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Phoenix32 05-30-2007 02:26 PM

Guardian OS units
 
Not so long ago, the Guardian units were very rare on this forum, but that seems to be changing, so...


I am curious as to how many users/members we have here on the forum that have (or work with) Guardian OS Snap Servers. If you are one of them, speak up and let us know you are here, and maybe even what unit(s) you have. (maybe even if you are still trying to get one)

Phoenix32 05-30-2007 02:29 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Me?

Well, I have a 15000, a 4200, and six 4500's (working on getting another one or two).


I know David has a few units, so does Eschwa, and Hallis is trying to join the club, but I will let them speak for themselves...

blue68f100 05-30-2007 03:01 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Here,

4500 w/S10 expansion unit

Metal 05-30-2007 11:31 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
I have one 4400, two 4000's (snap OS) and I just picked up a Dell 745n I was going to try putting guardian OS on.
My problem is my 4400 is Guardian 2.x and I can't seem to find a 3.x or 4.x upgrade hint hint ;)(usedpc--a-t-gmail-.-c-o-m)

Phoenix32 05-31-2007 02:00 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Let us know how that 745 works out.

FYI, the 715N (similar to the 4400) has already been tried by David (blue68f100) with total failure. He says there is an ID chip on the SNAP units that the Guardian OS looks for and fails if it does not find it. He will have to fill you in more beyond that (I did not get details)...

re3dyb0y 05-31-2007 02:38 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix32
Me?

Well, I have a 15000, a 4200, and six 4500's (working on getting another one or two).


I know David has a few units, so does Eschwa, and Hallis is trying to join the club, but I will let them speak for themselves...

How much pr0n do you want Pheonix? ;)




Haha, David - That SNMP tool you posted is the advert whilst im typing this post

longshot 06-01-2007 12:59 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
I have a 4500 with 4x750GB drives in it using RAID5 for 1.96TB of usable space. Running Guardian OS v4.2.054

Hallis 06-01-2007 07:47 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
I dont have any guardian units yet but have plenty of SnapOS units. My only beef with the Guardian units is that the only one ive seen, which is the 4500 of Davids, apparently puts out some heat. I think for my desktop uses my 2200's work out great. But i DEFINATELY want to get my hands on at least one quardian unit for production and keep it at my brother's house :)

Shane

blue68f100 06-01-2007 07:48 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Do your self a favor and run spinrite on the 750's if they are Seagate's. You will thank your self later.

Phoenix32 06-03-2007 05:24 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
bump


I know there are more Guardian users here than this

Hallis 06-03-2007 10:30 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix32
bump


I know there are more Guardian users here than this

Well every time i go to buy one on ebay youve already bid on it so i know you're willing to spend more than i am so it's a lost cause. LoL. I hate being poor.

Phoenix32 06-04-2007 01:29 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hallis

I hate being poor.

Me too. Want to compare incomes? (retired disabled veteran, remember)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Hallis

Well every time i go to buy one on ebay youve already bid on it

Now now, that's not true. It only happened once... :eek:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Hallis

i know you're willing to spend more than i am so it's a lost cause. LoL.

Well, maybe I am just more realistic in what they can be had for is all. :D Want to know the secret? Sell off your SNAP OS units to pay for the Guardian unit(s). That's what I have done. You would be shocked to know how little actual cash I have invested into my Guardian units (as in extra cash out of my pocket).



P.S. For others reading this, you have to understand that Shane and I have gotten to know each other over time and like to give each other a hard time. No real harm done or intended.

Phoenix32 06-04-2007 08:42 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Come on Guardian guys, speak up. I know you are out there...

sgt.baker 06-07-2007 09:38 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
I'm with Metal, having a 4400, yet I'm running 3.1.079. Running 4x160gb, but at the price of 500gb drives ($99), I'm thinking about a huge upgrade! But will it work? I've been able to test with a 300gb Maxtor about a year ago, and was able to successfully boot, but why do 300 when you can 500 now?!:laugh2:

I also have a second 4400 that just wont boot. The little heartbeat LED on the face of the unit (amber) blinks on/off, so somehow I think the flash or OS got hosed. :bawling:

I have a 14000 somewhere that's gathering dust, along with a couple of 4100's.

webboy 06-12-2007 10:09 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
I have 3 4400's and 1 4500 with out sleds :(

Phoenix32 06-12-2007 02:32 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by webboy

I have 3 4400's and 1 4500 with out sleds :(

:laugh2:

Isn't it funny how, what goes around comes around? :nod:


Do you remember this? :uhh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix32

But anywise, if anyone knows where I can get some drive sleds, please let me know...

