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VMDKs on a NAS - dealing with replication, snapshots, etc [on hold]

I don't know why I'm thinking of VMs and NAS on my day off :(. We are specing out an enterprise grade NetApp NAS. It's purpose isn't for Vmware but I was thinking of how I would store and run VMDKs ...
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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 ...
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NetApp Data ONTAP PowerShell Get Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) Flag?

I am trying to find out what CIF Shares have the Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) flag set on them through the NetApp Data ONTAP PowerShell CMDLET. You can set it through the CLI by using ...
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How can I use mount a NetApp NFS drive on Windows so I can create symlinks on it?

I tried two ways of mounting a NetApp NFS drive on a Windows server: Mounting using SMB/CIFS from NetApp Mounting as a NFS drive using Windows NFS Sevices With none of them, Windows did not let me ...
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Setting up a NetApp as a simple FC LUN carver

For a particular application, I want to configure a NetApp filer (7-mode) to be as close as possible to an old-fashioned storage subsystem without snapshots or fancy features. vol create vol_ESX -s ...
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NetApp - right configuration for vSphere environment

I'm thinking now about buying a NetApp for my vSphere environment (use NetApp NAS features). I'm looking for a solution that will give me at least 6000IOPS, and i need about 15TB of storage. I thought ...
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I have a Netapp that I want to backup for off site backup/DR [closed]

We use mixed CIFS and NFS volumes and I want to run a single backup server that copies all of the files from the NetAPP to local disks that can be sent of site for backup/DR. How would I configure ...
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NFS client has unbalanced read and write speeds

I've got a NetApp as my nfs server, and two Linux servers as the nfs clients. The problem is that the newer of the two servers has extremely differing read and write speeds whenever it is doing read ...
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Does LACP routing type have to be the same on all ends?

i was wondering if the routing mechanism for LACP (source / destination MAC, source+destination MAC, source / destination IP, source+destination IP) has to be the same within one LACP trunk* between ...
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Query NetApp with snmpget/snmpwalk

I have loaded the NetApp MIB file onto a linux server and I am able to snmpwalk the management interface. However, with the MIB loaded I only seem to see results that are prefixed with either RFC1213 ...
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NetApp Flex Volumes (Flexible Volumes)

I have an aggregate with a 150 GB Flexible volume with a 3 TB capacity and a growth increment of 10 GB. If I want to Copy 1.5 TB of data to the volume, it tells me there is not enough disk space. ...
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Folder Showing up as a File when viewed via Samba on a NetApp

we want to change files on our NetApp file server, and on every change of these files - a Debian machine duplicates the files to two other shares. Because of the duplication method we're using lsync, ...
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Have both domain and non-domain users use NetApp CIFS storage

My specific use case is that I have a NetApp CIFS storage that's in the domain, say, intranet. But I also have one hyper-v host that's not in the domain. I can't allow it into the domain, but I need ...
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NetApp and Hyper-V 2012 best practice/whitepapers? [closed]

We've recently acquired a NetApp/Cisco UCS solution, and I'd like to gather some background knowledge as to the best practices when setting up Hyper-V 2012 on such a solution. There is an upcoming ...
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Use web browser to launch windows applications [closed]

I'm look for some software (it may not exist yet) that would allow me to do something along the lines of: Install the software on a server, "package" and "publish" it similar to Windows Remote App, ...
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snmp mib for netapp on debian squeeze

Trying to get cacti drawing graphs on our netapp, I downloaded NETWORK-APPLIANCE-MIB.mib from http://www.oidview.com/mibs/789/NETWORK-APPLIANCE-MIB.html and copied it into /usr/share/mibs/netsnmp/. ...
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Does anyone other than NetApp offer NetApp support? [closed]

For example, HP and IBM offer to give support to the competitor's products at a lowered price. My situation is that the 16TB NetApp we have is fine, but the contract is about to expire and renewing a ...
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DFS: should I separate my home directories from my DFS root?

I am planning on setting up a DFS root to house all of our departmental shares, and I also plan on having Home directories that automatically mount through AD profile. We will be using a NetApp for ...
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NetApp NAS: How to enable encryption?

What are the commands to enable disk encryption on a NetApp NAS, can this be done per disk/array?
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Switch Netapp expansion FC port from target to initiator

I have a v3200 with a 4 port FC expansion card. I am trying to switch one (or all, doesn't matter) of those ports from target to initiator. When I execute fcadmin config, I get: ...
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FlexClone splitting in Netapp OnTap 7

I have a large volume containing only an NFS share I'd like to split up. 500GB of it (three specific subdirectories) needs to be put into a new volume. I'd like to avoid writing this data again. ...
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Xen virtualization NOT using a single centralized storage repo

I've been tasked with finding alternatives for storage VDIs and other underlying data in our Xen virtual machines. We currently use a NetApp filer cluster, but with the heads going EOL in December ...
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GETATTR issues with linux and netapp

We're having an issue with our linux systems connecting to our netapp via NFS. The read/write IOPS are only around 1000/s but the GETATTR calls are almost 10,000! I found this bug ...
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File system for a lot of small files

I'm using NetApp device as a NAS storage. I have a lot of small files (30-60k) and dirs. For example I have: 30000 dirs with another 1000-2000 dirs. A lot of dirs are empty, but most of them have ...
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Searching Netapp Network Share in Windows 7

Windows 7 famously does not do what its predecessor, Windows XP, did very well, index and search network drives! Sometimes, the logic of MS isd absolutely baffling. That siad, I am trying to find ...
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How to not move permissions on fileserver file move

I have a problem with a NetApp file server with Windows XP clients. The files are on a single SAN drive. The users regularly move files from \\storage\share to their personal folder at e.g. ...