Revit 2013 Host Server , One Project, Two Cities, using Matrix Sharing
02-12-2013 09:34 AM
Hi, AutoDesk, We are setting up Revit 2013 Servers , in 2 cities, NY and Boston.
for a Single Project.
Since multiple server roles Are allowed, does the lack of Mirroring support, indeed prevent two servers from hosting the same single project ?
“Each host is independent of every other, and there is no mirroring or replication between host servers”. “Some users believe that these host servers function as mirrors to each other, such that ... a model stored on one host would be transparently mirrored to another, ...However this is not the case”.
2. In a Host Server – Accelerator Server setup, in two different cities, when the city-to-city Internet connection is lost, what remains of the model on the Accelerator server side ? How much of the project / model is accessible ? 100 % ? and How long is it available ?
In order to allow multiple host servers, each project on the Revit Server Network is assigned a unique GUID. You could take a single project, and save it to two host servers, but resulting projects would have different GUIDs and would not synchronize changes. More information on this is available from the following link: Revit Server 2013 Reference
(At present, Revit Server requires a single location to store the project permission data so that two users cannot get ownership of the same element at the same time.)
Note: If you have the bulk of the users working on a particular project in one office, then it would make sense to store the project on the nearest Revit Server. However, if as the project develops, most of the users are working on the project from a remote location, the project can be moved (through the Revit Server Administrator) to another host server.