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S3-compatible Object Storage systems [closed]

Has anyone come across a near 100% Amazon S3 RESTful API compatible object storage system? What I am after is a layer that sit on top of any (preferably a POSIX) filesystem that provides Amazon S3 ...
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“Cloud” file storage Vs. Self-Managed Servers (What's the big deal with cloud?)

So I'm just going to jump right in to the maths; My web host offers a server with 5x2TB drives, unmetered 1GB/s connection and can provision servers in 5 different data-centers, for ~$200/month. If I ...
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How to choose a cloud service for backups

I am thinking of using a cloud service to backup one of my client's website. My (clients) main concerns are (in decreasing order of importance) Protection of IP (trade secrets, source code), user ...
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What Makes Cloud Storage (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, google Apps) different from Traditional Data center storage networking (SAN and NAS)?

Some confusion because of my question so to make it simple : "What kind of storage do big cloud providers use and why?" As far as i understand, however I am not able to find any kind of official ...
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How to use “Instance Store Volumes” storage in Amazon EC2?

According to AWS I got 850 GB storage with the Medium EC2 server. But when i create an Amazon Linux AMI, I am unable to use the 850 GB provided. While creating it does show in Storage Device ...
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Full-featured online backup providers for medium-sized enterprise? [closed]

I've been banging my head against the wall trying to find an online backup service that supports all of the following enterprisey features: Full-system backup for Linux and Windows 2003/2008 ...
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Cloud storage vs traditional storage [closed]

I'm trying to understand the hype around cloud computing and whether it could be a better alternative to a traditional data center in terms of costs. I can see the benefits of cloud if you are a small ...
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Eucalyptus / no bootable EBS yet - any alternatives to Eucalyptus?

I've read a couple of articles that Eucalyptus doesn't support bootable EBS yet. This is a problem since you can't make a backup form an instance like you a able on Amazon cloud or Rack Space Cloud. ...
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CSS Files not getting updated on Cloudfront

Been having this problem with my website not displaying updated CSS files. The last time I had this problem, I ended up erasing my S3 bucket and CloudFront distribution, and re-creating the whole ...
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What is Best storage servers infrastructure ? DAS/NAS/SAN or installing GlusterFS/LUSTER/HDFS/RBDB

I am trying to design an infrastucture for the project I am working on. It would be somehow a file-sharing/downloading project (like rapidshare) and I would need high storage sizes and good scability, ...
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projects or packages to emulate a tape drive with a Amazon S3 or OpenStack Swift compatible backend?

I've got some data that is being backed up to tape via bacula, and at some point soon I am going to need to migrate to non-tape storage. Bacula supports to-disk archiving, but it occurred to me that ...
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AWS Storage Gateway without the “on-premises” part?

The use cases for the AWS Storage Gateway always seem to assume that the virtual storage gateway would be installed on-premises (i.e. local to the customer) and would then be synced to AWS. I am ...
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cloud hosted sync with free file system integration

I'm currently using wuala for remote storage / sync, and while I dislike their GUI greatly (and their poor support for headless systems), they have one amazing feature where a virtual disk (windows) ...
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“Nosy Neighbor” and the CFQ scheduler

I'm trying to understand how does using CFQ affects the "Nosy Neighbor" problem. I'll ask it a bit naively, can a "Nosy Neighbor" even exist when using CFQ? Isn't that CFQ should make sure all ...
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Eucalyptus Walrus Connection Problems

I'm beginning with Eucalyptus, with some S3 and EC2 background. I have an app for which I use a personal library to interface with S3 and store/retrieve files from there. Now I want to make my app ...
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UEC store error

I installed UEC with the help of this manual. And and I had not any problems until I tried to enter the section Store in Web-interface. At this point, get error messages: Error 60: server certificate ...
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Fastest reliable way to transfer 100GB files globally? [duplicate]

Our latest project at work involves sending 100GB+ files from our office in Dallas to our client in Australia. I've been asked to put together the fastest, most reliable way of transferring these ...
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Ec2 instance down with error: cannot create temp file for here-document

Iam running my website built on ruby on rails in development mode on ec2 instance, when i ssh to that instance it says.. Welcome to Ubuntu 12.10 (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64) * ...
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Incremental backups from Rackspace Cloud Files to Amazon Glacier [closed]

Is there a software product/module (open-source or commercial) that can provide incremental backups from Rackspace Cloud Files to Amazon Glacier? We are looking for something that will provide the ...
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How to reset connection pool in Azure (Error: max pool size was reached)?

I am getting the below error in my Azure website and am scrambling to fix it: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool. This may have occurred ...
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Best option for storage clustering

I'm working on an application that requires a large amount of storage space and I want to handle storage 'in-house' (Much cheaper than, say, S3) so we will have multiple servers (Initially 4) with ...
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Strange Disk Benchmarking results for our storage, how to explain? [closed]

I recently tested the storage we got from our hosting provider. I don't know what raid config or how many disks the storage contains of. I used Atto Disk Benchmark which sends smaller and bigger ...
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Easy way to share a drive with password protected directories?

