We had a mac suite, complete with Xserve and a 4TB SAN attached, over the summer and nobody quite knows what to do with it.
BUT I have an idea!
That lovely big SAN, with robotic backup, could house my users home directories as we are running out of space on our CC3 server.
The problem I have is that when I change their home folder in active directory they still get their old folder. When I then do a health check from the management folder CC3 puts their old folder back as their home folder!
Am I missing something or does CC3 not like this?
I'll have it
If it's a "proper" SAN you shouldn't have to re-mapping shared folders to it; rather use the SAN connections (iSCSI?), allocating space, and mounting them as drives on the server.
Having never touched cc3 (obligatory eeeew), does it see it as a member server providing samba shares? i.e does a net use j: \\xservername\share /user:domain\username /persistent:no map a drive correctly?
But yeah - nfs or iscsi would be better, but I've never really poked around with an xserve. Use it for ESXi?
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You'll need to specify the home directories within the RMMC. Although you're right that AD is running in the background, I wouldn't recommend you make changes from here.
When bulk creating users on RM CC3 (using a CSV file) you can specify the home drive and also the profile path, which you could also move.
I would recommend you keep the same directory structure, so all you need to change is the servername.
Seem to think CC3 must have it's home directories on a CC3 server... could be wrong, just seem to remember reading it somewhere!
We have a similar-ish setup.
In the summer we got an IBM fibre channel SAN that is connected to linux servers (pretty similar to your mac server from a file-serving point of view). We setup samba so that shares are created as soon as the user logs in. We then just pointed the students homedrive in AD - users and computers to 'map' H: to \\newserver\username
as soon as the user connects s/he gets a homedrive with emailed quota's, veto'd files, recycle-bin. I posted the samba config here:quota managment
btw check this out:
of course, we're using this for virtualisation too, not just a fileserver.Code:hdparm -t /dev/sdc /dev/sdc: Timing buffered disk reads: 834 MB in 3.00 seconds = 277.99 MB/sec /showoff
webman (11th September 2008)
I do hope it's a real san and not a direct attached storage array.
OS X cannot be trusted to share files reliably.
Sorry to bring this thread back to life but I never managed to map the users areas to another server via CC3.
In the console the profile location and home directory are non editable. If I edit the folders in active directory/ users and computers it still doesn't work. If however I create a user in active directory and then point that user to a different server and log in on a non CC3 machine on domain it works fine!
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