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iLLuMiNaTiCa 05-14-2007 02:22 PM

Can you update a drive over the network?
 
Hello

I have clones of every drive i use, and i was wondering if could update them over the network via ethernet while houses inside a old PPC G4 mac.

Is this possible?

dnanian 05-14-2007 03:24 PM

You can update an image over the network, but not directly to a drive.

iLLuMiNaTiCa 05-14-2007 06:21 PM

I am confused here now., excuse me, are you saying that i can not update a drive directly?

In my last post i was speaking of my iMac connected to 2 USB devices and smart update (resuming) a drive that crashed, this i assume is directly.

Am i confusing 2 different processes here?

After i cloned the drives (USB or FW) i plan to house them in a PPC mac which can hold over 8 drives on a ATTO PCI card, then fire the CPU up when i need to update over the Ethernet network or wireless.

Thought i mention details since it matter i guess., Do let me know if i missed something here :) (sounds like it)

Cheers
Mike

dnanian 05-14-2007 06:26 PM

You cannot update the drive directly over a network, correct.

iLLuMiNaTiCa 05-14-2007 06:28 PM

I am still confused.

it is exatly what i planned to do, continue updating over the network.

are you saying i have to clone all over again?

dnanian 05-14-2007 06:34 PM

If you didn't write to an image, yes; writing directly to the drive can't be updated. See the "Airport Disks" post at the Shirt Pocket Watch blog...

iLLuMiNaTiCa 05-14-2007 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 12117)
If you didn't write to an image, yes; writing directly to the drive can't be updated. See the "Airport Disks" post at the Shirt Pocket Watch blog...

i think i cuaght my confusement here

I am cloning directly to drives, i was assuming images is what they are referred to (excuse me for been ignorant about names), ut seems now that when someone here mentioned images that they are actual boo-table images packed to be mounted later from a drive and not a drive image (clone) is this correct?

dnanian 05-14-2007 07:04 PM

Images are virtual disks stored in a file.

iLLuMiNaTiCa 05-14-2007 07:16 PM

Ok so the way i should go about this is to create images over the ethernet network onto the drives, then smart update back and forth? is this how SuperDuper should work?

dnanian 05-14-2007 07:17 PM

See the post on the blog: it gives some "best practices" for this.

iLLuMiNaTiCa 05-17-2007 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 12121)
See the post on the blog: it gives some "best practices" for this.

Thanks for the help

However, on trying to back up via network i can not see the drives via ethernet.

From what i understand, i have to same a image of the drive to a network drive, not clone it directly, and when i do i can not see any of the network drives.

Any ideas?

dnanian 05-17-2007 07:44 AM

I don't understand what you mean; you'd choose "Disk Image..." in the destination pop-up, and then save the image on the (already mounted) Airport Disk...

iLLuMiNaTiCa 05-17-2007 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 12176)
I don't understand what you mean; you'd choose "Disk Image..." in the destination pop-up, and then save the image on the (already mounted) Airport Disk...

I am not using airport, i am using ethernet, does this not work with ethernet?

dnanian 05-17-2007 08:03 AM

It's the same with Ethernet.

iLLuMiNaTiCa 05-17-2007 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 12178)
It's the same with Ethernet.

I mounted the (the drive on the ethernet) on my desktop, but when i try to copy or make a sandbox image to it i cannot cause it (the drive on the ethernet) simply does not appear in the right side pop up menu


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