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    Problem with ZFS

    dear all zfs users. although zfs is unsupported by Retrospect, i've found a way to successfully back up volumes by alternate means. so, one first sets a new mountpoint, say /mnt, which is then set to be Shared in System Prefs/Sharing (i use SMB), but AFS should work as well after <zpool import ZpoolNew> (or whatever the name of your zpool is), run <zfs set mountpoint=/mnt ZpoolNew> bringing up Retrospect, one can now see /mnt if you browse your boot drive, and one may backup and copy from it. George
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    Problem with ZFS

    dear Robin or other support folks, as long-time Retrospect users, we've have long managed our smaller deep archives successfully with Retrospect to various LTO, originally LTO4, and now LTO6 i'm hoping to get some indication of whether Retrospect will be putting OpenZFS on your hit-list. it's ideal for our planned near-line application. we've just tested 1.2.7 and it's definitely past early alphas, although it's not been fully vetted yet. our challenge is this: as a very-large archive media producer–our large single-archives run to 8TB for a full opera production. our media server is Solaris 11.1 running on a Supermicro system with planned expansion to 48 drives, for at least a 100TB capability if not more. moving data reliably and quickly by any means other than a fast network (which we don't have yet, still stuck with 1gb ethernet) is not possible at the moment. there's no Retrospect for Solaris (although i suppose that's a question as well). so our online, near-line and archive methodologies are out of sync, and we're currently sneaker-netting a drive at a time. it would be great to arrange storage in 8-drive ZFS raidz2 volumes. any thoughts? George Massenburg Schulich School of Music at McGill University Montreal, Quebec
  3. the Retrospect installation guidelines for the new 10.5 downloaded disk image clearly state... To install the Retrospect engine: 1. On the machine you want to make the Retrospect server, insert the Retrospect CD or double-click the downloaded disk image to mount it on your desktop. 2. Double-click Install Retrospect Engine. 3. When prompted by the Installer, enter an administrator’s username and password, then click OK. 4. Follow the Installer’s instructions. ok, no install CD, so installing from the downloaded disk image there is no "Install Retrospect Engine" as there was in the past. nor is there any obvious way to install the Retro Engine through the Console. what am i missing?? George Massenburg longtime Retrospect user gmlllc@earthlink.net
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