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weevie833
Another CYA Q: K3 + MP Octo upgrade
on Sep 4, 2007 at 11:45:11 pm

Current setup:

G5 2.0 DP [2003] PCI-X 4gb RAM, 10.4.9, FCP 5.1.4. with Apple fibre [copper], Kona 2, to XServe RAID 50 2.5 TB.

On second internal HDD: FCS2, 10.4.10

Looking to upgrade to MP 8-core, Kona 3, PCIe Fibre Card, XServe RAID 50 [same RAID}

Anything else I should expect to acquire? Only other option I think would be the HD10AMA for audio conversion.

Would the RAID need to be reformatted for any reason? Any minimum RAM suggestions? I figure 4 or 6gb should be enough.

thx.

steve covello
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walter biscardi
Re: Another CYA Q: K3 + MP Octo upgrade
on Sep 4, 2007 at 11:49:50 pm

The RAID should not need to be reformatted for any reason, but absolutely back up everything on that array before you make the switch, just in case. Might not be a bad idea to simply wipe that array clean and then put all the media back on it when you make the switch.

Absolutely, positively don't switch machines until you're at a comfortable place in your production schedule to deal with any unforseen issues. Better yet, if there's a way to start running your new machine while keeping your old machine active at the same time, that's the best way to make the transition. I was able to do that with our transition to the Mac Pro.

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