Looking for some input.
I am thinking of setting up two PDM Vaults.
The first would be used by myself editing the files.
Back it up daily and restore to second vault.
This would be used by the viewing users.
Anyone doing something like this?
A possible solution that should alleviate having to maintain a second (duplicate) vault would be to simply ensure selected users have read only access. This could be accomplished with the VaultAdmin settings:
Be aware you can only have one vault on a server.
It's not a horrible idea, but it does sound like a lot of work-backing up the vault, restoring it, rebuilding the catalog every day. Why don't you just put the vault on the server?
Thanks for the reply
The reason for considering two vaults is as follows.
This is currently a one person doing design, modifying files environment.
Design work is done while at multiple locations work, home, customer,etc.
View files would be nice for the production side at all times.
If the vault is on the laptop I use for design work then the vault is not available to production when I am remote.
If the vault is on a server then I don't have access when I am remote.
I am expected to deliver modified drawings and models with in hours quite often.
The cost of EPDM is not an option for our small company.
I started with a vault on the laptop, created and moved it to a server, moved it back to the laptop and installed a backup software to backup the laptop vault to a network drive daily. Yes it stops and starts the vault as a part of this process.
Have not had time to setup the restore to the server vault yet or check that the files don't have a problem.
Under a setup like this then production is only a day or so behind on current files and that is acceptable.
My concern is that the take ownership if a file needs to be edited is not show to a production person and an old version might get printed before I could get the updated file placed on the server vault.
Retrieving data ...