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    Quote Originally Posted by LMStone View Post
    Much cheaper than a pair of Clarions doing SAN replication!
    Even more so now EMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Even more so now EMC
    But to be fair, the latest EMC Clarions can do iSCSI AND 4GB FC at the same time, so for environments with existing FC infrastructure, they are a great, highly cost-effective way to consolidate storage without having to abandon existing investments.

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    BOT: How is the load on your server Mark ? Just seen a few posts about this problem, and load was one of the considerations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    BOT: How is the load on your server Mark ? Just seen a few posts about this problem, and load was one of the considerations.
    Load when doing backups is pretty low on this Zimbra server. Top reports a load of under 2.0. The server is a current HP DL-360 with 15K U320 SCSI RAID1 drives, 2 x 3GHz Xeons and 6GB RAM.

    Load on the Buffalo should be low as well; we have other Buffalos where 10 boxes are hammering the Buffalo simultaneously. Only this Zimbra box talks to this Buffalo during backups. No other boxes even have a share mounted on the Buffalo (yet) either.

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    Hmmm, we did have a similar problem here (non ZCS related) and it was fixed by adding
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    level2oplocks = True
    oplocks = True
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    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Hmmm, we did have a similar problem here (non ZCS related) and it was fixed by adding
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    to smb.conf.
    Yes, that would help, but we don't have root access to the Buffalo box; even though it runs Linux, it's an appliance with web-only configuration access.

    We may try doing the backups synchronously, but need to re-read the Zimbra Admin manual on this...

    Thanks!
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    For cheap storage thats smart have a look at open-e.com I use a few of these where I don't need to go to a fibre san setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langs View Post
    For cheap storage thats smart have a look at open-e.com
    Or OpenFiler, even cheaper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMStone View Post
    Yes, that would help, but we don't have root access to the Buffalo box; even though it runs Linux, it's an appliance with web-only configuration access.
    I don't know if it fits your version of the LS, but your might give this a try : The Buffalo NAS hacking Forums • View topic - Installing Firefly on the LS Live/Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    Or OpenFiler, even cheaper...
    Not to steal the thread, but are you using OpenFiler? How are you finding it to be? Are you using it for production storage or just backup?

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