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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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 ...
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NetApp Usable Capacity Magic

I'd like to know the exact math of how to calculate usable capacity on a NetApp filer's aggregates. Out of experience I've been using a magic factor of 0.65-0,7 times the net RG capacity of all the ...
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List shares and ACL's on NETAPP Vfiler

Does anyone know of a Powershell script that will list all shares and their ACL's on a NETAPP vfiler?
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NetApp NDMP backup with BE 2010 R2 works, restore fails

I'm having some issues with a new Backup Exec 2010 R2 installation. I configured a NetApp FAS2020 as an NDMP device and want to backup files from the SAN to a tape drive connected to my backup server. ...
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How can I rename and change the IP address of a Netapp Filer?

I have an old Netapp filer that I'm migrating all of the NTFS files off of to a new NAS. I'm going to be setting the new NAS up with the same IP and CIFS server name as the old netapp filer. This ...
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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 ...
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NFS “Permission Denied” getting cached on NetApp Filer

We have a bunch of Linux boxes mounting NFS shares off a NetApp filer. From time to time, I will flub some part of the export configuration. Typo on one of the allowed hosts, incorrect IP address, ...
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I'm looking for a good database regrouping all NetApp products and solution

First Question: I would like to inform myself about NetApp, and I'm looking for a good, complete database where all products and solultions are regrouped, with their features and technical ...
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Can NAS from NetApp and EMC Celerra manage tiered storage?

My question is short, and I probably do not now enough about this to be able to ask a really good question, so let me know if you need any additional information to help me out. Here goes; does NAS ...
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NetApp and SQL Server?

Do you have any good or bad experiences to share running SQL Server OLTP Systems on NetApp appliances? I have been working with a small, relatively low-volume cluster with a lower-end NetApp device, ...
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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 ...
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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 ?
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NetApp FAS270 head doesn't see disks

I have an FAS270C. For months, I've been running it in a split-head manner (that is, with each head serving data totally independently, and without any clustering even being enabled) in order to ...
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kill -9 doesn't work

I have a server with 3 oracle instances on it, and the file system is nfs with netapp. After shutdown the databases, one process for each database doesn't quit for a long time. Each kill -i doesn't ...
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Does enabling SMB2 on a NetApp filer require a cifs restart?

I would like to enable SMB2 on a FAS 2050 running Data ONTAP 7.3.2 as by default it is disabled. I have discovered that to enable SMB2 the following option must be set: options cifs.smb2.enable on ...