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Neil Hurwitz
Moving Raids
on Jun 5, 2010 at 12:57:18 am

Hi All,
This is a repost I was researching this and posted it to an old thread so here it is again,

I believe the answers to these questions are,
1.Yes: 2.Yes If 3 is a No: 3:Yes: 4:Think So
but just to be sure, Here's the scenario:
Two Mac Pros in two different locations One Raid Array

1. Can I physically pack it up (the Raid)
and send it from one to the other?

2. Do I have to send the controller card along with it?

3. Can I buy the same controller card (Atto 380) for the 2nd
location and keep the original card in the first Mac?

4. Do both Macs have to have the same versions of OS and FCP & Atto
drivers?

Basically I want to be able to Move the Raid back and forth
between two locations.(100 miles apart) Material would mostly be loaded at one location.
What should I be looking for here so I don't wind up with
a telephone pole up my butt?

Thanx


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Bob Zelin
Re: Moving Raids
on Jun 5, 2010 at 12:39:41 pm

1. Can I physically pack it up (the Raid)
and send it from one to the other?

Almost every vendor will physically remove the hard drives during the shipping process. All modern
arrays have the drives slide out today.

2. Do I have to send the controller card along with it?

Not if you own two identical controller cards - they cannot be two different brands.

3. Can I buy the same controller card (Atto 380) for the 2nd
location and keep the original card in the first Mac?

YES - when the drive arrives at the new location, the client must open the ATTO Config Tool and click on AUTOMAP or the drive will not mount.


4. Do both Macs have to have the same versions of OS and FCP & Atto
drivers?

REPLY - well, they should be close - you can't have one guy running 10.4 and one guy running 10.6.
Clients should be running the latest everything. But the answer to 4 is "no" , but some people
go to extremes.

Bob Zelin



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