Chewbacca wrote:tlyczko: The network driver has been pretty consistent from 4.2.15-4.2.19. There was changes made in 4.2.20 to fix some network issues storagecraft. So just to confirm you were having VMWare backup issues since 4.2.17 and still having a issue with 4.2.20. Let's deal with one issue first I know you said you had issues with mysql backups. Your issue could be somewhat different.. Can I get more info about the backup your are running? Amount?
They're SQL Server backups, not mySQL.
The SQL Server backups only have issues if the NAS has issues.
If the NAS reaches a point where it must be manually restarted then the SQL Server backups (full and logs) will of course fail.
Our other major backups were/are being done with phdVirtual Backup for VMware, also/formerly known as esXpress, which backs up our VMs.
I must say that all I know is that I have had issues with this NAS since last year and it was even replaced once.
I don't recall what version was installed when unfortunately. The support case for when the NAS was replaced will show what firmware it had at the time.
The backup software is not the cause of the problems -- tech support could easily find within its logs reports of lost network connectivity.
4.2.20-T32 has been more stable than previous T## but I still must wait and continue observing, I have only had it installed since yesterday.
I don't have any of the old log files from last year's cases with Netgear but Netgear may still have them??
If you need the case numbers etc. please advise.
Basically the problem is as though the network is plugged and nothing can get through -- not web/http/https, not ssh, nothing.
Only a manual pushing the button reboot unplugs things.
I never know when/if the ReadyNAS will stop working.
Fortunately of late it has usually stopped working after the VM backups.
I have also noticed that the power off/on instructions don't seem to work -- I never saw anything in the logs about these scheduled events, rebooting daily would reduce the incidence of network problems.
I'll try to continue answering your questions.
Thank you, Tom