Media Cache on a shared network drive

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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I can't really find a clear answer on the simple question: Can you use a shared network drive to share cache files between multiple editors?

 

I run a small production company (3 edit stations) but opening a project from station 1 on station 3 means waiting (sometimes hours, depending on the project/media) for peak files etc to be generated.

Rendering the station pretty useless as everything is slowed down.

 

So is it possible to share the cache, peak files, ... from station 1 with station 3 if we assign our cache to the same location on our shared network storage (which also contains our media pool)?

 

Thanks.

 
 
 
 
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Adobe Employee , Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021
Pixel Jar, It is technically feasible but not advisable according to our senior techs. Keep the media cache on local drives.   Thanks,Kevin 

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Even if was possible technically, It won't do any good. Your bottleneck is network speed, and by moving cache into network too, you would make it worse, not better.

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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You could technically do that, but I wouldn't unless you're all connected to a 10GB network with a very fast server.

 

Also, simply turn off peak file generation. Premiere will create them on the fly anyway and won't bog the machine down at the beginning.

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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Pixel Jar,

It is technically feasible but not advisable according to our senior techs. Keep the media cache on local drives.

 

Thanks,
Kevin 

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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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Thanks for the answers.

Due to those limitations we'll stick to our Avid system for bigger projects.

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