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Dukytony

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Network processing server licence
« on: September 03, 2022, 07:35:26 PM »
Hello,

Quick question: the manual says running a metashape server does not require a metashape licence. How do you start a server without metashape installed? Or does it mean you can start a server with the trial edition?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Network processing server licence
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2022, 08:09:19 PM »
You do a full Metashape Pro install, but when you run the installed executable with the --server flag it doesn't check for a license.

After previously running the server on Windows, I recently set up a headless Linux VM to run our server. The process worked fine, the only thing that was a little annoying about not having a minimal 'server' installer was the need to install a bunch of GUI libraries on a machine that will never have a graphics display or do any processing. All in all it was pretty easy to get setup though and has been working well.
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Re: Network processing server licence
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2022, 10:58:03 PM »
We are thinking about building a small processing network using 3-4  windows gaming laptops,an ethernet switch and a NAS for speeding up processing time of big uas orthos.

I wonder how faster it will be compared to running every tasks on one laptop.

We wont probably be able to use one laptop just to run the server.

Is there a way to select wich tasks the server/node will process to avoid unstability or crashes?

Thanks a lot!