Control Panel overview

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LucidLink allows you to manage many settings such as the location where your Filespace is mounted, adjust cache size, and many more.  To open the control panel, click on the third tab icon and open the control panel.


Each setting option within the control panel is accompanied by an information tooltip to provide guidance and a detailed explanation of the setting's function.

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Please reach out to LucidLink Support for guidance and make changes carefully as the performance of your Filespace or network could be affected by incorrectly set parameters.

First we'll cover Mount Points.  The Mount Point is how the Filespace volume is presented to each user's operating system.  It is usually best for all users to use the same mount point for each OS as this ensures file path consistency.  Most users will never need to change this setting, but if you do for instance want your Filespace to mount as a different mount point, you can make that change here.

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Root Point is the point in the Filespace directory that you mount as your root level.  Again in most instances the default is the best.  If you do wish to change the root point that can be done using this control.


Changing the cache size allows you to allocate more local cache on your system.  Depending on the work you are doing, this may be beneficial.  Learn more in our dedicated cache articles.


Maximum upload and download rates can be set using this setting.  Generally speaking it is best to keep it set to unlimited to enable use of as much bandwidth as possible, but if you want to prevent your system from using all available bandwidth, you may adjust these settings.


Each block of data uploaded into LucidLink is individually compressed and encrypted.  If compressible, lossless compression is applied to help reduce the amount of used storage in your Filespace.  This compression does use some CPU, and you have the option of turning off compression using these controls.


By default each connected client uses up to 64 parallel connections up and down.  For most users these default settings will be best.  Only users with very high speed / low latency connections should consider increasing the number of connections, and conversely users on lower speed, high latency connections may want to decrease the number of connections.


Update notifications prompt users to update their software when updates are available.  If you prefer, this setting can be turned off.


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