I have been using asset server for about a year now on multiple projects and I've had no problems with it once it's setup but setting up a new project seems to be more luck than judgement. Yesterday I needed to switch main PCs so that the new PC could act as the server. To cut a long story short I have had nothing but nightmares with Asset Server either completely corrupting the project or at best seemingly deleting every file in the project apart from the settings files. I have a PC acting as the server and a mac which is a client accessing this, all my files are eventually stored on Dropbox. (this has been no problem for me in the past). This morning I detached both my mac and PC from Asset server (removed the project) and I could load and run the data fine on both systems (without asset control)...but the minute I created a new project from this data on my pc ALL the project data is deleted and even if I revert it to the initial history version all data is gone..when I boot up the mac and connect all the data is gone too.
Oh joy at the marvelous world of version control which makes my life so much easier.
I'm not sure how the hell I managed to setup this project without any problems when I had my old PC....luck?