[rescue] NetApp drives

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Wed Jan 1 10:37:42 CST 2003

On 12/31/02 5:30 PM, "Skeezics Boondoggle" <skeezics at q7.com> wrote:

> As long as you have the cans, you should be able to find plenty of drives
> that will qualify.  The bigger problem is that without any disks you'll
> have to find a copy of ONTAP and an NFS/CIFS license... hope you're good
> friends with your local NetApp FE. :-)
I have ONTap 5.2.1, though the OpenBoot listing on the machine shows the
last booted version as 6.3 something. I got the ONTap with both floppies and
the CD's, so I have all the hardware doc, etc. that comes on them. License
keys I'm crossing my fingers on right now <grin>
> Here's a snippet from a machine running 5.3.7R3 (end of the line for the
> F300's and machines of that era; I think the F630 can run ONTAP 6.x?):

> D  SEAGATE ST19171W        0017

Thanks for the list- a sticker on the bottom of the cans show the above
Seagates as what was originally installed. Shouldn't be too hard to find, I
guess. I have some Fujitsu's that should be OK that I'll at least try.

>I'd gladly pay a few bucks to be able to register
> an old filer and have a personal NOW account...
I concur. We don't own any NetApp where I'm at, but I bumped into a NetApp
FE online who gave me a big hand getting my 450 running, and he wanted me to
send pictures so he could show his co-workers "that cool old filer".

> That said, I successfully migrated a shelf of Auspex drives (ST15150N's)
> with funky Auspex firmware to my F330.

You give me hope! <grin>
>> The price on the 630 was attractive enough that I'm willing to do some work
>> to get it functional. If I can't, at least I've got a nice 32U rack!
> Uh... I'll pass on that one. :-)

What I was trying to say was my cost was so low, that even if the NetApp was
unusable, it was practically worth it just for the rack  <grin>

>> As an aside, I have a filer 1400 (rack mount, 486 based, works OK) that I
>> could be persuaded to part with, if anyone is interested.
> Was the bezel on that one brown?  Or do you have the "nuclear banana"
> yellow faceplate?

Nope, beige. Apparently the only difference between the 1300 and the 1400
was the 1400 had the extra card that allowed hot-swap of disks.


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