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When it makes sense not to setup quota on NetApp volumes?

As I got a NetApp that was configured by somebody else I observed that all volumes do have quotas on them and due to this it seems that very often we end-up with problems because someone forgets to ...
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Get NetApp disk shelf serial number using 7-mode CLI

Is it possible to get the serial number of attached disk shelves from the controller CLI? I have 3 DS4246's attached to a FAS8020 7-mode HA pair controller. Maybe I'm staring right at it in the ...
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Netapp RSH Failing

I have two NetApp Filers that are part of a cluster (Version 7.1.3). I'm able to connect to one of the filers via RSH fine, but the second filer is failing with this error: [rshd_0:info]: couldn't ...
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vSphere Datastore for specific datatypes: NFS or iSCSI

I am looking into improving performance in my vSphere environment. We are using a NetApp appliance with all VMs stored in Datastores that are mounted via NFS. It was suggested to me that, for some ...
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Migration to Cisco Nexus 3064-T

In my environment I have 9 ESXi servers (ProLiant DL360 G7 & DL360p Gen8) and NetApp FAS2240 that is used for storage (NFS datastores). Currently, we have 1Gbps network with multiple VLANs ...
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Max SAS throughput of a disk stack?

I've been trying to figure out something. I have a stack of SAS shelves (attached to a NetApp if that's relevant). Each devices within the shelf is 6G SAS. According to the vendor, the sustained ...
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How can I query the NetAPP ONTAP API without using the SDK?

I have a bunch of NetApp filers, which I've been accessing via ssh with public-private key pairs. I would like to extend what I'm doing - we're repeatedly hitting limitations where e.g. ssh is ...
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NetApp OnTap: Reference by IP or Cluster Name?

I have a new NetApp Ontap cluster, and I'm trying to figure out how to document procedures for using it within my organization. It has a cluster name (netapp-cm, creative, I know), and I've allocated ...
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How do I configure a CIFS only NetApp filer for ssh public-private key access?

I've a NetApp filer that's running exclusively CIFS. (/vol/vol0 is CIFS exported) Account logins via ssh are possible as DOMAIN\username, but we're having difficulty with configuring ssh ...
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Show IO on Netapp

I think I might be hitting the IO limits of what my Netapp can deliver, as I have been adding more servers to my cluster and iowait has gone up on each server. However, how do I quantify this? How ...
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default NTFS permissions on NetApp CIFS share

Basic premise is that I've created a share and permissioned it up and I can't then change permissions, or even create a folder in it. Volume: /vol/ProjectData Share /vol/ProjectData as ...
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NetApp filer - lots of 'low water mark' CPs triggering on idle filer

I've 4 NetApp 2240-4 filer heads. They're single chassis 'cluster in a box' so two separate units. Over the last few days, at about the same time - all of them started logging a LOT of Low water ...
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Kerberized root user on RHEL 5/6

I'm currently involved with getting NFSv4 and Kerberos. We've decided to bite the bullet and try and make the transition. Our environment is: Windows AD LDAP auth on Linux against said AD. ...
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Does a NetApp NAS provide features with VMware compared to a ZFS based NAS?

Are there feature advantages from a VMware point of view to use a NetApp nas instead of a ZFS based NAS running e.g. OmniOS? Another way to formulate the question: Are there features unlocked when ...
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Premature SMB/CIFS Session Close (System error 1312) with Password on SMBv2

In attempting to issue a "net use" to a NetApp share, I'm experiencing a very unique situation. A particular user is required to issue scans across a CIFS, however that user (which has full ...
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Unable to ping between ESXi host and Netapp storage on the same switch

I am unable to ping between ESXi host and Netapp controller that are both connected on the same switch and configured for private IP addresses. Yet I CAN ping between 2 Esxi hosts and between 2 ...
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NetApp RAID DP - and disk space of parity drives

I've been reading: http://community.netapp.com/t5/Tech-OnTap-Articles/Back-to-Basics-RAID-DP/ta-p/86123 That basically describes RAID-DP as diagonal parity raid. But there's one thing that's ...
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Joining a NetApp to a domain on a Read Only Domain Controller

I have an isolated network, into which I've built a vfiler. The point of this network is that it's a non routed 'test' network. However, there's a need for LDAP/Kerberos and CIFS access to the ...
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Management for Netapp filers and vFilers

How can I manage the system files on a filer or vFiler in Netapp? There are a couple of really important system files in every filer that it's really only feasible to manage by hand. While there are ...
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How can I test my DR on Netapp without stopping replication?

I have two Netapp filers running ONTAP 7-mode with some volumes on the main one replicated to the secondary one on another site. I need to regularly test my DR, but I can't break the replication ...
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What could prevent autocompletion from working on Exchange 2010/Outlook 2010?

I am working with a user in my organization who recently had her mailbox contents restored and now is unable to add entries to her autocompletion list. We are all using Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010 ...
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NetApp ipspace with common vol0 exports

I've got a requirement to use vfilers and ipspaces to segregate network traffic to a NetApp filer in a multi-tenancy environment. Unfortunately, most of it has already been implemented and designed, ...
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connect-nacontroller - slow connection

I've recently started working with Powershell and the Netapp Data-Ontap Module V 3.0 When running connect-nacontroller, there is a very long pause before the connection is made and I am able to work ...
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NetApp FAS 3020c, volume is full

We've noticed a problem with one of our volumes on netapp filer. It seems that volume is full, NetApp informs, that volume is using or reserving 100% of space (0% of inodes) - this is shown as the ...
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Expanding NetApp volume via spare disks

I am somewhat new to NetApp, so please bear with me. I have a NetApp appliance that I was told has spare disks. How do I: Determine how many spare disks I have available? I have tried "disk show", ...
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Netapp raid scrubbing on a V-Series

My V-Series NAS is running ontap 7.3, and gets all its disk from a SAN. LUNs are provisioned to the Netapp, which puts them into a raid-0. The SAN itself, of course, uses RAID with scrubbing and ...
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Modify CIFS share ACL's

I would like to modify permissions on a number of NetApp CIFS shares (over 100). These are user shares and each share has a different user with "Change" share permission, this permission now needs to ...
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What is a Fibre Channel disk? [closed]

Our NetAPP SAN uses something called "Fibre Channel" disks. What are Fibre Channel disks, and does this mean that I can't replace them with a NetApp SATA or SAS disk?
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Can a NetApp disk array be used as a JBOD?

