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SAN Fusion

Version 1.5.5

Easily connect Avid Media Composer to an Xsan volume.

SAN Fusion overview

SAN Fusion is an easy and cost-effective solution that allows you to use Avid Media Composer with your existing Xsan infrastructure.

By using an existing Xsan volume as a backing-store for SAN Fusion's virtualized workspaces, editors can experience authentic Unity-style bin sharing and locking from within Media Composer 5.5.3 or later. Unlike other solutions that purport to make Avid work with Xsan, SAN Fusion is a client-side application with no additional server or minimum number of seats to buy.

SAN Fusion clients mount and unmount workspaces on demand through our intuitive GUI to provide Media Composer a real-time translation layer between it and Apple's Xsan filesystem. The end result is the best of both worlds: Avid's first class bin and media sharing combined with Apple's storage-agnostic low (or no) cost cluster filesystem.

Note: Price available by phone or email. Visit the trial page for more information.

What’s new in version 1.5.5

Updated on Jan 12 2017

Version 1.5.5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later

Application UI
  • Updated Sparkle software update framework to v1.15.1
  • Added support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Dropped support for OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion
  • Package installer now prompts user to restart after a successful installation
  • Minor cosmetic changes
  • Minor optimizations and code cleanup
File System
  • Added support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Dropped support for OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion
  • New internal rate limiter that can be called as a custom mount option using static configuration files introduced in v1.5.3
File System Driver (3.4.1 -> 3.5.4)
  • Fix bug in FUSE kernel extension that can trigger a kernel panic
  • Fix rare file system deadlock when mounting a FUSE volume
  • Fall back to the setattr_x() callback if the file system does not implement the fsetattr_x() callback.
  • Fix volume icon support on macOS 10.12
  • Fix error when building the kernel extension loader with legacy SDKs
  • Fix generation of BridgeSupport files for Objective-C FUSE framework on Mac OS X 10.6. Addresses osxfuse/osxfuse#321.
  • Fix an interrupt handling issue on macOS 10.12 that can trigger file system hangs. See https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/issues/314 for more details.
  • Fix mount option handling in the FUSE mount helper. Due to this bug some mount options have not been passed to the FUSE kernel extension in version 3.5.1.
  • Improve macOS 10.12 support by creating nonexistent mount points
  • Deprecate non-portable libfuse functions
  • Revise mount status detection in Objective-C FUSE framework to remove dependency on the deprecated function fuse_device_fd_np()
  • Pass open flags to Objective-C FUSE framework based file systems
  • Add support for querying file system operation context information for Objective-C FUSE framework based file systems
  • Update libfuse from version 2.9.6 to 2.9.7
  • Fix ".." path handling for delete lookups
  • Lock parent directory when removing entry
  • Remove obsolete task working set cache handling
  • Ignore vnode name cache hits when creating a file
  • Always set O_EXCL for FUSE_CREATE requests
  • Add mount-time option excl_create
  • Fix mount-time option parsing
  • Don’t kill the file system on short reads
  • Remove callbacks for interrupted tickets
  • Minor optimizations and code cleanup
Known Issues
  • Issue: SAN Fusion’s sfgather command is not 100% compatible with Apple’s new Unified Logging API introduced in macOS Sierra 10.12.
  • Workaround: If you experience an issue while running SAN Fusion on macOS Sierra, a technician may instruct you to manually collect support information as opposed to running the sfgather command or using the Collect Support Information option in the Help menu.





6.6 MB

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App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
  • Xsan 3 or later, StorNext 4.2.1 or later, or NFSv3
  • Media Composer 7.0.4 or later (including version 8.6)
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