Netapp makes storage: primarily, their Data ONTAP series which does network attached and block storage. Since they acquired Engenio, they also sell block-only devices.

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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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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. ...
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What would cause huge amounts of snapshot lag with NetApp Snapvault?

Our NetApp filer shows huge amounts of lag for snapvault operations. What could be possible causes of such large snapshot lag? Snapvault is ON. Source Destination ...
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Loading of Home taking too long

We have a shared storage from NetApp mounted onto about 80 systems (all running Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit). These days there is some problem with the loading of user homes onto the lab machines ...
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Netapp Fail Disks to upgrade to 64-bit agg0 with no free disks?

I have a client that I am configuring a NetApp system for, but they played around with the system before I got there and have already assigned all of the disks to the aggr0 which is a 32-bit ...
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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?
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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 ...
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load average from netapp filer

i'm currently trying to monitor the 5-min system load average from a netapp filer, via snmp or ontapi apis. currently i'm running a cron job every 5 minutes and calculate the average percent, but i'm ...
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decipher acronyms for Netapp disk shelf configuration options

I want to know what is the meaning of -C and QS to understand the difference between these two disk shelf configurations: DSK SHLF,24x450GB,15K,3Gb SAS,IOM3,-C,R5 DSK SHLF,24x450GB,15K,3Gb ...
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Very poor optimization: Riverbed-Test-Appliance and NetApp SnapMirror replication

We are actually testing Riverbed Steelheads in order to accelerate replication using SnapMirror between two sites. The distance ist 100km between the sites. Connection: 150Mbit MPLS Network Systems: ...
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Netapp SMVI and SMSQL Backup strategies

Netapp VMWare Sql Server VM's using SMVI to backup OS and SMSQL to backup DB's Windows and generic data drive on one volume, SQL MDF's on another, SQL TempDB on another and SQL Logs and SMSQL SI on a ...
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NFS mounted on windows 7 authentication headache

I've got a NFS share on a Netapp and a laptop running windows 7 enterprise that needs to mount the volume. I've installed all the NFS services on windows 7, and am able to mount and browse the drive. ...
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SQL Server iSCSI session issue with a NetApp SAN

We had an issue early this morning when iSCSI issues broke connectivity with a few of our databases (resulting in a SQL Server Error 21). Attempts to DBCC CheckDB did not work, and the only solution ...
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NetApp FAS 2040 LDAP Win2k8R2

I am trying to get my FAS2040 to action user lookups using LDAP, below is the filer configuration options: filer> options ldap ldap.ADdomain dc1.colour.domain.local ldap.base ...
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Oracle data warehouse on SAN. Is the throughput of > 400MB/s possible?

We are developing and deploying a data warehouse based on Oracle 11g EE with partitioning on RHEL5 64bit for a client. The total storage required would be around 4TB of usable space. I have been ...
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webmail postfix Maildir via netapp is very slow

I have postfix+courier mail server and I am using squirrelmail as webmail in another server. maildir dirs are in netapp server on fc disks. There is not other speed problem with other servers that ...
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User not functioning after backup and restore of database to another server in SQL Server 2005

We have a database called 'foo' on the first sql server instance called 'SQL01' that is backed up nightly via a snapshot with Snap Manager for SQL Server and then flex cloned and restored to a second ...
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Tuning based on DataOntap NetDiag

I have a IBM N-series 3700 (NetApp Filer) running data ontap 7.4. When I run netdiag I get: The TCP receive window advertised by NFS client x.x.x.x is 5888. This is less than the recommended value of ...
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Mapping Drive Error - System Error 1808

A vendor is attempting to map and preserve a network drive using nt authority/system; so it stays persistent when the interactive session of the server is lost. They were able to do this on one server ...
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Can I get “disk utilization” from a NetApp filer via SNMP?

On a NetApp filer's command line I'm running "sysstat -u" to show disk utilization, (actually the utilization of the single busiest disk). By disk utilization, I mean "percent of time the disk is ...