Quote:

Originally Posted by webboy

Well i wont help you! you stole that 4500 at 325!

there are a couple of sleds with drives available on ebay. steep though.

:doh:


Want to sell that 4500? I know where to get sleds for it now. :dome:

-OR-

How much is it worth to you? It won't be free info... :evilaugh:



Damn, that just made my whole day... Check that, my whole week.... :ha:

re3dyb0y 06-12-2007 03:10 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Wooo

I still need a guardian unit

They seem very few in the UK

webboy 06-13-2007 10:35 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix32
:laugh2:

Isn't it funny how, what goes around comes around? :nod:



Want to sell that 4500? I know where to get sleds for it now. :dome:

-OR-

How much is it worth to you? It won't be free info... :evilaugh:



Damn, that just made my whole day... Check that, my whole week.... :ha:

Oh boy i guess i bit off more than i can chew. :doh:
I wasnt being a smart ass when i said i would'nt help I was just joking in fact i pointed out sleds on ebay.

If i cant get sleds i will sell it.

Unless of course your willing to share your sled info :drool:

Phoenix32 06-14-2007 12:16 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by webboy

Oh boy i guess i bit off more than i can chew. :doh:
I wasnt being a smart ass when i said i would'nt help I was just joking in fact i pointed out sleds on ebay.

Uh yeah... Let that be a lesson to you. Not all "jokes" are funny... And some just plain piss people off.


Quote:

Originally Posted by webboy

If i cant get sleds i will sell it.

Send me a PM or an e-mail and tell me how much... phoenix32x@hotmail.com


Quote:

Originally Posted by webboy

Unless of course your willing to share your sled info :drool:

Sure, I am willing to share, but not for nothing. Quid Pro Quo does not seem to work around here, at least not for me, unless forced. So be it. Send me a PM or e-mail and let me know what it's worth to you.

thewallace94 06-14-2007 10:01 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
I have a snap 14000.

webboy 06-14-2007 10:52 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix32
Uh yeah... Let that be a lesson to you. Not all "jokes" are funny... And some just plain piss people off.

Send me a PM or an e-mail and tell me how much... phoenix32x@hotmail.com

Sure, I am willing to share, but not for nothing. Quid Pro Quo does not seem to work around here, at least not for me, unless forced. So be it. Send me a PM or e-mail and let me know what it's worth to you.

well then I guess an im sorry is in order.

Sorry if i pissed you off no harm was intended.

you've got mail

Phoenix32 06-15-2007 12:34 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
I replied...

CEGA 07-02-2007 10:19 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
SNAP 4500 with 4x500G Seagates, 4.4.045 OS.

Got the original four 180s (no trays) sitting on the desk blank if anyone has an interest. Maybe 4.4.045 is on them.....

tje 07-02-2007 03:43 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Just picked up a 4400 (the guy advertised it as a 4500 - I was a bit miffed when I got there, negotiated a discount) here in the uk - its running 2.5.033. Not great but it'll do.
Has 4x180 in it currently, need to save up for 4x500 or maybe 4x750 to go in it.
Am in the throws of moving 8x250gb drives I had in external firewire boxes into a machine with a 3ware escelade raid5 card for use as a storage box.

pleis 07-09-2007 03:48 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Just joined this forum :nod: We have the following SNAP servers:

1 - 4500 w/SNAP Disk 10 unit, 8 - 245 GB drives, Raid 5, Guardian O\S 4.2.054 SP3

1 - 4500 w/SNAP Disk 10 unit, 8 - 245 GB drives, configured as iSCSI

Phoenix32 07-10-2007 02:54 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
And the family grows... :D

tje 07-10-2007 03:36 AM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Gah :p

I've
1 x 4000 with 4 x 320gb drives
1 x 4400 with 4 x 180gb drives (as stock currently - they need upgrading I think ;) )

and I just picked up 2 1100s on ebay - gonna put them in remote locations for off site backups of photos and things.

