Sparsebundle dumping content?

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  1. el-John-o macrumors 65816

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    Hey all

    So I wanted to be able to store my FCPX content on my home server, and I've done so using a method I read about where you create a sparsebundle, save it on the server, and just mount it when needed.

    Only problem is, whenever I save content to that sparsebundle (whether via FCPX or just dragging and dropping a file, any file), and unmount it, and mount it again; it's empty. Always empty. While it's mounted, I can add/view/modify files no problem. But once I unmount it, it seems to completely empty itself.

    Thoughts? I've never had this issue with a sparsebundle before.
     
  2. el-John-o thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow over 200 views and not a single response? Guess I'm the only one experiencing this! Lol.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I saw your first post and actually subscribed to the thread I was so curious, but I got nothin. :(

    Are you absolutely positive you are copying the files to the correct spot before ejecting?
     
  4. el-John-o thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I am. Using several methods. I guess it just won't work like this!
     
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    Let's ask the obvious question: what is the home server OS? Filesystem format?

    Since sparse bundles are the same as Time Machine backups (copying to a sparse bundle), Apple only supports, basically, Apple formatted drives and servers.

    "Time Machine can’t back up to [...] a disk formatted for Windows."

    "If your backup disk is on a network, the network server must use Apple File Protocol (AFP) file sharing, and both your Mac, and the networked backup disk, should have Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later. The AFP disk must also be “mounted” (available to your Mac)."

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14168

    I believe you can do all the work you want to the bundle on a Mac, and once unmounted, can then move to a non OS X server.

    Then again, have never done this myself, so, probably talking out my keister.
     
  6. el-John-o thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, that's probably the issue! I wasn't aware of that. I guess I could load it and move it back; but the sparsebundle itself is hosted on a Windows server (not a high end studio here; just my house. Using an older Windoze PC I obtained that sits in my basement as a basic file and backup server)

    Well, that solves the issue then I guess. Can't do it that way!

    I realize why it wouldn't work at the 'industry level', and all the other related issues. But I wish FCPX had native network support for those of us using it for basic home stuff.
     

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