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102 views

Vmware Nas slow transfer rates/IOPS

I have built a test environment with a Synology RS812+ and an old HP140 server which has a gigabit nic installed. I have dedicated one nic to the network to DHCP and the direct to NAS from the server ...
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1answer
302 views

Synology iSCSI Target - Install Ubuntu Server using PXE

Massive iSCSI/PXE noob here. I have a iSCSI target on my Synology NAS that I have attached in OSX using VirtualBox. I have the Ubuntu Server install ISO mounted on the Synology at ...
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2answers
295 views

Can't find ISCSI drives after NAS firmware update

This is what it's all about: I've got a Linux network with an actual hardware server running two separate virtual machines and a QNAP NAS T-459 Pro+ as a fileserver. Since updating the QNAP firmware ...
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1answer
391 views

iscsi concurrent access / iscsi volume shared access on NAS

I having a 7-bay NAS box with Raid-5 (5.3TB usable) with netgear gigabit Ethernet switch to connect the hosts (3 windows7 machine Specs: i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB HDD / gigabit Ethernet NIC). (All of the ...
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2answers
223 views

large iSCSI disk a good idea on an entry-level “unified” NAS?

I am working on implementing a D2D backup solution for ~150 computers based on Crashplan ProE (no cloud storage). For the storage backend, I picked up an Overland Snapserver DX2 head unit and one ...
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1answer
57 views

Backups devices for Windows Server Backup and Symantec [closed]

What is the best way to backup windows SQL, Exchange or AD servers data to? NAS, external USB , iSCSI or perhaps some other backup solution? I will not however be considering cloud backup solutions ...
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2answers
212 views

iSCSI no longer recognizing NAS drives

I have two NAS (Seagate Black Armors) connected to our network through iSCSI to a Dell Optiplex 760 running 32-bit Windows 7 and Windows iSCSI Initiator. For some unknown reason, within the last week ...
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1answer
710 views

ShadowCopy Error 7001 (Unable to create a shadow copy) but SC got created and works fine, what to do?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell R410. A QNAP NAS is connected to it via gigabit crossover. A 2.6 TB LUN is mounted via iSCSI as Volume Z:. A task should create Shadow Copies three times ...
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1answer
126 views

How to rebuild my NAS

Today I have a QNAP TS-859U+ with 8 X 2TB disks in it. As it's was setup on day-1 it uses a single volume on a raid 5. The volume has currently a mixture of: 2 shared folders 5 iScsi Targets - ...
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4answers
18k views

Disk IO slow on ESXi, even slower on a VM (freeNAS + iSCSI)

I have a server with ESXi 5 and iSCSI attached network storage. The storage server has 4x1Tb SATA II disks in Raid-Z on freenas 8.0.4. Those two machines are connected to each other with Gigabit ...
0
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1answer
461 views

Unable to initialize BlackArmor after running iSCSI Manager and Windows 7 iSCSI Initiator

I want to add a 12TB NAS to my current iSCSI, which already controls an Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 1TB NAS. I've connected to the new NAS via Windows 7 iSCSI Initiator. When I open Disk Manager it ...
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2answers
404 views

Feasibility of controlling two or more NAS via iSCSI

We currently run a two-year-old Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 through Windows iSCSI initiator on a Dell Optiplex 745. Meanwhile, we have two Seagate BlackArmor 440's running independently through Ethernet ...
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1answer
3k views

Free SAN Storage Software for Linux [closed]

I'm looking for a free solution to build virtual disk targets accessible over SAN (iSCSI). Primary requirement for me is data deduplication support. After much search on the internet i came across ...
3
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1answer
159 views

What happens if I pull the plug of an iSCSI device?

