5
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1answer
42 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
48 views

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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votes
1answer
66 views

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?
0
votes
2answers
72 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
67 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
222 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
996 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
224 views

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". ...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

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. ...
7
votes
1answer
500 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
839 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
280 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
353 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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: ...
2
votes
3answers
599 views

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. ...
-1
votes
4answers
166 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
477 views

Can NetApp's WAFL export snapshots to files?

An exact copy of a ZFS file system can be made with snapshots using zfs send/receive. Can something similar be done with NetApp's WAFL, where you make a snapshot and export it to a file?
0
votes
2answers
426 views

How to backup NetApp storage on Linux? [closed]

Our NetVault license is about to expire within the next year, so what alternatives are there on Linux? We have 20TB and many millions of files, so time on the backup window is important. The backup ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Howto align partitions in Linux + NetApp

NetApp support has suggested us to align partitions to improve I/O performance, in short: starting sector must be divisible by 8. How can I move the starting point in a misaligned partition -in ...
2
votes
5answers
773 views

hardware for bulding unified storage solution using nexentastor

looking to build a box for holding 5 to 8 TB of storage using nexentastor OS. without using commercial solutions like netapp. my current list is: Intel Xeon 8GB of RAM RAID controller with 256MB ...
1
vote
2answers
150 views

Which Storage administration course will be better?

I am working as a Linux admin. I would like to do a course in storage administration. Which should be the better certification path for me IBM tivoli or netapp ?
1
vote
2answers
561 views

What is good book for administration & configuration of Storage logical arrays?

I am looking for a book which can explain pros and cons of different combination of configurations/policies of storage Arrays and may also suggest some best practices for certain scenarios for e.g. ...
14
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12answers
9k views

Are there no downsides to NetApp SAN solutions other than price? [closed]

We have pretty much decided on a NetApp solution for our first SAN. Given that, I've been tasked with finding as much reason not to go with NetApp as I can. We like to do this A) so we know what we're ...