[rescue] Enterprise 3000/3500 and StorEdge A5000 rescue

Brian Deloria bdeloria at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 13:23:11 CDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus at yahoo.com>wrote:

> --- On Wed, 9/22/10, Jonathan Patschke <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
> > You'll be limited to whatever FC disks you can scrounge
> > unless you want to
> > abuse the tape bay and stuff a cool-running SCSI disk in
> > there.  That's
> > where the A5000 comes in, although you might want to leave
> > it behind and
> > look for an external JBOD and an sbus LVD SCSI
> > controller.  A5000s weren't
> > all that fast, and IIRC they were limited to 18GB
> > disks.  Plus you had to
> > use that abominable RAID manager tool to do anything with
> > them.
> I'm running 147 gig FC drives in my A5000's. Works fine. I'm not using
> Solaris though - I'm running Linux. The A5000's appear to the system as a
> whole pile of disks. Host machine is an E4500. Software RAID on Linux seems
> to work well with them - and the throughput is good.

Know if you can put 300GB or 400GB's into an A5(0-2)00 array?

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