2011-09-28 10:27 AM
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2011-09-28 11:41 AM
I have the following filers: FAS3170 on DOT 8.0.1, FAS3240 on DOT 8.0.1P3, and FAS2020 on DOT 188.8.131.52. On all three, when using SM 2.0R1 to configure snapshots on my CIFS volumes, all of the retention settings are set to 0 days even though they are really set to 52 weekly, 198 daily, and 0 hourly snapshots. If I change them using SM 2.0R1 and go back into Configure Snapshots for the volume again, they are all back to 0. When I go to configure snapshots in SM 1.1R1, the retetion settings are there correctly. This issue was in the beta too.
2011-10-01 11:00 AM
I'm now using the latest System MAnager 2.0R1 build and I noticed that the NDMP management section has been removed. I know that it was there in the previous beta release, will this functionality make it to the production version any time soon?
2011-10-05 01:55 AM
I've noticed that when clicking the Storage Efficiency or Snapshot Copies tab for a large volume it takes a while for the information to appear, this also seems to load the cpu on the controller while the this "information load" is in process it rises to 100% from about 35%.
Running snap list "volume" or df -S doesn't result in this extra cpu load and returns the information instantaneously.
2011-10-05 11:56 PM
2011-10-11 09:35 AM
The good: it's much, much faster than System Manager 1.1, so thank you for that. Also, there seems to be more control built in. I look forward to the expansion of System Manager to the point that I no longer have to switch between it, the command line, and FilerView. Also, it is now possible to add multiple initiator groups to a LUN, so, again, thank you.
The bad: I am using V-series filers, and it is now impossible to take ownership of an array LUN from within System Manager. Previously, I would go to an unowned LUN, right-click and select Take Ownership, but that option no longer exists.