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Re: [zfs-discuss] COMSTAR iSCSI and two Windows computers

Subject: Re: [zfs-discuss] COMSTAR iSCSI and two Windows computers
From: Brent Jones
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 23:09:45 -0700
On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:44 PM, Giovanni <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi guys
> I wanted to ask how i could setup a iSCSI device to be shared by 2 computers 
> concurrently, by that i mean sharing files like it was a NFS share but use 
> iSCSI instead.
> I tried and setup iSCSI on both computers and was able to see my files (I had 
> formatted it NTFS before), from my laptop I uploaded a 400MB video file to 
> the root directory and from my desktop I browsed the same directory and the 
> file was not there??
> Thanks

iSCSI is not a clustered file system, in fact it isn't a file system
at all. For iSCSI, you need to configure data fencing, typically
handled by clustering suites from various operating systems to control
which host has access to the iSCSI volumes at one time.
You should stick to CIFS or NFS, or investigate a real clustered file system.

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