OS X Lion time machine => (afpd|iSCSI) => ZFS question

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Mon Jul 25 18:51:13 UTC 2011

On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:15:06 EDT Gary Palmer <gpalmer at freebsd.org>  wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 02:56:17PM -0700, Bakul Shah wrote:
> > I am in no hurry to upgrade my MBP to OS X Lion but given Lion
> > time machine and netatalk issues, I got wondering if iSCSI on
> > FreeBSD is stable enough for time machine use. How much duct
> > tape and baling wire are needed to make it work?!
> Just a word of caution - I read somewhere that using iSCSI for Time
> Machine means that you cannot use TM during an OS reinstall to
> restore your files from the Time Machine archive as iSCSI isn't
> available at that point.  It seems you have to use a locally 
> attached disk or AFP for the support to be there during 
> reinstall.  Not sure if thats still the case in Lion or not, I
> would tend to suspect they still don't consider iSCSI a top tier
> transport.

I read you can create a boot dvd from one of the files in the
upgrade.  I will play with iscsi and report anything
significant.  Thanks to everyone who responded.

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