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12th April 2006, 14:39
Is there a particular way a hard drive has to be formatted for Smoke Archiving or will any formatting do? I've always just used the drive as is when it comes out of the box but I may have to start using previously used drives. My tezro is connected to a mac and we file archive thru the mac. Can I format the drive as Mac OS Entended (Journaled) or should I do it standard or does it not matter? --- Thanks.
12th April 2006, 14:53
As long as you are planning on archiving through the Mac, the only thing that matters is if the Mac can read the drive.
14th April 2006, 16:08
I'm curious about this, since we've always archived onto tapes. Where can I find some documentation on archiving onto hard-disks?
14th April 2006, 17:51
Can't really tell you where to find documentation on it. The manual is very sparse in terms of instructions on this. Our discreet engineer set this up for me and I believe he got his information on setting up the discreet hardware with the mac from this website. Sorry I can't be of more help.
14th April 2006, 21:54
You just do a file archive, but store it to a disk in the Mac mounted over NFS, I'm guessing. Setting up NFS on OSX is a bit fun, involves NetInfo and whatnot but it's doable. Or you could use Samba or Sharity but that's more fun on the Irix end.
24th October 2007, 17:31
Unable to archive clips on a external USB Segate HDD on Somke 2007.
Give error during formatting of reserved space.
Looked up the pdf manual , but sigh, very little use.
24th October 2007, 22:49
formatting should be formatted ext 2. I have also formatted drives in osx os-extended which is not the best but it works.
25th October 2007, 20:54
Using NFS Manager, I have been archiving directly to our XServe Raid. From there I have been copying to a osx os-extended fire wire drive. This has been working out great.
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