Using Multi-Filespace Connect in the LucidLink Desktop Application

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As of client version 2.5.5127, an entirely new LucidLink Desktop Application now supports connecting to as many as three different filespaces at the same time.

This functionality provides you with the ability to seamlessly interact with different Filespaces without the need to disconnect from one Filespace just to connect to another.

The new LucidLink Desktop Client also features a complete redesign featuring a fresh look and a unified interface that consolidates numerous LucidLink functions into a singular user experience. The most current version of our LucidLink Desktop Client can be downloaded here:

Connecting to more than one Filespace is easy. Launching the LucidLink Desktop Application will take you to the LucidLink application home screen; if this is your first time connecting to a Filespace, you will see the following screen:



Enter the Filespace name as well as your user credentials. After connecting to your Filespace, the desktop client will show more detail about the Filespace, such as the connection status, cloud provider, file system size, and used storage size. From this same interface, you can also mount your Snapshots or open the Control Panel of the selected Filespace to change any settings related to it.

From this screen, you can also contact our Support Team or upload a diagnostic report for more detailed troubleshooting cases.




Connecting to Additional Filespaces 

If you want to connect to another Filespace, you can simply press the "+ Connect to another Filespace" button that lives in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. This will guide you through the process of authenticating to another Filespace. Once you've successfully completed the process, another Filespace will appear in the list of Filespaces located on the left side.




As you click through the different Filespaces listed on the left, you will notice that doing so reveals unique information about each Filespace on the right.

Note: The LucidLink Desktop Application supports connecting to up to three Filespaces simultaneously. Attempting to connect to a fourth will result in a message advising you to disconnect from at least one of the currently connected Filespaces.

Disconnecting a Filespace

To disconnect from a specific Filespace, simply hover over the Filespace name within the list of Filespaces located on the left. An orange "Disconnect" button will appear, which will allow you to safely disconnect. 




Once you've successfully disconnected, you will notice that the Filespace indicator (located on the left-hand side of the Filespace name) has changed from green to gray.

This indicator gives you an easy way to see which Filespaces you are currently connected to, and to which Filespaces you've connected to in the past. More information about the differing states of these indicators can be found later in this article.



Connecting to a Filespace from the Filespace List

To reconnect to a Filespace from which you’ve previously disconnected, locate the Filespace name within the Filespace list on the left of the desktop client. When hovering over the Filespace name, a new green “Connect” button will appear. Clicking on "Connect" will either prompt you to enter your credentials, or, if you have previously entered and saved your credentials in the past, the Filespace will Connect automatically.




Filespace Indicator States

The indicator icon found to the left of each Filespace name is designed to show what the state of the Filespace is. Those states are:


green-folder-indicator.png Green folder (active): connected to the Filespace

indicator-inactive.png Gray Circle (inactive): disconnected from the Filespace

warning-indicator.png Orange exclamation mark (warning): the internet connection to this Filespace's object storage is neither excellent nor good ("excellent" and "good" being the other types of connection status)

error-indicator.png Red exclamation mark (error): an error occurred when attempting to connect to the Filespace

spinner-indicator.png Spinner symbol (loading): the LucidLink application is currently connecting to the Filespace

In addition, when hovering over a disconnected Filespace in the list, an “X” button will appear in place of the status indicator. Once you see the "X" you can click on the "X" to remove the Filespace from the list entirely:




Multi-Filespace Connect Overview

The video below provides a basic overview of the Multi-Filespace Connect feature. 



Working with Multiple Filespaces within the LucidLink Terminal (CLI)

If you want to interact with the Lucid daemon within the LucidLink Terminal with multiple Filespaces connected, you need to make sure you provide a name or instance ID so that the command is properly handled. For example, if you are connected to filespace1.mycompany and filespace2.mycompany, you can reference each of them like this:


lucid --name filespace1.mycompany status
lucid --name filespace2.mycompany status

or using the Filespace ID:

lucid --id 501 status
lucid --id 502 status

You can check all active Filespaces by executing the following command:

lucid list
If you are connected to a single Filespace, you do not need to explicitly reference it with the --name argument.


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