Sync lets you synchronize files between your local Mac and Postlab Drive, without leaving Postlab. Sync is especially useful when your workflow requires syncing files from shared storage – such as an Avid NEXIS – to Postlab Drive.
In Postlab, go to
Preferences > Syncand click
➕to add a Sync job.
Give your Sync job a helpful
Name, then make sure it's
SOURCE, then select the folder from where your files will sync.
TARGET, then select the folder to where your files will sync.
Next, decide if the sync should be
Bi-directional. Click the
<>) to change the sync type.
One-wayjobs sync the contents of the
TARGET. By default, all new Sync jobs are
Bi-Directionaljobs, files on the
SOURCEsync to the
TARGET, and vice versa.
When setting up a
Bi-directional syncbetween multiple Team Members, if there's a lot of data involved, it's best practice to push all data to Drive using a
If multiple Team Members do an initial upload to Drive at the same time, don't upload into the same folder to prevent sync conflicts. Instead, have each Team Member upload their files into a subfolder, then appoint someone on your Team to consolidate those into a single folder. Once the initial upload to Drive is complete and someone consolidates those subfolders into one folder, change the Sync job(s) to
Fine-tune your job with these sync-specific options:
Sync Job Type
If the files to sync consist primarily of smaller files (e.g.
Files that are deleted on the
Files replaced on the
A comma-separated list of folders or files Sync will ignore. The default values are
It's good practice to set up separate Sync jobs for mutable (projects, bins) and immutable files (media, assets). That way, syncing media doesn't hold up tiny changes to bins.
To perform your sync, make sure the
TARGETvolumes are connected and available.
Next, make sure your job is Enabled ☑️ then click
ONand Sync is now fully operational.
Once you enable Sync or launch Postlab with Sync enabled, it will attempt a sync cycle every 60 seconds. (A sync cycle occurs when Sync attempts to execute any Enabled ☑️ jobs.)
To modify an existing Sync job, toggle Drive Sync from
OFF, double-click a job in the list, then change the job settings.
Toggle Drive Sync from
OFF, select a job in the list, then click
Sharing files from your on-premise shared storage can be tricky and traditionally slow.
With Sync, you can keep those files in your on-premise shared storage and sync them to Drive. Once the files are on Drive, you can either use Drive as your shared storage in the cloud or set up another Sync job for each Team Member to sync those files from Drive to a local volume.
If a job reports a grey ⚪️ status, it’s disabled and needs to be Enabled ☑️.
If a job’s
TARGETbecomes unavailable, Sync will list that job with a red 🔴 status and exclude it from the next sync cycle until both the
TARGETis rendered unavailable when the folder or volume used in a Sync job is renamed or disconnected from your Mac.
Make sure the
TARGETvolume(s) are connected, mounted, and named as expected in the Sync job. Once they’re available, the job will report a green 🟢 status and Sync will execute it on the next sync cycle.
-ARCHIVE-back into the
Ignore files or folders matching...list, separating it from the other entries with a comma. You can also copy/paste the default values for
Ignore files or folders matching...from here:
.Trashes, .TemporaryItems, -ARCHIVE-, Render Files, *.lck.