DIVA Administration

How to manage your system and keep it running smoothly.

Advanced glossary

DIVA drive
A drive which is hosted and managed by DIVA. The files on a DIVA drive are stored on a node. There are three types of DIVA drive: Basic, Avid Media, and Avid Projects.
DIVA volume
A volume which has been assigned to a license pool.
Drive
The drives created for use in DIVA are where you save and work with your files. Drives are mounted by users to their desktop computers using DIVA Client.
Event
An event is a record that something of note has occurred in the system.
External drive
A drive which is hosted external of the DIVA system, such as an FTP server on the internet, or a file share on a non-DIVA server on the network.
Job
A job is a background process that is initiated by a user action that is automatically queued and run. For example, an action may be to create a new drive on a node, or assign a user account access to a drive.
License
Your DIVA license determines how much drive space you can use.
License pool
There are two pools to a DIVA License, an Avid Pool and a Basic Pool. Volumes are assigned to a pool of a specific type, allowing different kinds of drives to be created on the volume.
Node
A node consists of one or more volumes. A computer or server that contains one or more storage device, is an example of a node.
Password
A password that is unique to each user account.
Server
The server is the computer running the DIVA Server and Fusion applications.
User
A user is a person who has been set up with a user account to use DIVA. Each user has a unique username. Each users ability to perform tasks and access drives is restricted by the user account.
Username
A code that is unique to each user of DIVA.
Volume
A hard disk (storage device) is an example of a volume. If a volume is assigned to a DIVA License, the volume is known as a DIVA Volume.
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