If you are running Xsan and think about enabling Spotlight indexing (using
mdutil -i) for an Xsan volume, please don’t. Spotlight isn’t designed to work with volumes mounted on more than one machine simultaneously.
The side-effects of enabling Spotlight indexing on Xsan volumes are:
- Weird error messages when renaming files and folders on AFP-mounted volumes residing on Xsan volumes.
- Inconsistent Spotlight stores; you could find files on an Xsan volume mounted on one machine which where deleted from another machine having the same Xsan volume mounted.
Setup: Mac OS X Server 10.4.9 on PPC and Intel Xserves, Xsan 1.4.x