EVA8000 on Windows 7 - a strange fix which works.
If events have forced you back to Windows - here is one fix:
1. Add an NFS server to your Windows machine. The only product I've found which is compatible with NFS re-export is Omni-NFS (tried six products): http://www.xlink.com/nfs_products/NFS_Server/NFS_Server.aspx
2. Then build or buy a Linux server which can convert NFS back to the old Windows Networking standard (Lanman1?). I used this product which is proven for me: http://www.serverelements.com/?target=NASLite-2
3. Configure your Linux box to mount your windows machine as "remote storage" . In my case, I only had to point the EVA 8000 to the "shares" directory" to see all mounted drives. A good explanation is here: http://www.serverelements.com/?target=Sharing_Multiple_NASLite_Servers_as_One
The EVA now "sees" it's storage as SMB. Sounds complicated - but it's easy to setup and works well.
Would have preferred that the EVA 8000 offered NFS networking. This is the next best thing.
Hope this helps. It took me years to stumble upon this method. Perhaps desperation? I'm back to the EVA 8000 after many spending hundreds on alternatives with even worse firmware The EVA's "indexed lookup" is the correct approach IMO. None of the other machines have this.
Re: EVA8000 on Windows 7 - a strange fix which works.
Thanks for taking the time to share your post!
I'm sure the community will find it useful