new beta of globalsan iscsi initiator for macos

I followed the example of Constantin and set up Time Machine + iscsi backups from a Mac Mini running Snow Leopard to a zvol on our home opensolaris server.  We had quite a few stability problems -- mostly hangs and laggy behavior relating to suspend/resume/sleep on the mac -- which I described in a post on the SNS forums.

Fortunately they appear to be fixed by the newest beta, 4.0.0.204_BETA, of the globalsan iscsi initiator; if you've tried this out and it didn't work for you, try the newer code..


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Thanks for the report. I tried this earlier but gave up due to the hangs. Will definitely try it again. Do you know if Time Machine will gracefully handle the case where the OpenSolaris server is down?

Posted by Peter Schow on January 14, 2010 at 03:43 AM EST #

I haven't tried that since upgrading to 204; but in the past it seems to cope with forced ejects (complains about it of course).

And you can always turn it off and "eject" the iscsi disk during a scheduled outage.

Posted by William Sommerfeld on January 14, 2010 at 08:05 AM EST #

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