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Jeffrey Lonigro

Best Practices for End of Day

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We just rolled out a 16bay EVO with another 16bay expansion chassis. Connected are four edits and 10 motion graphics stations. The edits most always shutdown their stations at the end of the day. The graphics folks seem to always keep their stations on overnight, even if not rendering overnight. Is their any harm to staying connected and on throughout the night for extended periods of time?

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Thanks for asking. While it’s technically better to shut down workstations from a security (see this article) and energy-saving standpoint, leaving the machines running indefinitely is not expected to pose a problem with the EVO. It is best to unmount network shares when not in use (especially if using SAN volumes). Also, here’s an article that covers the best practice for EVO shutdowns. Feel free to open a support case if you have any more questions or concerns!

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Thank You, that makes total sense. Is there any issue with un-mounting via Sharebrowser vs the Finder? In other words if users unlock there projects and perform a drag the share to the trash/eject is that a problem?

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Hi Jeffrey,

Either ShareBrowser or Finder can be used to eject volumes. The best practice is to unlock the project locks from within the ShareBrowser Client or Finder before ejecting, but if all NAS shares are unmounted, the locks should also eventually expire on their own (once the EVO has determined the NAS sessions truly are closed and not just briefly interrupted).

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