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Works for AFP shares as well !
Authored by: westont on Feb 12, '08 12:32:06PM

I have been using this method for some time. The added bonus with this tip is that you can use the same technique to access video footage stored on AFP shares.

In my case I have a G4 'server' that has a 'Video' AFP share which is created using SharePoints. I have set-up my client machine (Mac mini) to mount this share at start-up. The iMovie Events folder simply contains a set of symlinks to the various project folders that I have created on the 'Video' share.

Incidentally, there is a useful Contextual Menu plug-in called 'Make Symlink' which makes the creation of symlinks a breeze in the Finder.

So far I have not come across any significant issues with this arrangement but from a performance angle it probably also helps that I have a Gigabit switch handling the data transfers.

The only thing you need to watch is the owners & permissions of files and folders that are created on the share to ensure that everything is writable from the client side. This could be better managed if I were running OS X Server but I have not got time to delve into that at present!

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