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Install Winsat on server 2012? Windows System Assesment Tool

I use winsat disk to see my disk read / write speed windows 8 and it works great: cmd : winsat disk -drive c Can this be used on windows server 2012?
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Getting ssd, should i keep the ssd cache drive

We are going to install sdd's as main hdd in all of our pc's. However, some of them already have an ssd drive that is beeing used as a cache drive. Should be keep this chace ssd? It was my though ...
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0answers
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How do I check disk performance of LVM drive?

I have a CentOS server with 2 hard drives configured to use LVM over RAID1. How do I benchmark my hard drive? As seen in this question, I have used the following commands: # check read performance ...
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3answers
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Is there a point where harddrive age (Power On Hours) necessitates replacement? [duplicate]

I have several storage arrays where a significant number of the drives have been powered on between 25,000 - 30,000 hours (2.8 - 3.4 years). These drives have no other issues or errors. What I want ...
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0answers
15 views

No disk space on / (Debian Jessie) [duplicate]

I have a problem with disk space on my dedicated server. I have no disk space available on partition / root@server1:/# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 96G ...
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1answer
241 views

Is it possible that just one bit switches so my file shows me a letter “Q” instead of a “S”

In our application we use Hibernate and PostgreSQL to store data. In one of our database tables we have a discriminator column which says for example "TIPPSPIEL". It is a fixed string and can not be ...
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1answer
42 views

Monitoring Windows Hard Drives

When you run several 100 windows servers and even business systems, what is a good option for monitoring hard disks and checking for bad sectors? Are there applications out there that can send e-mail ...
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4answers
1k views

how to find a not formatted hard disk on linux

My server has 2 hard disks. One very limited of around 500 GB and another NOT FORMATTED of more than 1 TB. I need to find this second disk to format it (and eventually mount it to my Red Hat 6 ...
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1answer
200 views

Will configuring a server with RAID 5 and (2*500gb) + (2*1TB) work?

I'm currently setting up a DELL server, which came with 2*500gb disk drives but is configured in RAID 1. I want to increase the total capacity of the disk storage to at least 1TB. Now with it being ...
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2answers
419 views

RAID 1 hard disks errors, file system is not mounting

I have a Server with 2 HDDs in soft RAID 1, the OS is Debian Wheezy. After some database testing, the file system has gone to read-only mode, after which I have rebooted the machine. The server is not ...
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1answer
134 views

Are disk partition labels or UUIDS stored in the partition area itself or in some other area of the hard disk? [duplicate]

Are disk partition labels or UUIDS stored in the partition area itself or in some other area of the hard disk? e.g If the dd command is used is used to copy the raw partition image from one partition ...
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2answers
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understanding disk space on ec2 freebsd instance

So I probably lack some basic fundamental understanding when it comes to unix drives. On amazon-ec2, I just created an instance where I specified the root device to be 30 GB. If I goto volumes I see ...
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6answers
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How can I successfully mount an 8-bit SCSI drive on a modern computer?

I have a number of internal 8-bit SCSI-1 drives that I'd like to archive for historical purposes. These are all the old NeXT Cubes and NeXTStations (monochrome and color) that were used by id ...
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2answers
141 views

Do we need to perform disk checking periodically on Linux

Do we need to perform periodic disk checking,for bad blocks and bad sectors?. Our servers havent been restarted for last 4 months,also no disk checking have been performed on any disks. Can that can ...
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2answers
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Disk (EXT4) suddenly empty without any sign of why

I have a Ubuntu 10.04 server with several disks in it. The disks are setup with a union filesystem, which presents them all as one logical /home. A few days ago, one of the disks appears to have ...
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2answers
131 views

LOCK/Password Protect home partition

I have access to a server with SSH and for some reason I want to LOCK/Password protect or encrypt the home partition. Its very important for me to do it in the best possible way, I don't want anyone ...
4
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4answers
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Are new HP Gen8 servers compatible with g7 drives?

