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-AV files that are taking up over 75% of storage space

773 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2005 4:05 PM by Greg Plassmeyer1 RSS
Billy Yu Calculating status...
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Sep 7, 2005 4:05 PM
I'm having this problem with my XSAN where users are digitzing in 10 uncompressed footage with files that will take up over half the remaining storage space. I'm talking one quicktime that will be anywhere between 3-5TB's. It is an intermittent problem. I have updated my the clients to XSAN 1.1, with the latest Xserve Raid drivers as well. We're running FCP 4.5 on 10.3.9 systems, and the XSAN is running on 10.3.9 as well with all current updates. Anybody else running into this?
  • Kalagan Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
    I have seen something similar prior to Xsan. It was on a Cinewave card, it would create a file as big as the drives was, if you were capturing NOW, but if you set an In and Out point then it worked. It was a driver problem.

    What card are you using to capture? Does it do the same thing on the internal drive? You can capture 10 Bit to the internal drive, it works fine if you are just running a test capture.

  • Greg Plassmeyer1 Calculating status...
    Hi there Billy. I had the same problem. And I to am using the Kona cards and versions of the OS and FCP. It does seem to be some bug in FCP that is causing this problem. The way we get around is to first avoid using the "capture now" command. But when we have to we just monitor the available space and if it all of a sudden disappears then we can go back and delete that FCP file from the XSAN. It is usually only a 8k file in the finder. But when you delete it you will get all your space back.

    The command line version is to
    ran this command:
    server name:/volumes/xsan admin$ du -hc

    found this file: 912G ./FCP /Capture Scratch/Untitled Project 1 (showed as 8k in finder)
    ran this command to remove it: server name:/volumes/xsan/FCP /Capture Scratch admin$ sudo rm -R Untitled\ Project\ 1/

    in this case the file was named Untitled Project 1.

    Hope this helps you


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