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Apple Pro Training Series: Xsan Quick-Reference Guide, Second Edition by Matthew Geller, Adam Green

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Lesson 9. Using the Command Line

Although you are perfectly able to configure and set up your SAN without entering the Terminal application, there are times when it will prove invaluable to have a little command-line knowledge under your belt.

Most of the files you will be examining are located in the Xsan folder (/Library/Filesystems/Xsan).

Almost all of the files that you will encounter in the subfolders in the Xsan directory are small XML text files. After you install Xsan Admin, you will notice that the config folder is empty. The config files get pushed to all clients as soon as the metadata controller is set up. Some of the files that are propagated tell the Xsan client which IP address is used to reach the metadata controller and other ...

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