Are HP Gen8 servers (namely DL380 Gen8 with 2.5" HP disks) compatible with 2.5" harddrives from G5-G7 servers? I mean original HP disks in HP caddies not plain SAS/SATA drives.
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1answer
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Mixing dual and single port SAS disks

I have a HP DL380 G5 with 8x146GB single port SAS SSF disks (DG146ABAB4). A couple of them have failed and I can't find any new single port disks anymore. They all seem to be dual port. I'm wondering ...
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2answers
189 views

How create ghost images and copy to many drives [closed]

I am looking for the cleanest and most reliable solution to create ghost images of a windows 7 based machine and copy these images to multiple hard drives. I am looking for the software needed to ...
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1answer
101 views

Frequent Disk Write

I am making a dataminer which needs to write to around 50 different files every 30 seconds. Each file is around 50kb. This process will run 24/7, 365 days a year. The dataminer is build on Node.js and ...
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5answers
616 views

If you don't need to cram more disks in the same space, do 2.5“ hdd have any advantage over 3.5”?

Nowadays many server systems use 2.5" hard disks, afaik because they can put more spindles in the same chassis and maybe they use less power. When I don't need / cannot put more disks, is there any ...
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1answer
519 views

Disk is spinning down each minute, unable to disable it

I played with spindown and APM settings of my Samsung discs and now they spin down every minute. I want to disable it, but it seems it does not accept any of the spindown time or APM values. Nothing ...
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2answers
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How long should rebuilding 250GB take? [closed]

In a PowerEdge 1900 have I a hardware RAID 5 of 5x250GB disks + 1 hot spare 250GB. Disk 2 have errors, so I forced it offline in the raid bios to replace it. Now it have been rebuilding to the hot ...
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6answers
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Is a hard drive's serial number globally unique?

On Linux I can use smartctl to get a hard drive's vendor, model, firmware revision and serial number: # smartctl -a /dev/sdb smartctl 5.40 2010-07-12 r3124 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build) ...
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2answers
360 views

Ubuntu raid 1 write errors

I have an Ubuntu server set up with two SATA drives in a RAID 1 configuration with MDADM. The machine is used to record raw video, which involves a lot of writing to the disk. Sometimes during video ...
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1answer
407 views

Windows Server hard disk writes slow down after about one minute

I'm copying a 130 GB SQL Server backup to my Windows 2008 server, and to start with I get write speeds around 80 GB/sec, which is about what I'd expect. However, after the initial burst about a ...
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1answer
447 views

Random hard drive activity on server 2008 r2

I have Windows Server R2 setup, just as a simple webserver, although it has not gone live yet and is not connected to the network. I notice quite often some random hard disk activity, that will make ...
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1answer
663 views

Hard-Disk Performance: Two Partitions (Raid) vs One Large Partition (Raid) for VMs?

I have a dedicated machine (host) that will host two guests (Virtual Machines via KVM). What is better in regard to IO Performance: Sorry, important update, by RAID I mean RAID-1 (and I will not ...
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4answers
5k views

Missing HDD space - says 65GB used, selecting all folders shows 40GB used

Running Windows Server 2008, 74GB raptor drive and noticed we only had about 500MB left - yikes! So deleted some old backups we don't need, but can't track down where about 25GB seems to be taken up. ...
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5answers
2k views

The difference between desktop-series HDD drives and server-series

What are the main differences between desktop-series hard disks and server-series? The obvious things I can see are: durability (server hardware mostly more qualitative and have more warranty) and ...
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4answers
317 views

Data Recovery Software (Formatted Hard Drive)

Well... I'd really appreciate your help on this one. It's like this: someone decided to reinstall Windows on his PC, but did not make any backups, and there are a lot of things (well... photos, ...
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5answers
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What options are available to perform whole disk encryption with Snow Leopard

We would like to encrypt the entire disk of a Snow Leopard workstation running some sensitive file, database and web services. PGP does not yet work for 10.6, and we cannot use FileVault as it is not ...
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4answers
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Why can I not shrink the disk volume down more than 50% of original size on Server 2008

I have a new server with 540 GB disk on one partition. I decided to shrink the volume down so I could have a couple of partitions for various reasons. I could only shrink the volume by 50%. I went ...
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Maximum paritions on single harddisk?

How many maximum partitions can we create on a single drive? I remember getting error once when I had created somewhere around 16 partitions on same disk. Why put this limit? What is the problem with ...