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Software Updater Cache

Update 6 for Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress 6.0.01 added a software update caching feature. Any updates or Additional Software (such as HTM printer drivers) installed after Update 6, are stored in a ‘cache’ folder within the software installation … Continue reading

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Using an SSD with a Cluster Node

Working Paths are the folders used by Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress Servers and Cluster Nodes to store and process jobs. Cluster Nodes use the following working path folders:- Spool – the folder to which jobs sent from the main … Continue reading

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Job Statistics & the Serendipity Web API

The Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip/ Veripress 6.0+ server can be configured to collect printed job statistics in an internal sqlite database file. Collected job statistics can be accessed in two different ways: The sqlite database file can be accessed directly. … Continue reading

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Serendipity Updater – Additional Software downloads

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress (6.0+) features enhanced Serendipity Updater functionality and the ability to download software components and printer screening / HTM drivers directly from Serendipity Software. The first time the Blackmagic/Megarip/Veripress server is run, it runs a … Continue reading

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Client and Server Backup / Restore

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress 6.0+ include Client and Server Backup/Restore functions in addition to standard database backup. The Serendipity Client and Server applications are able to be completely backed-up via Help menu options. Used in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Jobticket

Jobticket is a new database item added to the Workbench database in Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 6.0. Existing users upgrading to v6.0 should also refer to the Pagesetup changes in version 6.0 knowledge base article. Jobtickets consist of … Continue reading

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Installing the Dongle Driver on Mac OS X 10.9.x and above

Serendipity Blackmagic, Megarip and Veripress were affected by a Sentinel dongle driver error that caused an operating system crash when attempting to run the Server on Mac OS X 10.9 and above. A new Mac OS X 10.9+ compatible dongle … Continue reading

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Crash Logs on Mac OS X

If you are running Serendipity Blackmagic/Megarip/Veripress Server or Client on Mac OS X and either of them crash, then it is very useful to get the crash log from the Mac for the application that had the problem. This can … Continue reading

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Running Serendipity Blackmagic/Megarip/Veripress as a Windows background service

In some cases, system administrators may wish to run the Serendipity Blackmagic/Megarip/Veripress Server as background service on Windows. This may be for security reasons or to prevent accidental shutdown of the server by users. The Windows Task Scheduler is used to … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Lion / Mountain Lion excessive Dock CPU usage

Some users running on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x or Mountain Lion 10.8.x may encounter an operating system “spinning beach ball” hang lasting several minutes when deleting 1000+ jobs from the Queuemanager. During this time the Dock will be unresponsive … Continue reading

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