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Best way to sync folders on a Synology NAS with Frame.IO

April 30, 2020 at 3:39pm

Best way to sync folders on a Synology NAS with Frame.IO

April 30, 2020 at 3:39pm
I'm looking for the most efficient way to have our Synology server upload to Frame.IO - basically like how the MacOS watch folders work (without using MacOS).

April 30, 2020 at 11:05pm
Heya , that's a great question! To answer you with another question -- are you looking for advice on building something that can run on a Synology NAS, or looking for something out of the box? Especially if you have one of the newer Synologies (I have battle scars from fights with one of the old ARM models...), this shouldn't be too tough to solve.

May 1, 2020 at 1:02pm
We have a file server - RS3617xs+ . I ideally to have a way to watch certain folders for updates (basically a dailies folder for internal reviews). I like the idea that what ever gets updated in this folder (creating folders AND saving images/video) gets sync'd to Frame.IO for collaboration discussions. Does that make sense?
We'd really need something out of box as we have no development resources in house sadly

May 1, 2020 at 9:10pm
Sounds very doable! If you're interested, I could probably make that happen for you. PM me or send an email to [email protected] and we can talk more.

June 3, 2020 at 1:32am
Hey there, I have a similar inquiry involving synchronization with Synology devices, but custom integration/development challenges are welcome! Hopefully the beginning to a fun project. Any thoughts on this ?

June 3, 2020 at 12:16pm
Heya , thanks for reaching out! Love a fun project. :)
Can you describe a bit about your ideal outcome? For example, are you thinking uploader/downloader, watch folders, full sync...?
Likewise for projects - hopefully we can have some fun with this (I have lots of ideas for the future).
The ideal outcome would be to have specific folders (or shares) on Synology NAS with two-way sync to a Frame.io project. Ingesting media in-house or remotely would have data appear synched on both systems. Remote workers can push/pull media from Frame.io to work (using transfer/watchfolders, etc.), or in-house can utilize the internal NAS for immediate, high-speed access to media (highest quality scenario would be for digital cinema applications, just to give you an idea). Ultimately the goal would then be to "archive" the project on Frame.io (storing in-house for some lifecycle before removing from internal systems).
Eventually I would like to incorporate integrations for programs like Kyno (which you already have) and other media asset managers/media transfer programs for better metadata, logging, archival features.
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Also curious about watch folders for Windows platform...
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This open source project looks like it has a decent download library for getting files out of the NAS: https://github.com/N4S4/synology-api
Anyone else find this resource and try developing against it yet?

June 4, 2020 at 12:28am
great find! Might give it a shot...
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July 29, 2020 at 5:44pm
For anyone who comes back to this thread: check out the app created by who commented above: Open source sync app for Linux/Mac/Synology
We were delighted to see Max's contribution, its easy to use and works great!
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April 30, 2021 at 11:45am
A plex software can work here. I am using one on Windows, but I am sure that it also can work on macOS. Just try to speak with a specialist in this field, I am sure that he can help you with your problem. By the way, in case you decide to buy a Nas device, I can leave you the link from where I purchased mine. There it is https://prizedreviews.com/best-nas-for-plex/. Just check out the website. Hope you will find my message helpful. In case you have more questions, feel free to text me. I will help you with what I can.
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May 14, 2021 at 9:34pm
Are you suggesting Plex in place of Frame.io? Plex doesn't support any kind of share link, review + approval workflows, etc.