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Last weekend, daylight savings time ended here in Europe. Several customers who run P4/5 on Windows machines have since reported that their backups tried to resave all their data. Please see the following link to an article on our blog. It includes a li...
This article is intended for cases when an error „database is malformed" appears in P5. It is about checking and repairing structural index errors. Note that only the index's structural integrity is handled here, not its content or actuality. CHECKING A...
This article is about the SIZE OF FILES. It sounds trivial, but at a second glance it turns out to hold some surprises. As an example, lets use a text file that resides on the desktop and contains the text "Hello World". The file has 11 character, e...
Very good article on ACLs and POSIX permissions: http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2005/04/macosx-10-4.ars/8 [1] Links: ------ [1] http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2005/04/macosx-10-4.ars/8
Every DDP device sold by Ardis (http://www.dynamicdrivepool.com/ [http://www.dynamicdrivepool.com/]) comes preinstalled with the P5 software, incl. a free P5 Backup license to a standalone tape drive. There are several way of how P5 can be used with a DDP...
Customer's setup: "The XSAN and library are in separate zones; one zone contains one ATTO (two channels) of the backup server and the four LTO-5 drives, the other zone contains the second ATTO in the backup server and the XSAN storage. As soon as th...
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Question: I'm trying to setup a Linux machine as my B2Go server, but I'm getting the following error message: "The Data Storage Directory is not supported." Answer: On Linux, please enable the user_xattr mount option for the ext3/4 filesystem....
Q: I installed the required 32-bit libraries, but my P5 still won't not launch. What's going on? A: For a list of the required 32-bit libraries for CentOS 6.4, please see here: http://portal.archiware.com/support/index.php?/default_import/Knowled...
Presstore Server running on Linux (CentOS, minimal install). Customer tried to update Presstore version installed on a client using the 'Update client' functionality under 'Clients'. This failed with the following error message: "Notice: generati...
Great article by DDP maker Ardis Technologies (http://ardistech.com/ [http://ardistech.com/]) on how to sync one of their DDP Ethernet SAN devices to a mirrorDDP using P5 Synchronize: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwXcQqfP9_ypeVh6am9mcFhZZUE/view?pli...
!!! REMEMBER TO MAKE A BACKUP COPY OF YOUR P3  OR P4 INSTALLATION FOLDER BEFORE YOU BEGIN !!! In preparation for the various upgrades, it is also highly recommended to read through the various upgrade FAQs.: http://www.archiware.com/upgrade-faq [http:...
On an Ardis DDP device (http://www.dynamicdrivepool.com [http://www.dynamicdrivepool.com]/), P5 is installed under /tmp/avfs-dbase/aw. To update the P5 software, download the current Linux installer(http://www.archiware.com/p5-download.304.1.html [http://...
OS X does not include free iSCSI initiator software as part of the OS. The following vendors offer iSCSI initiator software for OS X: Global Studio Solutions: http://www.studionetworksolutions.com/globalsan-iscsi-initiator/ [http://www.studionetworksolu...
Q: I found the following message in a P5 log. What does it mean? ... Proxy generator results in an error: Loading clips: /tmp/***.mov: clip larger then 134217728 bytes; ignore ... A: Depending on your preview settings, a generated preview file ma...
When restoring data from tapes that were written with cloning enabled, P5 will sometimes ask for a tape that's not available - possibly because that tape of a clone pair is being stored off-site. To force P5 to use the other tape of the clone pair (i.e. t...
This issue is apparently caused by a bug in RedHat / CentOS 7. Please see here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1193817 [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1193817] Customer: "I just reinstalled a plain CentOS 7. lsscsi see the...
Standard technical support is being provided through our support website. Depending on the issue, we may require a phone call or a remote control session with a customer. We use (and own a license for) TEAMVIEWER (http://www.teamviewer.com [http://www.tea...
Example of a restore in P5 using the CLI: macmini:~ admin$ pwd /Users/admin macmini:~ admin$ cd /Users/admin/aw/bin macmini:bin admin$ ./nsdchat -c RestoreSelection create localhost /Users/admin/Desktop/test RestoreSelection.0 macmini:bin admi...
When using Synchronize in a Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape scenario, it is recommended not to use the linked cycles in Synchronize. Previous data can be kept in Synchronize as snapshots stored in a __CYCLES folder. These snapshots (or cycles) can be created u...
You may want to complete a migration of your Archiware installation for many reasons. When migrating from one Mac host to another, the process isn't complicated, but should be completed cautiously. This guide describes how to complete this migration and r...
FILEVAULT is a system in OS X 10.4 - 10.6 that protects files in the users home directories on a Macintosh computer by encrypting the home folder. While a user is logged in, his/her home folder including subfolders and files will appear like any normal...
UP UNTIL NOW: A volume/tape will be reserved by a job to write when * online, meaning it can be found in a library or drive -and- * _"Appendable"_ -and- * not _"Suspect"_. A tape received "Recylable" status when * not _"Suspect"_ -and- * ...
Q: If we run a restore for files that parks on 4 different tapes and only 3 of this tapes are in the library, does Archiware always restore the first 3 tapes then ask about the 4th one ? What is the protocol ? A: Using the above example, P5 would fi...
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