5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2005 6:58 PM by Roger Smith3
Roger Smith3 Level 6 Level 6 (13,475 points)
I'm trying to get a SpectraLogic 12K library to work on an XSAN with FlashNet software running on an XServe with 10.4.2. Getting the software to see the (brand new) library isn't going well. Has anybody gotten this, or something similar to work?

Roger
  • 1. RE: FlashNet & SpectraLogic Gator on XSAN
    Roger Smith3 Level 6 Level 6 (13,475 points)
    I may finally get this running. The problem with the SpectraLogic 12K turned out to be some really funky stuff with their handling of WWNs, and their software's apparent inability to see 2 fiber interfaces on one QIP (controller). Right now, I have 2 QIPs in the box and the 2 port B's hooked up and it seems to communicate. I signed off on the bill today.

    FlashNet apparently can't handle ACFS. My backups from SAN volumes have failed with read and write errors. I did 3 backups totaling ~130GB from the root drive today, and they went fine. Actually, they flew! AIT2 tapes with AIT3 machines getting 19+MB/s. Tomorrow, change things to DAS.

    Maybe I'll even be able to get this running before the service contract expires!

    Roger
  • 2. RE: FlashNet & SpectraLogic Gator on XSAN
    Richie Murray Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Roger,
    I had problems using FlashNet in an XSAN environment at one of my customers. So we installed NetVault from BakBone and we are able to backup and restore files from the XSAN volume with no issue.

    Richie
  • 3. RE: FlashNet & SpectraLogic Gator on XSAN
    Roger Smith3 Level 6 Level 6 (13,475 points)
    Rich,

    Thanks for the reply. I ended up dropping the SAN and going direct-attached. Interestingly, FlashNet was having trouble with the AppleDouble files, the other files were okay. I've been archiving with FlashNet since 2001 and FlashNet is more important than SAN.

    The XSAN still has one butt-biter for me, though, I've lost serialnumberd and I believe that it was the deinstall of XSAN that took it.

    Thanks again!

    Roger
  • 4. RE: FlashNet & SpectraLogic Gator on XSAN
    Richie Murray Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    FlashNet is a solid program and works well provided it is used in the proper environment. I work with the guys that write the FlashNet code and support for the XSAN enviroment outside a Xinet workflow is not going to be supported in the short term.

    Richie
  • 5. RE: FlashNet & SpectraLogic Gator on XSAN
    Roger Smith3 Level 6 Level 6 (13,475 points)
    Actually, I disagree. I think that the FlashNet port is pretty poor (v5.7.07). I had to change my workflow around as I migrated to OSX because tpcp doesn't work, I keep getting shared memory errors if too many people have FN windows open, their distributor program isn't right and now I'm getting a number of files not being written out (error W030) on restores from AIT2 tapes that were archived a couple of months ago!

    They're killing me fairly quickly.

    Roger