I could really use some more guardian based units. I did just build an 8 250gb drive raid array in a freebsd box for storage...

ariel# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a 3.9G 36M 3.5G 1% /
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
/dev/ad0s1d 3.9G 14K 3.6G 0% /tmp
/dev/ad0s1f 12G 1.6G 9.1G 15% /usr
/dev/ad0s1e 3.9G 11M 3.5G 0% /var
/dev/twed0p1 1.5T 996G 535G 65% /Storage
ariel# tw_cli

//ariel> /c0 show all
/c0 Driver Version = 1.50.01.002
/c0 Model = 7500-8
/c0 Memory Installed = 2MB
/c0 Firmware Version = FE7X 1.05.00.068
/c0 Bios Version = BE7X 1.08.00.048
/c0 Monitor Version = ME7X 1.01.00.040
/c0 Serial Number = F11605A3190281
/c0 PCB Version = Rev3
/c0 PCHIP Version = 1.30-33
/c0 ACHIP Version = 3.20
/c0 Number of Ports = 8
/c0 Number of Units = 1
/c0 Number of Drives = 8
/c0 Total Optimal Units = 1
/c0 Not Optimal Units = 0

Unit UnitType Status %Cmpl Stripe Size(GB) Cache AVerify IgnECC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
u0 RAID-5 OK - 64K 1630.19 ON - -

Port Status Unit Size Blocks Serial
---------------------------------------------------------------
p0 OK u0 232.88 GB 488397168 5ND2A2Z6
p1 OK u0 232.88 GB 488397168 3NF0WEE6
p2 OK u0 232.88 GB 488397168 3ND1EDFW
p3 OK u0 232.88 GB 488397168 5ND2CC2M
p4 OK u0 232.88 GB 488397168 WD-WCAL71170963
p5 OK u0 232.88 GB 488397168 WD-WCAL71224093
p6 OK u0 232.88 GB 488397168 WD-WCAL71174455
p7 OK u0 232.88 GB 488397168 WD-WCAL71174543

//ariel>


Performs quite well too - can easily saturate the 100mbps card I have in it at the moment - gonna upgrade it to gig at the weekend I think :D

Phoenix32 07-20-2007 03:25 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
In case this may help someone trying to put a Guardian unit together...


I saw and add on eBay where a guy was selling a couple bare drives (no sleds) for a 4500. This got me to thinking... Hey, I have a couple drives I pulled, and even a couple spare sleds that might help someone trying to get a Guardian unit up and running (missing parts etc).

I have a couple 250 GB drives (one Seagte and one WD) I pulled from a working SNAP 4500 with OS 4.4 to upgrade to larger hard drives. I had a couple spare sleds, so I just used those. I know the drives will work in a SNAP 4400, 4200, or 4500, but the sleds will only work in a 4200/4500. I cannot speak for other units.

These are not new drives, probably a couple years old, but they did pass a Spintrite 6 run without problems. I have no use for them and maybe one of you guys is looking for one or two drives to upgrade your Guardian unit. I did not waste the time to zero the drives, so you will have to wipe it/them yourself to remove the OS and it's partition.

If you want them, with or without the sleds, send me an e-mail with an offer and maybe I can help you out. phoenix32x@hotmail.com

I only have the 2, so first come, first serve (or best offers considered first). If not, no big deal, off to my spare parts bin they go. If you want the sled(s) also, keep in mind those are not cheap and very hard to find.

NO, this is not some sales pitch or using the forum as a sales venue. I just thought about it and decided I would offer them to this community since so many people seem to always be trying to aquire parts and stuff and I have extra. Please don't make a big deal out of it or turn it into a circus.

Also, if you are not in the continental US, be warned, the shipping would be brutal. Sorry, but not my fault.

Hope I can help...

jdvelasquezs 08-06-2007 07:28 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
I have a Snap Server 520 3TB and it was working fine but now I tye to bind it to a windows server 2003 R2 and I cann't get users information into the snap server

If you guys can help me I really appreciate it

rarmy 09-27-2007 06:10 PM

Re: Guardian OS units
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix32
Not so long ago, the Guardian units were very rare on this forum, but that seems to be changing, so...


I am curious as to how many users/members we have here on the forum that have (or work with) Guardian OS Snap Servers. If you are one of them, speak up and let us know you are here, and maybe even what unit(s) you have. (maybe even if you are still trying to get one)

got 1, have issue w/CA AntiVirus though...


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