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For those who deal with Macs in the enterprise, you may be saddened by the surfacing news that Active Storage is shutting down. Over the last four years, the company has unveiled an array (pardon the pun) of Mac-centric storage solutions, including controllers intended to bridge the gap left by Ap...

January 23rd 2013 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Apple has released an update to Xsan, its storage area network (SAN) file system for OS X. Xsan 2.2.2 FileSystem Update is recommended for all Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard-based Xsan 2.2 systems, according to the release notes. The update improves general file system reliability and offers:...

August 26th 2011 at 11:40am 0 Comments
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Apple yesterday posted a few new server-related updates for Xsan and Mac OS X Server. The first, Xsan 2.2.1, improves file system reliability and cvfsck repair utility. This update is available for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. There's also an updated version of the Xsan uni...

December 18th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If you use Xsan, then you might want to take note of the new update that Apple dropped yesterday. Apple updated Xsan Admin, Xsan Filesystem and the Xsan Uninstaller to version 2.1. According to the update note, the Xsan Filesystem update fixes: Metadata controller reliability Using and va...

June 13th 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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One of the features prominently touted by Apple in the new XSan 2 is its support for 3rd party storage solutions. It looks like there is a very good reason for that: Apple is no longer making the Xserve RAID. That's right, if you head on over to the XServe Raid's former home on Apple.com you're gree...

February 19th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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With all the patching and fixing to make ready for Leopard, it's no surprise to see some of Apple's infrastructure tools getting updates this week. Moments ago it was ARD 3.2, and now it's Xsan Admin Update & Filesystem Update 1.4.2! The new software for storage-area networking "addresses numero...

October 18th 2007 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Apple's Pro ezine has posted a nice piece by Joe Cellini on the production of Saturday Night Live: The Complete First Season (available on DVD and in iTS) by Broadway Video. The definitive DVD set includes the original 24 "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" episodes from way back in 1975. Why the lon...

March 15th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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This one is for the enterprise, pro video and pro audio readers out there. I'd be mighty surprised if any of you had a SAN setup in your living rooms, as appealing as that may be! Xsan is Apple's high-performance SAN file system for Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. It's super fast and high in Fibre.Ap...

December 6th 2006 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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I think someone at Apple declared today 'Update Day.' First it was the MacBooks, then Logic, and now Xsan is getting some updating love. The Xsan Filesystem was updated to 1.4 which includes fixes for: using file system access control lists (ACLs) labeling and initializing LUNs greater th...

August 17th 2006 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Attention Xsan users, Apple has just released a number of updates. They include: Xsan Filesystem 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.4 Xsan Filesystem 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 Xsan Admin 1.3 Update Xsan 1.3 Uninstaller If you're running Xsan, it would behoove you to get these updates (or at least r...

April 25th 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments