The original question:
> Is there a competitor to Sun's Online: Disksuite for Solaris 1? Sun
> Express no longer sells the $825 desktop version - you have to buy the
> ~$3K server version. I simply want to mirror two 1GB drives for
> redundancy. If one fails, the other should continue running.
> I already have the hardware, and I don't want to buy a hardware RAID
> system - software only please.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Wasilko)
Adrian Cole <Adrian_Cole/Computervision@ausns1.cv.com>
Tom Mornini <email@example.com>
Rogerio Rocha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
COURTIER Denis Athesa <COURTIER@ulysse.cea.fr>
email@example.com (Kevin J. Barth)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark B. Hamby)
One person suggested buying ODS desktop from Sun directly.
Three people told me that ODS is copackaged with Solaris 2.4. I
already knew that. That's why I specified that I was using SunOS 4.X.
This particular machine is running some old CAD software that requires
SunOS and SunView.
One person asked why I wanted a software solution. It is because we
already have the hardware, and a RAID hardware solution is tremendous
Two people mentioned Veritas Software. This is the answer I was
looking for. They can do what I want for $1500 (for one SPARC 5
desktop license, a Veritas 100-class machine). However, see below.
I have a spare ODS for 2.4 license, but originally thought that there
were no Solaris 2 machines available to serve these disks. I have
since found a Classic running 2.3 that is dedicated to a big plotter.
I am checking to see if the plotter can tolerate the extra load. If
so, I'll use ODS on there. If not, I'll buy the Veritas software.
David L. Markowitz
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