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BL_zoomvp

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RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« on: July 13, 2017, 03:10:36 PM »
Dear iToo-Team,

We 've installed Railclone 3.06 on our workstations as well as on our farm (renderslaves).  :D
The Update-Manager on the worksations works so far.
But how is it for the renderslaves?
I hope I don't have to run the updater for each renderslave manually!?

Do i have to set the Railclone Libary and the Railclone-maps in the installation with "<railclonedir>\lib" & "<railclonedir>\maps" on a networkdrive?
And how to get the maps etc. there? Simply copying from any installation?
Or use the offline Installation in your Updater?

I'm sorry but I'm rather confused of how to use the updater.  :-[

thank you in advance

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 04:23:02 PM »
Hi, please take a look to this document. It describes several ways to update assets in multiple computers: running Update Manager online, offline, unattended and copying the files manually.

Said that, in RailClone the only files required by render nodes are the maps. All other assets are embedded in the scene.
So, you only need to copy the textures (locally or in a shared path), as done normally with Max scenes.

By the way, textures are installed by default here: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Itoo Software\RailClone Pro\maps.

We written the above document as a general guide for Update Manager, because it will be used for all our plugins in the future.
For example, in Forest Pack other files are required in the nodes (as XRef'd libraries), not only maps.

Hope that helps. For any question, please doesn't hesitate to ask.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 04:14:42 PM by iToo »
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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 05:18:35 PM »
Thank you very much.
That helped.  :)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2017, 05:26:28 PM by BL_zoomvp »

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 01:29:42 PM »
carlos, your link does not work

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 01:52:14 PM »
Hi,

I've just updated Carlos' Link - should be working fine now.

Here it is again just in case: https://docs.itoosoft.com/railclone/installation-files/update-manager

I hope that helps.

All the best,

Paul
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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 05:31:03 PM »
Hello,

i'm getting trouble with your document & my RC3 installation...
I can't get the offline install prepared, the window stay grey forever... (cf attached)
It doesnt work even after several fresh installation.

I need it to update my node.

Any idea ?

PS : does copying manually the whole folder "RailClone Pro" from the Appdata/... of the connected to the internet computer, to the Appdata/... of the nodes will work ?

Thx !

JG

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 08:13:05 AM »
There is known issue with the offline installation. Please, get this update which includes the fix.

Assets can be copied manually as well. You can find the procedure and details here.
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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 12:55:46 PM »
Wonderful !

It would be great to archive all RC3 posts into a different category than the main RC Pro one, to find easily all infos about.

Anyway, thanks !!

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 09:28:22 AM »
In addition to this concerning the use of rendernodes:

We have the update manager installed on the different render nodes and is running permanently, so it will find new updates remotely. But as far as I know the updates have to be installed manually on every node by selecting the update button. Am I correct that this is the only way when using the manager? If so: is it possible to implement a checkbox in the settings that will install updates automatically when found for the next update or something?

Or if there is a better way to do this without using remote code or offline packages?

Cheers,
Robin

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 04:46:40 PM »
Hi there,

I'm sorry but Update Manager doesn't work in that way, instead we provide a command line interface for automating tasks. To find and install new updates remotelly you need to use the following command. (You can create your custom bat file and add it to startup or use task scheduer).

In your  case, to autoupdate packages you can use:

UpdateManager.exe install ALL

You can find documentation following this link

Greetings. Pablo :)

« Last Edit: July 26, 2017, 04:50:52 PM by yuv »

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 10:35:19 AM »
I had to google how to do this exactly, but the nodes will now check and install updates automatically on restart.
Everything was already updated, so the final check if it works has to wait.

Thanks anyway.

Ps: so it's not possible to implement this code to the updater itself that can be enabled with a checkbox or something?

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 04:52:12 PM »
Just for anyones reference, I use Emco Remote Installer to run a '*.bat' (basically a *.txt file renamed to .bat) on all our rendernodes & workstations.
In the *.batfile is the following text:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Itoo Software\RailClone Pro\UpdateManager.exe"  -username insertyourownusername -password insertyourownpassword -product rcp install ALL

@ iToo : in the example online by itoo it says -product rcl (for railclone lite) I would change that to rcp ... most people who will do this will be using the pro version I'm sure.

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Re: RC 3.06 - Update Manager - Render slaves
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2017, 08:42:53 AM »
I had to google how to do this exactly, but the nodes will now check and install updates automatically on restart.
Everything was already updated, so the final check if it works has to wait.

Thanks anyway.

Ps: so it's not possible to implement this code to the updater itself that can be enabled with a checkbox or something?

Even if we add a checkbox to install all packages automatically, it will not check for updates periodically if the app is permanently running. It was not designed in that way.
We don't like the idea to have other app running in the desktop, because takes resources, and for some users (including me) it's a bit annoying. There are lot of them already for other software products.

For this reason, we prefer the command line approach. In this way, you can run the app silenty at any time, closing it once is finished.

Carlos Quintero
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