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Share a Mac-formatted drive with a Linux server via iSCSI
Authored by: corienti on Apr 02, '08 03:48:14AM

This is an awesome idea!
The problem is having an iSCSI initiator, for OS X.

Why on earth has Apple not included one?? Even windows includes an iSCSI initiator!

I know about the free globalSAN one; but there seem to be a lot of questions about whether it actually works, or how well it works, especially on Leopard, and I haven't tried it for that very reason; because you simply can't have questions of reliability with iSCSI; you're writing files and can't afford to lose them due to a problem with the initiator.

I use iSCSI with my Linux (Centos 5.1) and Solaris (10 and Nevada) boxes, and it's great (iSCSI that is). Real shame Apple doesn't include one for OS X!
The Small Tree and Atto ones are probably great, but they're too expensive for home use!

Have many people (or anyone?) used the globalSAN one, with Leopard? Does it work or work well? Do you have any/many problems?




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