Then I configured two more targets, but the only target that gets attached is still the first one. This is great feedback, thank you very much. But on the openfiler box I can see a lot less activity on the internal harddisks than before while the transfer is ongoing. Go for additional details and download link. Thumbs up to Studio Network Solutions! But since then, I have thousands of messages like this; 30. I look forward to everyones feedback. For the person that is using this with Enterprise Iscsi, I'd love to know how you have things configured! My advice is to try it over wired as well as wireless to see if the issues persist in both environments.
Only way to recover is turn the power off and back on again. But I'm definitely not an expert on this topic. Right now the Time Machine backup is running with only 200mb transferred. Target was found, connected, partitioned, formatted, introduced to timemachine without any problems. The other targets do show up automatically and I can log in to them, but there is no disk attached to the Mac other than the first one. I really want to use this as a time machine backup setup! Then, after a few seconds, the whole system freezes and can only be restarted by pressing the power switch for more than 3 seconds. It's coming from Time Machine: Mar 5 18:30:59 localhost com.
After the reboot, I still could see the Target and connect to it, but the partition from yesterday was missing. When transferring over GigE, I'm seeing transfer rates of 12-13Mbps. Finally I reconnected the ethernet cable which caused a hard lockup, but as soon as the system rebooted, it's been stable since. Before, with the wrong partition type set on the target, the disks were always busy during the whole transfer. I loaded up the initiator on the new install of 10. If that works, I'll get back to this thread.
Thanks for the hint on the partition scheme - boy, that would have been the least thing coming to my mind. Without having this target it's difficult to make such discoveries. I've found another thread here, regarding combinations of recent Macs that work or don't work. Now for the best news of it all, the drive shows up as a valid time machine target within the Time Machine preferences! I tested as switches a Netgear and a 3Com, no change. Call it dumb luck, still don't really know what went on, and I may not since I don't feel like trying to replicate the situation. On the iMac when the trouble starts, I can hear the harddisk perform a lot of operations. I was able to point time machine at it and it has started my backup.
Very slooow, but well, I can live with that atm. It sounds like it is indexing files or doing a file system wide search. The initial timemachine transfer started. I's just a stock Intel iMac with only a few apps like OpenOffice, iPhoto and the other iApps. I've been monitoring the last time my system started to hang and there was no unusual behviour of processes in the system monitor. Maybe this issue is Time Machine related, but I don't think so. Sad thing is: the iMac always hangs during transfer Time Machine.
The machine still hangs during transfer. Uninstall any other 3rd party software that also loads network related kexts i. I'm sure I'd see better transfer rates if using a dedicated system instead of virtual, but for testing purposes this works for me. Just for completeness' sake I wanted to throw my numbers here too. I have now been able to attach all three targets of my Thecus by changeing the ietd. Once I get my issue sorted out I will post back to this topic if it works with Leopard and TimeMachine.
Could you please post the output of your ietd. Let us know if you find anything on the target side. Note that the OpenFiler system is doing fine, it still keeps running and doesn't report anything in its syslog when the iMac hangs. The funny thing is: whatever target I am configuring to be the fiirst in the ietd. Not sure if this is related, but the iMac had a terrible time of locking up whenever the ethernet was connected a few days after experimenting with the 3.
This version addresses many incompatibilities with 3rd party targets. Add that I am not the only person this issue seems to be happening to, you have to wonder. While I still have plenty of room on the network, my Openfiler 2. . This is great news for those who were hoping to do network backups with time machine.
I don't have a Tiger machine around any more to test with or I would. I am able to connect only one mac at a time to only the first iscsi volume lun0. It connected up to the target, no problem. I'm wondering if any one has gotten this to work with Leopard yet? If it does, you must change the partition type and erase the disk so it is supported by Time Machine. Am I missing a step or does this product not work with leopard yet? This morning I found my Mac hanging with black screen. I've tried a number of different environments: MacBook Pro wired with GigE, MacBook Pro wireless on 11g, iMac wired with GigE, and iMac wireless on 11g.