Scott wrote: > I have a Dell MD3000i connected to a PowerEdge 2950 server running out-of-box CentOS 5.2 64-bit, unpatched, on an isolated test LAN.
> I also purchased the snapshot premium feature. > Using the included Modular Disk Storage Manager, I successfully activated the premium feature, and manually created two RAID 5 arrays + 1 hot spare. > By manually, I used MDSM instead of letting the software automatically allocate all disk space for me. I deliberately selected manual and allocated 50 GB minus the 550 GB of each of the two RAID 5s, thus RAID 5 > #1 (call it fs1) = 550 GB - 50 GB for snapshots = 500 GB for RAID 5, 50 GB for snapshots; same for RAID 5 #2 (call it fs2). > Log back in to the md3000i via iscsiadm, perform an fdisk -l, and see 4 x 500 GB partitions (2 x 500 GB per RAID 5, 2 x 500 GB per snapshot). > A few questions now - > - how do I actually create snapshots of fs1 and fs2? What specific command do I use, and what specific options do I give it? No documentation I have, including the index of CLI commands, gives a good enough idea/hint of this > - how do I access/view the location where the snapshots are stored/created (to retrieve data if needed) >- under MDSM's disk groups and virtual disks, it shows 500 GB for fs1, 500 >GB for snapshot, and 50 GB for snapshot-repo. What/where is the 50 GB? >Fdisk -l doesn't show it. I guess this has been asked before in the linux-poweredge mailing list here http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2008-July/036871.html . You might also look at documentation here at http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/data_protect_md30 00i.pdf. Shyam Iyer Dell Linux Engineering --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "open-iscsi" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/open-iscsi -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---