A workable file/image sharing infrastructure for local networks (small teams)
Small teams working in local networks share tons of files with each others.
Its always a pain to use Bridge to find the files, tags, previews, comments, ratings and everything else that makes Bridge such a good thing.
The usual trick is to have local cache (in each folder), but then everyone on the team has to re-search the shared folders manually and frequently, to discover updated files, tags, ratings, etc.
Sometimes its slow, other times the files are locked, other times the sharer clears its cache.
It can become painful when the volume of assets at play goes over 4TB of data. We have tried CC cloud, but this volume of data makes it unusable.
Maybe the metadata could be stored on cloud, but the assets accessible on the shared local network?
Each user of Bridge could have its own local folders, and special "Group folders" where they could collaborate, and each local system could be updated/synced with all the metadata, file preview and stored location.
This way, many files can still be on the local network, but the accessibility to them could be synced across the team members easily. This would mean they could search their local Bridge instance and get back all assets from the team easily.
I have my fingers crossed :)
Mike C commented
Previously you could save the cache to the images folders, but this appears to have been removed from Bridge 2019. It was something of a workaround to this problem, but a real solution for teams would be great.