constantin is my friend

this blog entry led me to the light! that was just straightforward, setting up some volumes on the test disk and creating an iscsi disk on my mac! cool man, thanks a lot, that will make my life a lot easier, backing up from my mac to zfs, using all of its nice features.

Here is the procedure in short:

  • Install the iscsi initiator software on the Mac. My version is 3.3.0.43. The installation did not completely finish, but I guess the only glitch was that the restart button did not show up on the final screen. I manually rebooted, all went fine
  • Set up the volume(s) on your OpenSolaris system with zfs create -V and make sure to set the shareiscsi=on property. Here also I had a little hiccup: I had to set this on the parent (daten1/volumes), setting this directly on daten/volumes/test1 did not succeed. But thanks to zfs inheritance this works, too
  • Connect through the globalSAN preference pane to the portal=server (I used the IP adress)
  • This automatically shows the available targets 
  • Connect an create your partition as on a local disk.
  • done!

Now I have at least one new goal:

Have a time machine target for my daughter's MacBook on the net :-)

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