Hi Mark,

The only way you'll be access this thing is through the QNTC filesystem, i.E. by using the normal Windows filesharing (SMB).

So, if you want to use it for backups you can create a savefile or virtual tape image in the IFS (Root FS), and then copy said file through the QNTC filesystem to the NAS box. Note that you can't save to a tape image located in the QNTC filesystem.

Unfortunately, IBM does not allow you to use low end SAN attachment like iSCSI for the System (though IBM _does_ use iSCSI to attach IXA servers to your System i).

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark Allen
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 10:41 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Attach a NAS device to the System i

In order to help with our backups, we are ordering a NAS device ,a Buffalo
TeraStation Pro II with 4 TB of raw disk space.

I'd like to know if this could be attached to out System i in some way to
use instead of our dinsoaur tapes... I know next to nothing about this kind
of device but the specs from their web site are below.

LAN Interface Standard Compliance IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3u /
IEEE802.3Standard (1000BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T) Data
Transfer Rates 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps Connector Type RJ-45 Number of
Ports 1 Internal
Hard Drives Number of Drives 4 Drive Interface SATA Hard Drive Sizes 250GB,
500GB, 750GB Total Capacity 1.0 TB, 2.0 TB Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD Interface Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Type USB Series A Number of Ports 2 Data Transfer Rates Max: 480 Mbps
(High Speed Mode)
Max: 12 Mbps (Full Speed Mode) Protocol Support Networking TCP/IP File
Sharing SMB, FTP Directory Integration Active Directory Management HTTP,
DFS Time Syncronization NTP Others Dimensions (WxHxD in.) 6.69 x 12.2 x
9.25 Weight (lbs) 16.1 Power Consumption (Watts) 60 Operating Environment
(Fahrenheit) 32-95° Setup Utility OS Support Windows Operating Systems Client
OS Support Windows(R) XP, Windows(R) 2000, Windows(R) Me, Windows(R) NT 4.0,
Windows(R) 98 SE, Linux (SMB) Power Supply internal, AC100V 50/60 Hz

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