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#1 2018-04-04 08:21:14

Joon
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Registered: 2012-02-15

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

If you run a APFS restore task with DS Netbooted on 10.13.4 it will always fail, no matter what you restore.

I've confirmed this on multiple machines so far and have seen that others in this community have had the same result with 10.13.4.

The restore task will fail after reaching 100% with the following errors:

2018-04-04 07:03:43.488 DeployStudio Runtime.bin[359:61614] PSTP    100    100    stop restore
2018-04-04 07:03:56.894 DeployStudio Runtime.bin[359:61614]     Inverting target volume...
2018-04-04 07:03:56.894 DeployStudio Runtime.bin[359:61614] APFS inverter failed to invert the volume - Invalid argument
2018-04-04 07:03:56.968 DeployStudio Runtime.bin[359:61614] Command failure: XSTA    fail
2018-04-04 07:03:56.972 DeployStudio Runtime.bin[359:61614] Restoration failed

Restoring 10.13.4 while running 10.13.3 Netbooted is no problem (same workflow)

I tried using 1.7.9 Beta (b180318) as well which yielded the same result.

Last edited by Joon (2018-04-04 12:38:20)

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#2 2018-04-04 08:47:13

longgegeno1
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Registered: 2018-01-29

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

where did you get the 1.7.9 (b180318) version?

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#3 2018-04-04 09:45:55

jakov
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From: Delft, Netherlands
Registered: 2008-04-22

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

here: http://www.deploystudio.com/get.php?fp=DeployStudioServer_v1.7.9.dmg

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#4 2018-04-04 09:51:16

jakov
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From: Delft, Netherlands
Registered: 2008-04-22

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

I have the same result as Joon with an APFS-image.
restoring a 10.13.4 HFS-image works fine with a 10.13.4-netbootset.

Last edited by jakov (2018-04-04 10:19:31)

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#5 2018-04-05 07:34:57

qmp
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Registered: 2008-11-27

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

Same here.

I am getting exactly the same errors as Joon
Using 1.7.9 as provided by jakov above.

No luck.

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#6 2018-04-08 03:58:54

longgegeno1
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Registered: 2018-01-29

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

Same.
Could administrator tell us a solution?PLZ

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#7 2018-04-09 07:38:48

longgegeno1
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Registered: 2018-01-29

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

Any solutions?This is killing me...

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#8 2018-04-09 08:33:03

Joon
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Registered: 2012-02-15

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

> longgegeno1 wrote:

> Any solutions?This is killing me...

So after you spell doom in another forum you ask for a solution here?

There likely won't be a solution, i've heard from credible sources that this is actually a problem caused by Apple which will require fixing on their end.

Using 10.13.3 as Netboot, restoring 10.13.4 with it and keeping our fingers crossed for a fix in 10.13.5 is pretty much all we can do at this point.


Edit:

Keep in mind that:
The server version does not matter.
The version you're restoring does not matter.

Only the netboot version matters.

Last edited by Joon (2018-04-09 11:00:18)

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#9 2018-04-09 09:36:26

longgegeno1
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Registered: 2018-01-29

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

> Joon wrote:

> > longgegeno1 wrote:

> Any solutions?This is killing me...

So after you spell doom in another forum you ask for a solution here?

There likely won't be a solution, i've heard from credible sources that this is actually a problem caused by Apple which will require fixing from their end.

Using 10.13.3 as Netboot, restoring 10.13.4 with it and keeping our fingers crossed for a fix in 10.13.5 is pretty much all we can do at this point.

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Thanks

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#10 2018-04-09 09:43:52

giovanni007
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Registered: 2015-12-23

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

Sounds like we have to keep with 10.13.3


Any download link for macOS 10.13.3 ?

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#11 2018-04-11 17:22:29

OxLib
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Registered: 2015-08-20

Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

Hi all,

I know imaging to machines with Fusion Drives has been a bit of a hassle, but what if my server has a fusion drive? I need to replace my mac mini server and am trying to decide whether I should get the hard drive model of the Mac Mini or the Fusion Drive model. Would the Fusion Drive prevent me from being able to image FROM that machine to other machines?

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#12 2018-04-13 06:52:34

mjsanders
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From: Delft, Netherlands
Registered: 2008-09-02
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Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

No, the local drive type is NOT related to the functionality of the server. The OS version is important.

I would recommend to go for SSD only, and stay on 10.12.6. Since We do minimal imaging nowadays, my local server could work with 256 GB, but that may be different for you.
SSD's are good at random read, and with several clients imaging (non-simultanious) random read performance is important.
If you have a lot of images, consider a SSD internal, plus external HD for your archive of images.
p.s. the current fusion drive for iMac 21.5" has only 24 GB ssd+1TB HD, I assume that is the same for Mac Mini's (it used to be 128GB in the earlier versions)

10.13 will use APFS for storage, and loose afp sharing (you can use smb)
and in the future (server 5.7) you will loose more services....

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#13 2018-04-17 02:43:05

longgegeno1
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Registered: 2018-01-29

Re: Can I still image with DS using a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive?

After a period of testing, it was found that as long as nbi was made from 10.13.3, everything works well.
https://community.ivanti.com/docs/DOC-66095

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