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.

Thanks

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Doug Deitterick
CNA
Systems Administrator
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
ddeitter@pct.edu