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Xsan 2.2 issues with SMB Reshare

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If you are sharing Xsan volumes with OS X Server over SMB / CIFS with Xsan 2.2, you may run into some errors copying files.  Files may copy fine from Windows workstations to the Xsan volume.  Copying files off the Xsan causes the following error: Items Not Found: This is no longer located in X:\. […]

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Cannot replicate a directory with augment user records

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We have our servers set to authenticate against our LDAP infrastructure.  This is configured from Server Admin > Services > Open Directory.  The role needs to be set to “Connect to another directory.”  This allows for authentication with LDAP as well as Active Directory. If you want to upgrade later to an Open Directory replica, […]

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Viewing more history

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The default shell for OS X Server is Bash.  In this video, I show some options for displaying more shell history and how to setup aliases.  To emulate our bash environment in this video, copy/paste the following into ~/.bash_profile alias ll=’ls -alh’ HISTFILESIZE=2000000 HISTSIZE=100000 HISTTIMEFORMAT=’%F %T ‘ HISTIGNORE=”&:[ ]*” export HISTTIMEFORMAT HISTSIZE HISTFILESIZE HISTIGNORE

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Booting the Xserve from the Boot Panel

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It is possible to boot the Xserve from alternate boot volumes without using a keyboard or mouse.  Press and hold system identifier light button at start to select from the boot target. The options we use most often are: Light 1 (far right): Start up from system disk in CD drive (also, eject any disc […]