Directory Mirroring


Mediant can automatically make a directory on an Imagestore track changes made to a directory on a PC or server – or vice-versa. This process is called Directory Mirroring.

Push Mirroring

As new files are placed in the PC directory, Mediant detects them and automatically transfers the files, converting them if necessary. This is most useful for Imagestores in the transmission chain. The PC directory acts as the source, and the Imagestore as the destination.

Pull Mirroring

As new files are saved on the Imagestore, Mediant detects them and automatically transfers them to a directory on a PC or server. This is useful in Graphics Prep and Image Capture environments. The PC directory acts as the destination, and the Imagestore as the source.

Mirroring Control and Status

To view the current mirroring setup, select Directory Mirroring from the Device Manager menu. The Mirror Status window will be shown.

Initially, this will be empty. To create a new mirror, right-click in the window and choose Add Mirror. The Mirror Setup dialog will be displayed.

From the Unit list, select the unit you wish to mirror. From the Remote Directory list, choose one of VIDEO, AUDIO or FONTS.

Double-click in Local Directory to choose a PC folder to mirror, and select Push or Pull for the Mirror Direction.

Mirror Deletes is not currently implemented. This will eventually cause files deleted manually on the source folder to be automatically deleted on the mirrored destination folder.

Now click OK, and your mirror will be shown in the Mirror status window.

You can add multiple mirrors in this way, and edit or delete them by selecting Edit Mirror and Delete Mirror from the context menu.

As with most of the tabular data used by Mediant, you can re-size and re-order columns by dragging the headings. You can also sort the data according to any of the column headings. If you right-click in the headings window, a popup menu allows you to select which columns are displayed.

To start the mirror running, right-click and select Running from the context menu. If there is a problem with the mirror, it will be highlighted in yellow in the status window.

For the mirroring to be operational, you must have Mediant running, but you do not need to have the Mirror Status window shown.

The Directory Mirroring set up here is stored in Mediant’s configuration file, and mirroring will resume whenever Mediant is running.