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  • Using apple intel machines on a SAN? MetaSAN and SanMP on one SAN?

    Posted by Francois Stark on October 4, 2006 at 9:13 am


    Anybody using apple’s intel machine on a SAN yet? In a mixed SAN with Apple G5’s? Which fibre HBA’s are best for G5 PCI-X; G5 PCI-Express and Intel PCI-Express?

    Also – If I want to migrate my SAN from a volume based (SanMP) to a file-based (MetaSAN) system, will I be able to use them together? As is – use some volumes with SanMP and other with MetaSAN?


    Ben Cheng replied 16 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Francois Stark

    October 15, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    So Bernard from TigerTechnology sent me a demo version of MetaSAN. I installed it today with sanMP and they seem to co-exist quite nicely. I added two Metasan drives to four systems on our seven seat SanMP system, and they seem to work well.

    Doing further tests over the next month.


  • Bart Harrison

    October 15, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    That’s good to hear, Francois. Please keep us informed.


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  • Francois Stark

    October 17, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    Ok, so this is the first time we are running a file level SAN. Up to now, we stored projects locally, on a second drive in the mac, with the FCP archive set to the media drives. We would mount job directories through the LAN.

    How do you store and share FCP project files on a typical file level SAN liek XSan or MetaSAN?


  • Ben Cheng

    October 18, 2006 at 8:02 am

    Hi Francois,

    If you refer to the Xsan forum, there’s a thread discussing about the FCP project file workflow.
    Generally, FCP does not like multiply users working on the same project file.

    The original project file is on the SAN, the user will open it & save a copy to a local disk.
    The user will then work on the local copy.
    At the end of the day, the user will copy his version back into the SAN.

    Ben Cheng
    The Media Village

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