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> Are we talking about Netware? If so please disregard all previous posts.
> I don't wanna get thwacked for support!
>

I cited NW 4.2 -- not much in the way of currently supported, eh?



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> No, no percentage completed shown. Just shows it's resyncing. It's an
> onboard LSI card in an ibm x345.


Bummer -- with NW 4.2 I can query and get a remirror status number --
reduces the stress level while waiting for the remirror to complete.


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> Hoping not to get thwacked for asking about this, as I'm not asking for
> Netware support, asking more along lines of support in the server LSI
> card bios.


Well, on the NetWare side -- you might ask over in the 6x storage
newsgroup. As to the LSI status information -- that I can't answer -- I
don't load any utilities to see that while the OS is loaded and the
mirroring action is generated from the server OS for me.



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Barry Schnur scribbled something like:

> Well, on the NetWare side -- you might ask over in the 6x storage
> newsgroup.


Might have to do that. Didn't think it was a nw issue, as I figured
the mirroring was done @ the card level.
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Ah, IBM servers... You might have that LSI SCSI firmware bug that causes
constant sync. What BIOS is your x345 running? Version 1.18 fixed it.
Version 1.21 fixed further problems with data scrubbing.
http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-43902&brandind=5000008

"Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net> wrote in message
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> No, no percentage completed shown. Just shows it's resyncing. It's an
> onboard LSI card in an ibm x345.



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It's under the couch cushions.


"Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net> wrote in message
news:Or_mk.15680$g35.7209@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Craig scribbled something like:
>
>> Like everyone said, lots of variables. Off the top of my head is
>> "rebuild priority."

>
> Haven't seen where I can set rebuild priority on this LSI card.



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<youngec@hotmail.com> scribbled something like:

> Ah, IBM servers... You might have that LSI SCSI firmware bug that
> causes constant sync. What BIOS is your x345 running? Version 1.18
> fixed it. Version 1.21 fixed further problems with data scrubbing.


Hrmmm, will look at that, thanks!
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<youngec@hotmail.com> scribbled something like:

> Ah, IBM servers... You might have that LSI SCSI firmware bug that
> causes constant sync. What BIOS is your x345 running? Version 1.18
> fixed it. Version 1.21 fixed further problems with data scrubbing.


Checked, it's 1.17 right now, gonna copy some stuff then do a bios
update. <crossing fingers>
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Craig scribbled something like:

> It's under the couch cushions.


SONofaWHISKEY!! Would've never thought to look there.
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> Might have to do that. Didn't think it was a nw issue, as I figured
> the mirroring was done @ the card level.


Could be -- the thing is, in NetWare, you can (and have been able to
since at least 3.x) configure to mirror the NetWare partitions (not the
DOS partitions) from within the OS. Used to be the standard increased
reliability approach (especially with 3x and 4x). You first configured
the boot drive (pair) so that there was a bootable DOS partition on both
drives - I typically made the first drive boot DOS partition just a bit
larger than the boot DOS partition on the second drive.

Then you did the NetWare install, and after completing it in, used the
within NetWare utilities to mirror the single NetWare partition. Fairly
straightforward stuff.

At the DOS partition level, you used an Xcopy command in autoexec.bat to
keep the two DOS partitions in sync.



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Barry Schnur scribbled something like:

> Could be -- the thing is, in NetWare, you can (and have been able to
> since at least 3.x) configure to mirror the NetWare partitions (not
> the DOS partitions) from within the OS. Used to be the standard
> increased reliability approach (especially with 3x and 4x). You
> first configured the boot drive (pair) so that there was a bootable
> DOS partition on both drives - I typically made the first drive boot
> DOS partition just a bit larger than the boot DOS partition on the
> second drive.
>
> Then you did the NetWare install, and after completing it in, used
> the within NetWare utilities to mirror the single NetWare partition.
> Fairly straightforward stuff.
>
> At the DOS partition level, you used an Xcopy command in autoexec.bat
> to keep the two DOS partitions in sync.


Now that you mention it, I remember doing that on our 4x & 5x servers
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> Now that you mention it, I remember doing that on our 4x & 5x servers

There you go.


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whoooossssh..........there they went.--------------------->
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