A few OpenFiler questions
I set up OpenFiler 2.3 for a test run yesterday and backed up one of our fileservers overnight via iscsi as a test run. I'd messed around with it before at home as a quick way of making mounts for vms, but this was the first time I'd used it in anger and I'm rather impressed. So questions:
1) Is the paid-for manual worth it? If it's full of useful info I can't get anywhere else/glean from the forums I'll happily pay, but I wondered if anyone else had bought it and could comment?
2) For those using it with iSCSI targets, do you vlan it off and/or use a dedicated switch?
3) (if you're using it as a backup device) How are you backing up to it?
4) Tape drives - can it handle them or can it be modified to handle them?
4a) If the answer is "yes", have you tried encrypting tapes?