XSan 1.4.2 Released


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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple has released XSan 1.4.2, a maintenance release to its enterprise-class storage area network solution.

What’s New in this Version
The Xsan 1.4.2 update addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability, usability and compatibility. It includes specific fixes for:

- mounting Fibre Channel LUNs on Mac OS X Leopard
- metadata controller failovers during power outages and network disconnects
- memory related errors that can result in slow system performance or hangs
- reducing fragmentation of large files and frame drops during ingest
- preventing file system metadata corruption
- hosting Xsan volumes on Intel-based metadata controllers
- defragmenting files after a volume bandwidth expansion
- compatibility with Apple and third party applications

Before installing, please review the Xsan Migration Guide at: http://www.apple.com/server/documentation/

For detailed information on this update, please visit the website: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305035
The update includes the XSan 1.4.2 Admin Update and XSan 1.4.2 Filesystem Update.

Apple has also released an accompanying XSan uninstaller for version 1.4.2.

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May 16, 2006
Wow! Those Apple devs are on fire...in a matter of weeks they've got server updates, a new OS and an update to the current one...plus they're clearly at work on an iPhone SDK...


macrumors member
Jul 4, 2007

Cool! Now when will they update the XServes? :confused: :apple:

MacBook Pro, 15.4 inch, 2 Ghz Core Duo, 80 GB HD, 1GB RAM.
Perfect. :apple:


Editor emeritus
Jul 10, 2003
Falls Church, VA
New xserves must be just around the corner.
Now is a more likely time than ever to release the new units, as the die-shrink should cut the heat down. Heat is always an issue with 1U units, and I think it is a big reason why we haven't seen anything big from the Xserve for a while.
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