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How to create a chained differencing disk of another differencing disk in Virtual Box?

How to create a differencing disk (a chained one) from a disk that is already a differencing image? I would like to have: W2008 (base immutable) -> W2008+SQL2008 (differencing, with SQL ...
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What does a warning sign mean in Disk Management?

Here's a (hopefully) easy one: what does the warning sign: mean in disk management? The above image is of a mirrored drive (RAID 1) that is in the process of regenerating. Disk 3 was just added as ...
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Differencing Disks in VirtualBox

I'm struggling to understand how to do differencing disks in VirtualBox v3.1.0. I've created a Windows 2008 Server, but now I want to use that as a base image for a number of other servers. The help ...
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From SuperUser: Volume on spare drive marked as system partition

I asked this question on SuperUser a few days ago but haven't gotten any responses yet. I figured I would try my luck here since a) there isn't much of a difference between disk manager in Vista and ...
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Windows 2003 Dynamic Disks (Raid 1) resynching problem

I have a Windows Server 2003 R2 Ent server running with a C: drive and dynamic disk raid 1 Z: drive. The Z: drive mirrors two identical 1TB drives (same manufacturer, model number, and size - ...
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Optimal Disk Setup for OLTP SQL Server

We have a high transaction (lots of reads and writes) database server (running SQL 2005) that is currently set up with a RAID 1 OS partition (C:) and a RAID 5 data/log/tempdb partition (D:). The C: ...
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Server disk space stats VS space on disk array

I'm just a lowly developer so don't really have much exposure to our virtual server infrastructure, so thought I would ask a question here. Our IT manager just told me to ignore the 'disk space free' ...
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Hyper-V Server R2 - Disk management MMC returns RPC Server is unavailable

does someone faced error "The RPC server is unavailable" during connecting to Disk management MMC console to Hyper-V Server R2? Servers are in the same AD domain and MMC console is enabled on Hyper-V. ...
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Extend disk with diskpart or Disk Management

I have a Win 2008 Server that won't let me extend a disk. I have used both the computer management and the diskpart tool and both tell me that I have less than 1MB free and can't extend. I show that ...
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How Does Windows Number its Disks? Mine keep switching

How does Windows number its disks? By numbering, I mean the physical disks, which Disk Management calls Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2, etc. My C and D partition used to be on Disk 0 and my E partition was ...
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How do you limit the use of network storage in your company?

I think this is one area that is a pain for every sysadmin. Users don't really know how much storage space they are using, and don't take the time to manage what is stored there, or how long it stays ...
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Using a VHD as a data storage location?

I asked previously if there are good reasons to partition disks on Windows, and one of the big ones was for splitting data and OS. So that should you reinstall, you do not need to worry about the data ...
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What are your recommendations/best-practices for vDisk/datastore/LUN management with VMWare ESX

Obviously there's an infinite variety of ways of carving up your raw SAN LUNs to provide VM boot and data vDisks - but what methods do you use, what are their pros/cons, and are there any good ...