If I pull the network connector of an iSCSI device, what happens? Will the "client" automatically connect again if I plug it in again? Is there a timeout? (in my case I'm talking about a QNAP NAS ...
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1answer
392 views

DFS File Storage and XenServer VMs on iSCSI Target with Two, Cross-Country locations

I am planning on deploying a NAS/iSCSI target cluster of two Dell NX3100 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2. Here are some of the environment details currently: I have two office locations on ...
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3answers
1k views

can ZFS NAS serve storage multiple hosts?

is it possible to serve blocks of storage to multiple hosts using iSCSI protocol? each block is reserved to one writer (host) is it only limited by available NIC ports? update: shared storage ...
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3answers
5k views

which Linux iSCSI target support SCSI 3 Persistant reservations?

looking for Linux iSCSI target software that support SCSI-3 persistent reservations? isci enterprise target tgt: scsi-target-utils open-iscsi
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4answers
2k views

VMware NAS/iSCSI recommendations - smallish organization

I have two VMware servers - ESX + ESXi. Two backup NAS boxes. The current NAS boxes are low-cost and unsuitable for running VMs from. Support NFS only. Slow. My plan is to have a dedicated iSCSI/NAS ...
0
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1answer
168 views

As a small business about to overhaul infrastructure and go virtual, how can we take advantage of all the features of the QNAP TS-439 Pro II+?

Specifically, how can we benefit from these current list of features? We're very new to this and I want to be able to talk intelligently to our IT consultant. VMware Ready Citrix Ready Built-in iSCSI ...
3
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4answers
376 views

Fast disk access in virtualisaion

My organisation is going to invest in either RedHat virtualization with KVM or VMware ESX. Some of our work involves disk intensive bio-informatics stuff such as BLAST, which we have found to mostly ...
0
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1answer
387 views

How to use more than 10 block level iSCSI volumes on Synology DSM 2.3 for ESXi

We have a Synology NAS RS810RP+ running DSM 2.3-1161 and there are several block level iSCSI devices configured. Each of the devices is used as iSCSI harddrive for a different ESXi VM. (Every VM has ...
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2answers
5k views

Synology NAS as iSCSI target for VMWare ESXi

The Synology NAS 810+ is 'certified as compatible with VMware vSphere 4' - but we are planning to go with a cheaper Synology rack NAs. What do we loose (except performance and size) if we want use ...
2
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3answers
147 views

Does high end hardware storage use files as iSCSI targets internally?

Is it correct that if you create an iSCSI target on a high end hardware storage, then what it does is to create the target as a file on a file system? I mean, that can't be good for performance?
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1answer
1k views

Can I use DFS Replication with Shared Storage?

I am looking to add redundancy to our DFS shares and want to utilize a new iSCSI SAN array in the process. I am thinking of having two servers (one virtual, one physical - sitting on different hosts) ...
0
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2answers
277 views

Sub-$1000 iSCSI NAS options [closed]

I'm in the market for a sub-$1000 NAS solution for a small development/QA network. Needs to be reliable and something we won't worry about overnight, but does not need to be bulletproof/5 nines/what ...
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1answer
613 views

Using a NAS to store user files over iSCSI/NFS?

I have an environment with servers (5-6) virtualized and hosted locally on the hypervisor. They act as file servers, so am thinking of moving the files out to a NAS (TheCUS or QNAP) and share over ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the difference between iSCSI, NAS, and EVault?

I manage approximately 10 servers that I would like to set up to each back up a relatively small set of data nightly. Stale backups are deleted, we only need approximately 40gb of storage. Our ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Using same drive for iSCSI and SMB share under FreeNAS

I'm setting up a new FreeNAS server this weekend with pretty good success, but I am stuck on one last issue. Right now I have 2x 1.5 TB drives that I want mirrored (I was planning Software RAID 1) ...
2
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6answers
5k views

ESXi NAS configuration

My client's setup is as follows. Two Dell Poweredge servers, running ESXi, with 3 virtual machine spread across them. Each has about 2TB of space in SAS disk, which host the virtual machines. These ...
2
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4answers
6k views

5400 RPM vs. 7200 RPM 2.5" Drives in RAID - Any Real Difference?

Suppose you setup 8 drives in a RAID 10 configuration using 2.5" drives using 500GB capacity each (total 2TB with RAID10 config 1TB useable). The controller (assume a typical 3ware SATA controller) ...
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5answers
2k views

Sync up VMWare Images on backup SAN

I added an additional iSCSI SAN as a backup to our existing ESX Server storage array (homegrown, so no fancy NetApp or EMC software to manage this). Any way to automagically sync up the VM images in ...
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7answers
10k views

SQL Server Files Local or NAS or SAN?

I have to install a new Server with SQL Server 2008, What do you recommend, One server with Raid 10 or the Files in a NAS? What about iSCSI should I use it? What about SAN? The server has 4Gb of ...