I have a bunch of (old) NetApp DS14MK2 disks arrays with Fibre Channel connections. I wouldn't use them to anything critical, but instead of throwing them out, could I use each of them as a separate ...
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After resizing a share's quota, why would we need to “resize” the volume?

We have one volume in our NetApp filer with multiple Qtrees that are shared as CIFS. To resize a share we normally: Modify the quota on the share Use "resize" command on the volume Perhaps I'm ...
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NetApp filer uses more amps when one power supply is turned off

We have two old NetApp FAS3050 filers at our colo. We also have an upcoming maintenance window that will take our circuits offline for an extended period of time. Our circuits are pretty much maxed ...
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Resizing of volumes used as VMWare NFS datastores causes Linux VM issues

We had to perform a live volume resize of an NFS datastores VMWare uses on our Netapp. All of our Windows VMs were fine after the resize. However, some of our Linux VMs had issues. Some Linux VMs ...
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NetApp erroring with: STATUS_NOLOGON_WORKSTATION_TRUST_ACCOUNT

Since a sitewide upgrade to Windows 7 on desktop, I've started having a problem with virus checking. Specifically - when doing a rename operation on a (filer hosted) CIFS share. The virus checker ...
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VMDK File Growing After copying it using CP?

Using FreeBSD and a mounted NetApp NFS Share. I'm trying to copy a file FROM: localdisk/something.vmdk (size 527776 kilobytes) TO: nfsmount/copy-something.vmdk (size 533168 kilobytes) But it seems ...
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Using NDMP Device as Storage in Symantec Backup Exec 2012

In our backup system, a group of servers are being backed up using Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to HP Disk Cartridges. We use HP Ultrium 5-SCSI as the disk drive, and HP 1x8 G2 Autoloader to load the ...
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NetApp ONTAP 7.1: Enable async on NFS export

Is there an async feature for NFS exports on NetApp ONTAP 7.1? If so, how can it be enabled? The best search result I've found so far was an unanswered post on the NetApp forums: ...
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NetApp filer - resetting NTFS permissions with fsecurity?

I have a NetApp filer, with a CIFS export. The permissions have been locked down on it, to a point where it's no longer accessible. I need to reset the permissions on this - I've figured out I can ...
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Can NetApp Snapshots be used as Backups?

Our shop relies very heavily on NetApp Volume Snapshots for backups. We use traditional agent-based tape backups for some of our data but by and large we rely on the Snapshots for the majority of our ...
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How to install NetApp SystemManager as a service under linux?

It seems the NetApp dropped the web interface support some time ago and now they require you to instal and run SystemManager, which happens to be a webserver running on localhost. It seems that their ...
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Which network file systems can deal with huge amount of subdirectories?

I need a network file system that can be accessed from multiple machines as the same time and that it will still be able to keep like 100.000 subdirectories of a single directory. In case someone is ...
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How do I determine the actual size of a NetApp filer snapshot?

We have a volume serving up CIFS data, which seems to have a lot more snapshot data than the rest. I suspect that this is due to a higher rate of change, and that I could determine this using the snap ...
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Should I worry about Split I/O in a SAN?

We have a NetApp Storage system presenting LUNs to a few Hyper-V clusters. When running a system performance trace (in perfmon) on a 2008 R2 there's a warning about a "high level of Split I/O". ...
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How to check the current queue depth value?

I have an OEL server connected via fibre to a NetApp SAN. How can I view the queue depth as the OS sees it? Output from lspci: 05:00.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel ...
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NDMP restore of NetApp Filer is slow

This is a FAS2240 8.2P3 7-Mode Backup Software: EMC Networker 8.1 NDMP is configured and running inside a vFiler. Let's start with the backup. The backup command in Networker is: nsrndmp_save -T ...
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Issue deleting files from a NetApp Windows Share

At work we have a NetApp Windows Share setup. I browse with Windows Explorer to a folder which contained thousands of text files. I then select multiple files at the same time and delete the files. ...
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Problems mounting Kerberos authenticated NFS share on CentOS 6.4

I'm trying to mount a Kerberos authenticated NFS share on a CentOS 6.4 machine. I have tried exporting the protected share from both another CentOS 6.4 machine and from our NetApp with the same ...
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Restoring NTFS permissions

I have two large file shares where the following has occurred: A (currently unknown) administrator took ownership of the share. The administrator broke inheritance on the share, and removed the ...
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FAS3240 Storage Reports

We have two netapp FAS3240 - I am trying to run a storage report. At my last company we were using EMC storage products. You could run reports to show luns, size of luns, what is being used what is ...
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read only file system

we have a Linux box (RH5) accessing a LUN on a NETAPP FAS2040 via iSCSI, for some reason the system remounts the LUNS(file systems) in read only mode, mostly when deleting huge chunks of data, ...
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VMWare ESX and guest settings for Netapp cluster failover

If I'm running VMWare 5.x on FC [edit] LUNs presented from a Netapp running ontap 8.x in 7 mode, what steps should I take to ensure that the VMs can withstand a worst possible case cluster node ...