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Nate Cooper
Re: Terrablock upgrades or jump ship to MetaSAN?
on Feb 23, 2011 at 5:32:23 pm

If I'm reading this correct you are only using the Terrablock as a single volume and then hosting it out via AFP. In a sense, you're using it as fast locally attached storage.

Have you tried having the 5 editing suites mount the ingest volume as read only via Facilis. Then mount the same volume via the AFP share. It's a good workflow that I've seen work. It lets you keep the speed of the SAN for reading files, while giving everyone read/write access to the NAS volume. Yes, it's the same volume mounted twice, but it can work and will likely increase the speed your getting out of the existing hardware.

That being said, it is a 5 year old system, which tends to be where you start seeing a lot of problems with any storage. So if you have the budget, it's a good idea to start looking at other options.

If you have a VAR that knows MetaSAN and your using a dedicated metadata controller, you should be good. Personally, I'd go that route, just because it's more proven in the market right now.

One other option would be to contact Facilis directly. I'm sure if you're an existing user and are considering making a switch to a competitor they will likley work with you to keep you as a client.

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