cache locked write times = no
		veto files = /.DS_Store/._@/.Trash@/.Spotlight@/.hidden/.hotfiles@/.vol/
		delete veto files = yes

       Create the files	that will allow	users david and	susan to control their
       own Avid	database refreshes:

		touch '/avid/OMFI MediaFiles_192.168.1.10_david' \
		     '/avid/OMFI MediaFiles_192.168.1.11_susan'	\
		     '/avid/Avid MediaFiles/MXF/1_192.168.1.10_david' \
		     '/avid/Avid MediaFiles/MXF/1_192.168.1.11_susan'

       Trigger an Avid database	refresh	for user david:

		touch '/avid/OMFI MediaFiles_192.168.1.10_david' \
		     '/avid/Avid MediaFiles/MXF/1_192.168.1.10_david'

       If you have a large number of Avid media	folders	to manage, you can
       give each editor	a suitably modified version of
       examples/scripts/vfs/media_harmony/trigger_avid_update.py to create and
       update these files.

CAVEATS
       vfs_media_harmony is designed to	work with Avid editing applications
       that look in the	Avid MediaFiles	or OMFI	MediaFiles directories for
       media. It is not	designed to work as expected in	all circumstances for
       general use. For	example: It is possible	to open	a client-specific file
       such as msmMMOB.mdb_192.168.1.10_userx even though it doesn't show up
       in a directory listing.

VERSION
       This man	page is	correct	for version 3.2.7 of the Samba suite.

AUTHOR
       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by
       Andrew Tridgell.	Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

Samba 4.6			  05/23/2017		  VFS_MEDIA_HARMONY(8)

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