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Bridge 12, Shared Cache: Automate Cache Export

Engaged ,
Feb 01, 2023 Feb 01, 2023

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We would like to refresh our shared cache regularly, as an automated process. As Bridge doesn't support scheduling and that function very likely isn't accessible to scripting...  Has anyone of you had success with some 3rd party tool that records your menu-interaction?

I the case of cache-export one might pick up the keystrokes (Alt + t, c, c, enter, enter...) and also capture folder-picks. Such a macro then could run once a month.

Of course it would be a lot better when Bridge 13 got this functionality by default and would run after larger changes in any cached folder. Just saying, @Ashmit Singh Et al...

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Feb 01, 2023 Feb 01, 2023

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When you say "shared cache," are you on a server?

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Engaged ,
Feb 01, 2023 Feb 01, 2023

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We use the  shared cache feature in Bridge 12  on several machines with synced drives and caches (all assets and all thumbs are locally available, everywhere). There's no server.

 

Our setup works – we just would prefer exporting the cache on a schedule.


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As an aside: the documentation-page I just linked is misleading –including its infographic. This document leaves the impression that one may freely pick some (network) folder to write the Cache to. That's not the case – the tool doesn't even show a browse-dialogue. In reality, it writes the files to a hidden subfolder for all folders included in the exported cache (one can quickly try this out with any small folder). Ping  @Ashmit Singh 

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Feb 01, 2023 Feb 01, 2023

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Adobe has a help page about shared cache, and there is a scripting object for managing shared cache. If you download the recent Bridge SDKs, there is a sample script for how to manage cache. Unfortunately they havent added it to the documentation pdfs so you have to kind of figure it out on your own.

https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/using/centrally-manage-bridge-cache.html

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Feb 01, 2023 Feb 01, 2023

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How silly that Adobe didn't add this vital info to that page. I'll download and have a look. Thank you.

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