We have 50 computers that students share. Is there an easy way to have student folders on a single drive on the network where each student has a password? Students need to be able to go to any ...
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Change Azure VM Temporary Storage size

Is there any way in which we could increase the storage of an azure's virtual machine by decreasing the temporary storage? We currently have 126GB of disk storage and 312 GB of temporary storage.
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Sync/mirror directory with Rackspace Cloud files bucket

What tool can I use to synchronize the content of a local directory with that of a Rackspace Cloud Files bucket? I need a rsync-like application to do a mirror, not a backup application. What I want ...
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Strategy to take cloud (amazon aws) backups

I need to take different type of backups(code backup, database backup, user uploaded files backup) from amazon instances, I need to make sure this backups are running properly and if any backup fails ...
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Swapping a EC2 EBS instance to be backed by local storage

I have a windows 2008 Amazon EC2 instance which is EBS backed. Both the root device (C:) and the EBS volume I have as the secondary drive (D:) are EBS volumes. I would like to migrate this instance ...
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What is the best way to utilize storage space on multiple (cloud) servers?

I have access to multiple cloud servers (all linux based) - the only problem is that they are somewhat limited on their storage capacity (around 50-100GB). The server just provide storage for actively ...
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High usage media server performance question + Backup solution

I have a fairly busy media related website which allows my users to stream / download large MP3 files (50-200Mb), at busy periods I have around 250+ concurrent streams / downloads. I have over 500GB ...
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Cloud based file share

I normally wouldn't ask such a general question here. But I just started my own company and suddenly found myself in need of a team based file sharing solution. My developers and designers work all ...
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Most efficient way to setup massive high-availability storage in Azure to work with multiple VMs?

I'm looking into various options for setting up massive high-availability storage in Windows Azure, to use together with my Azure VMs. The VMs need to be able to work with the storage as if were a ...
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What is the best private cloud storage setup

I need to create a private cloud and I'm searching for the best setup. These are my 2 most important requirements 1. Disk and system redundant 2. Price / GB as low as possible The system is going to ...
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Can Onedrive be linked to a server based home directory?

At the school I work at we currently give every user a mapped drive to their home folder on the file server, all controlled through Active Directory. We also have a heap of users using iPads, which ...
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How can I set up a load balancer to direct all Search Engine Bot traffic to one server?

We have a simple load balancer set up on Rackspace to 3 web server nodes. After reviewing our traffic and expenses, the largest bandwidth hog is Google Bot. Since on Rackspace we pay for bandwidth ...
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Tool to monitor change in data

Is there Windows a tool I can run on my servers to report how much of a change in data there is day to day on our servers/file shares? I'd like to determine if a cloud backup is feasible or if too ...
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Alternative S3 for in-house use? [closed]

We have a project for which S3 is a perfect fit, but for some customers we need to run everything in house. Ideally, we'd run something such that little or none of the code needs to change; can ...
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Trouble attaching more than 6 EBS volumes to EC2 instance

I'm using chef to create RAID10 arrays. Last friday morning (10/22) I was able to create arrays with 9 EBS volumes on dev/sdz1-9 with no problems I started having trouble attaching more than 6 EBS ...
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Need to make a storage that keeps growing in size [closed]

First, due to security reasons and others I wont be able to make use of S3, or other similar solution. I have a a storage server in which I have a 1TB had disk. I have a Mysql server running in it. ...
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Is more than a virtual dedicated server needed initially for a user-generated video sharing site?

I'm building a hybrid flash and HTML5 user-generated video site. I'm a novice but have some more knowledgeable developers helping me. I've bought a virtual dedicated server with 30 GB of disk space ...
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Suggest CDN with Byte-Range requests support for streaming [closed]

I'm trying to find high load solution for streaming server. The idea came to me this morning. What about CDN or cloud storage with byte-range support. Basically flash player require only partial ...
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Mounting an Azure blob container in a Linux VM Role

I previously asked a question about this topic but now I prefer to rewrite it from scratch because I was very confused back then. I currently have a Linux XS VM Role in Azure. I basically want to ...
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What are the alternatives to MozyPro for server-level file system off site backups?

Due to problems with getting support, we are currently looking to move away from using MozyPro to backup our Windows servers (150 GB~ of file shares and various development tools for our team of ...
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Linux -Can I rsync to dropbox or another free cloud storage service? [duplicate]

We host a small community, not for profit site and mailing list, is it possible to rsync to dropbox or a similar (free) service to maintain backup? Edit: For context, we host on a shared VM and don't ...
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Is there a way to synchronize my distributed storage infrastructure with file changes possible on each location? [closed]

I need a storage device in 3 different location. Each device will have 4TB of storage. At least 2TB should be a 'shared folder' working like Dropbox: when a user change a file in one location, the ...
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Consolidating storage on multiple VPS instances

Say you have four VPS instances running. One is an nginx proxy which handles requests for your two middle layers VPS instances running a web app via FastCGI and the final VPS is running the database. ...
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Cheap distributed hosting - will it improve service reliability?

I'm developing a quite popular mobile application which needs to download some amount of data at first run (then check availability of new data periodically). Currently I'm using shared hosting at ...
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Confused about cloud hosting? Cloud server… 3 Dedicated or 1 Cloud? Which is the way to go?

I've finished programming an entire social network to replace an old one with already 60,000 users, (well after 6 years),but it has 100-300 users on-line at some times. I was going to start putting ...
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Simple instructions for setting up Seafile in Windows 2008 R2 on AWS?

I need to setup a corporate alternative to DropBox. After a bit of research, Seafile looks like a good bet. Also, I will need to host my file server in the cloud. Eventually I will want to by a ...
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What are the options for expanding the available storage on a VPS?

I have several virtual servers hosted at Linode, and I'm looking for a way to expand the available storage capacity. On some of those servers I'd need to have between 0.5 and 2 TB of space. ...
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In UEC, created volume appears, disappears, why?

I've installed UEC and got it up and running but when I create a volume and attach it to an instance it appears and disappears. and in my instance I can't seem to see it using sudo fdisk -l thanks in ...