We are running into an issue on our 2 node NetWare OES cluster. During the
night when backups are running the cluster seems to loose connection to the
other node and abend. The cluster has 8 volumes that get backed up. There
is the possibility that they could all be backing up at the same time for a
period of time. That lead us to up the timeout for the heartbeat. That has
solved the issue, but it kind of defeats the purpose of a cluster, since it
now takes forever for a volume to failover. I was wondering if anyone else
has had issues like this or if anyone has any tips. Our backup software is
Syncsort's BackupExpress.


Doug Deitterick
Systems Administrator
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701