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


       vfs objects = media_harmony


       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.


       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

       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.


       Enable media_harmony for Mac and Windows clients:

                path = /avid
                vfs objects = media_harmony
                cache locked write times = no
                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

                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/ to
       create and update these files.


       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.


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


       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.