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XenServer move VM Failed

We currently are running our XenServer virtual machines off of an over extended Drobo unit and wanted to migrate a particular 600+GB VM off of the Drobo onto a newer Drobo, so I attached a storage ...
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XenServer 6.2 Read Only and Slow Disk I/O

I virtualized a datacenter a few months back and we have a pool of 3 HP DL360 G5 servers, each with 32GB of Memory and dual Intel Xeons. Recently we have been experiencing 2 issues, the first of which ...
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iSCSI - what's faster?

I have a DroboPro that is currently connected to a GS748TS switch. Also connected to the switch is a server and few workstations. Which method would be better in performance? Add a NIC to the ...
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drobo/rsync create weird root folder [closed]

Running rsync from a drobo to fetch remote files, rsync create a wierdly named folder "_2X68O~Y" which contains the fetched files and folders. Under sh the folder has an empty name. the commandine, ...
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Drobo Thin Provisioning: What happens when you run out of space?

I'm thinking about getting a Drobo S to add some storage on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. The Drobo offers thin provisioning. While I will only have 4.5TB of space initially, I'd like to use thin ...
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SSH / RSync from Drobo to Drobo

I'd like to run a backup rsync job from one Drobo to another. I've managed to get rsync and the ssh tools installed so that I can ssh from my desktop into backup@drobo1.local and then ssh into ...
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Sporadic Write Speed on USB Drobo Array

I have a 2nd Gen Drobo (the 4-bay with USB 2 and FireWire 800) which is hooked up to a computer that acts as an office file server. Lately I've noticed that it was seeming a bit slow, so I ran a ...
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Why does postfix mail server throw error 502 when testing email from Drobo Dashboard?

I'm configuring a Drobo on a Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Server file server and am trying to configure email notifications. Unfortunately, when doing so, both our primary mail server and the local Mail ...
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Synology NAS server for home network? [closed]

I am considering a Synology DS1511+ for my a development network. I was going down the Drobo Pro FS road until I discovered that their performance is fairly weak. This is sad because a friend of mine ...
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Drobo-like linux file server - how do I do it?

I've been pondering for a long time about how I can set up a server which operates much like the Drobo storage thing. The reasons I don't actually want a drobo is because I've heard scare stories, ...
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Files on ext4 on Drobo with corrupt, zero-ed out blocks

I have a 2TB ext4 file system (Ubuntu running Linux kernel 2.6.31-22-server x86_64). This file system is the second drive on a Drobo box plugged in via USB. We've not had problems on the first drive ...
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Drobo mirror setup

We have recently acquired 3 Drobo and tried setting them up, each of them contain 4x2TB HDD, but it only shows 5,44TB available, probably because of their beyondRaid technology, this lead to 2 ...
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DroboPro ISCSI Connection - Connection has limited or no connectivity in Windows 2003

I have a DroboPro I've connected the device directly via USB and it works fine. If i connect the ethernet cable directly from the 2nd Network card on my host machine, to the DroboPro (in order to use ...
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DroboS causes Windows Server 2008 box to hang on boot

I'm running a DroboS connected via eSATA and the machine will not boot past the initial Windows graphic loading screen no matter how long I let it run. Windows Server 2008 x86 connected via an ...
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Backup Exec b2d NAS

I'd like to backup my servers to a Drobo NAS which shows up in Windows as a network drive. It doesn't seem possible in Backup Exec 2010 to create a backup to disk folder on a mapped network drive. I ...
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Drobo Pro or SAN for backups

I have multiple offices and was thinking of using two Drobo Pros as a storage location for my backups, with one at each site being synced. It seems like on the surface its a cheap alternative to a ...
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Drobo Pros won't mount via iSCSI

I've got an Xserve where I've configured a Drobo Pro. Connected via firewire and USB, it works fine, but when connected to a separate network port, it doesn't mount. I've got the Drobo Pro configured ...
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Replace FileServer with DROBO

We have a Linux FC4 (old!) running with two mirrored sata drives (200gb each). This old setup has been working for years with Samba. The server is an IBM Netfinity that in my opinion, it uses too much ...
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Any RAID-like system for using discs of various sizes?

Drobo did it somehow - i.e. they can mix and match multiple sizes of discs, as long as 2 biggest discs have the same size. Is there any solution for this type of storage, free, for Linux?
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Losing filesystem features moving from Fedora to XP 64-bit, DroboPro doesn't support linux :(

I recently purchased a DroboPro to replace my 2TB RAID 5 array. The new device has 8 SATA bays, and I've filled 5 of them with 1TB drives, giving me about 4TB of available space. The old RAID server ...
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What is the meaning of Linux e2fsck “restarting fsck from the beginning”?

My regularly monthly corruption of my drobo ext3 linux means I have fsck -f -y the device but I'm getting the message above a few hours into the process. Anyone know what that means? I expect that it ...
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VMWare ESX Storage Upgrade solutions

Current situation: 2xESX 3.5 (Soon to be vSphere) 2xESXi 3.5 All four servers are running standalone. The two ESX servers are beginning to run out of hard drive space but still doing very well on ...
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drobo pro speed?

I'm looking at picking up a fully loaded drobo pro this year (last quater). Has anyone actually found any benchmarks on it yet? I've seen many people saying the speed of the current drobo mk2 is less ...