We’re just got setup with AWS and are testing for overflow, and we have come against an issue that a custom sanity check at submission (3dsmax, Vray) would help prevent.
So it seems that if you have a project drive W:\ and a texture drive T:, the AWS machines seem to be able to only have one mapped drive recreated in the cloud to use, so for now we’re making sure all assets for the render to work on the same drive, BUT - we will forget, and i a rush it would be a right pain. Whether this can be changed or fixed is a side issue - but I’d love to here from someone if they can replicate all mapped drives and put the assets in the cloud in the matching places.
So a custom sanity check would be to check for any assets that are not on a specific single drive letter, ie W:. It doesnt have to tell you the file names, or the number of files though that would be great, but it means the artist submitting the job will at least get a warning to check themselves before spending money and it be missing asssets, or error in Deadline.
Sounds like it would be possible, but I have no idea!!