You should connect to one iscsi target only from one OS Installation. iScsi is like a lokal Dis (via Sata, PATA, SCSI or USB) the only difference is that "the SCSI Commands are transmitted over a Network cable".
I'm considering to purchase a 5200Pro an have a Question about the iSCSI feature: I want to use a Mac Mini with Linux as Server and the 5200Pro File Storage. The Mac mini will connect with iSCSI to the Thecus Box, and will share the files to other computers via samba etc. ... (This is because of other services on the "mac Mini Server" that cannot run on the Thecus box)
My Question: When I expand the Raid on the 5200Pro (for example I've four 1TB Disks and add a fifth). Can I expand the iSCSI Target as well without recreating it? So after adding an additional Disk, I would like to be able to grow the Filesystem on the iSCSI Target with the Mac Mini without loosing my data.
I am running version 2.00.4 5 1TB hitachi disks 7K1000.
30 people are using it.
non I did trie it, but it was to slow. SMB is much faster.
I have the following remarks to make:
1. I removed most of ACL features and put nearly all folders as public, because once upon a time during the day the user can not acces its folder. I did not mention i am using active directory, and it imported well the users so.
2. when someone deletes a file, it does not disappear immediately, the file still remains there for a while especially if it is in a subdirectory. Sometimes deleting a file causes an error if it is in a subfolder which is mapped directly, while if you map it to
3. when someone creates a folder it does the same thing, it takes a while to appear.
Yes, I'm using iSCSI - as much of my space as possible is allocated as iSCSI. Its a pity you have to setup some space (1%) as data before you can create iSCSI target with the rest. Its a waste of ~27GB of space which I will never access!
I have 5 x 750GB WD drives and these give me 2758GB on the iSCSI target - connected to Win 2008 server with crossover cable on dedicated lan port. Just a word of advice - the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator only allows for 2TB iSCSI targets as max, It just doesn't allow you to cnnect larger iSCSI volumes, so I downloaded the Starwind StartPort software which provides iSCSI amongst other disk support, working fine with iSCSI targets over 2TB.
Anyone got 5 x 2TB disks working in the 5200b Pro yet?
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2010 5:19:06 GMT 7 by pjamedia
on dedicated lan port. Just a word of advice - the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator only allows for 2TB iSCSI targets as max
Not quite. I have a 4TB iSCSI target that I'm connecting to using the Microsoft iSCSI initiator and I'm running XP.
To do this you need to increase the iSCSI block size from 512 to 4096 bytes. As a side effect you also get an increase in performance. However, I believe this is only possible in the (now pulled) 2.01.xx line of firmware.