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How to get Bridge to temp ignore disconnected NAS Drives

Explorer ,
Nov 19, 2023 Nov 19, 2023

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Hey everyone,

 

So in this new post-pandemic work world many of us are working from home via VPN and logging into our work environemnts, sometimes changing which VPN to log into on different days. For my daily log-in location I have mapped the drives for ease and speed in getting to work right away each morning, and for all my InDesign links to work smoothly, linking to locations all over those drives at the remote office.

 

The issue i am running into is the lag and freezing Bridge experiences searching for these mapped Network Drives when im NOT connected to the NAS drives over VPN.

 

When im working elsewhere, or only on my local machine, i am (or cannot be) logged into that daily VPN location as it makes my internet get throttled at speeds dictated by the otherside's upload speed (10x's slower than my internet). The reason for not connecting to the VPN is of no importance.

 

So is there a way to tell Bridge to temporarily not worry about a NAS drive that is not connected so that local navigation can resume without all the freezing and stalling due to repeeated attempts Bridge makes looking for those disconnected dirives????

 

I want to say "Pause using" or something. An option called:  "Yes the drive is temporarily disconnected we know please stop trying to connect and get on with it (but dont unmap them for the love of sanity)!!"

 

Any tips or settings anyone is using??

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Community Expert , Nov 19, 2023 Nov 19, 2023

In a word: "no."

 

The fact that you are successfully (with major limitations) logging into a network is amazingly lucky. Bridge was not designed to work with networks. I wish I knew enough about networks to give you the details, but I do not. Bridge was designed to work with attached drives. The dynamics of networks are such that if you start to look for what software allows one to link to a network, you'll see some steep prices. Since your company has a network, I suggest you talk to your IT p

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Nov 19, 2023 Nov 19, 2023

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In a word: "no."

 

The fact that you are successfully (with major limitations) logging into a network is amazingly lucky. Bridge was not designed to work with networks. I wish I knew enough about networks to give you the details, but I do not. Bridge was designed to work with attached drives. The dynamics of networks are such that if you start to look for what software allows one to link to a network, you'll see some steep prices. Since your company has a network, I suggest you talk to your IT person and find out what they say.

 

If you're hoping for a future version of Bridge to expand access to networks as well, relook at the prices for network stations and realize that Bridge is a piece of free software, and you'll answer that question.

 

Summing up here, if you are getting access to your network, despite all of the complications, I'd say "job well done!"

 

Sorry, I wish I could be more supportive…

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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Hello Gary!

 

I really appreciate the response. Firstly its simply good to know that there is technically no way to say "Please dont worry about those temporarily amputated NAS drives" setting or trick in Bridge. And second i have never really thought about the added complexity and cost in creating software like that. I do truely believe it is not that complicated to at least say "Dont worry about this drive atm" and not worry about ACTUAL over-network support. 

 

The remote drives i am using are simply mapped drives on my end so Windows thinks they are local, which is probably why it works so well as long as im logged into the VPN. As far as Widows and all my sioftware is concerned they are "local" drives.

 

Anyways, thanks for the resonse, maybe a simple pause button on a drive will magically appear in Bridge in the fututre!

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