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what would you peeps say is best practice, I need to push and pull copies from os x server, would sharing the folder using ACL's affect the working of those files under FMS?

Or what is a better way?

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Slow down there, monkeyboy. What's the purpose of moving files around (as opposed to accessing hosted files)? And what the heck is an ACL?

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ACL (Access Control List) it overwrites poisix permission when sharing files or sharepoints in OS X Server.

Basically I can add a group of people to an ACL and say "Let this group read/write" to this sharepoint.

I pull down backups of a file in order to clone it off for a new client or solution.

Unfortunately my boss at work likes to take a copy of the file offsite with him to do some ahem "Developing" (lol) then he will say use this file from now on becuase my changes are soo much more significant to out solution (slight sarcasm).

But the backups are important a couple of developers regularly need to pull down a backup off the server to their local machines etc etc.

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Though I don't like the idea of using File Sharing on the host machine at all, I suppose if it's a small deployment (not too many clients) it might be okay. BUT you should definitely not allow shared access to the hosted database folder, as this can lead to corruption.

Anyway, I don't think I've seen a "best practice" discussion or article about multi-developer access and updating, which seems to be at the heart of your question. I suppose I could think up some ideas, but it would probably be useful to hear from some that have worked in this environment.

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Do not use ACL's or Folder level permissions to move files in this fashion. You do not want to enable sharing on the machine. Use some sort of utility such as TimBukTu.

Steven

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