Sorry for the delay on this.. We've got two F740. They're setup in an active-passive scenario with a VIP (virtual ip). What they call "snap mirrors" are made every minute. So basically the "slave" filer mirrors the master filer every minute. The chance of a filer head blowing out is really slim to none, so you could start with one filer. We currently handle about 800+ domains at the moment, some of which have 400-500 accounts. We have it hooked into a Cisco 3550 switch. Sorry for the delay, got busy :).
-Clayton -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 3:53 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [vchkpw] SATA NAS for vpop cluster >> I am looking around for a suitable (ie, reasonably priced and >> performance) >> NAS unit in order to convert a bunch of standalone servers >> into a cluster. >> SATA RAID units seem to be what I am looking for. >> >> I would appreciate those out there who have experience using >> NAS boxes for >> this purpose to share your wisdom. >> >> What are you using ? >> How has it been working for you ? >> Any performance issues during busy times etc ? >> >> Thanks a lot. >> Lu >> > From: Clayton Weise [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > We use netapps (www.netapp.com) and it works great. One of > the big things that made me move towards the netapp in place > of many of the other NAS units out there was the fact that it > runs a nix based OS. Most of the ones, say.. > Dell for example just run a stripped down version of windows > with file sharing for unix. It doesn't give you the ability > to make any tweaks to the nfs server. We've been using the > netapps for about 6 months now and it's been awesome. A > client that hosts in our datacenter turned us on to the > netapps nas units. He's been using them for I think about 2 > years now and swears by them. > That's great to hear. Can you let me know the specific model you are using ? How many domains are you currently handling with the above unit ? Also, do you have any redundancy capability in case that box goes down ? Thanks again Clayton Lu