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Mounting a shared file system for Xgrid
Authored by: Shawn Parr on Jun 10, '10 08:50:26AM

We recently ran across this on a Podcast Producer system setup. The xgrid workers didn't have permissions to the file system as they were pointed at something under /Volumes.

We changed it to be pointed under /Network/Servers/<servername>/<path to file storage area> which should be a valid path on any machine the NFS server has exported paths to. Well at least if the server hosting the files is running Mac OS X server which is what we are running.



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Mounting a shared file system for Xgrid
Authored by: SOX on Jun 10, '10 04:32:22PM

Whether or not /network is allowed depends on the sandbox seatbelt in use. For common xgrid configurations /network is not allowed by the seatbelt in 10.5 and 10.6



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Mounting a shared file system for Xgrid
Authored by: Shawn Parr on Jun 11, '10 07:14:30AM

I looked into it and now see that we were both right.... :)

Podcast Producer can run xgrid processes by specifying a user account. That account will have access to anywhere it should based on what directory system it is pulled from. In our case we have an Active Directory account that has full permissions to directories being exported. The agents then run as that user and can read and write from that space. Although as I mentioned before, even if the share shows up under /Volumes, you need to point it at /Network otherwise it doesn't work right.

Other processes use 'nobody' as the user, which is why you needed to use tmp.



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