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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 ...
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Heartbeat (Linux HA) and NetApp?

Does anyone have any experience setting up a high availability two node Linux cluster using heartbeat (linux-ha.org) and NetApp storage (preferably using SnapDrive for Linux)? Basically I would like ...
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Oracle on NFS vmdk beats native NFS?

my colleagues are pursuing this with Netapp and Oracle - but I thought I'd post here on the off chance someone else has seen this We have a RedHat 5 VM (fully up to date) running Oracle 11i with data ...
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Is there a way to create a consistent snapshot/SnapMirror across multiple volumes?

We use a NetApp FAS 6-series filer with an application that spans multiple volumes. For backup purposes I would like to create a consistent snapshot that spans these volumes at the same point in time ...
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Proper Steps to Shutdown NetApp FAS 3020 with Shelves?

I have a netapp with several shelves that is going to have to be moved. Various servers have NFS mounts from it. What is the proper procedure to shut it down and start it up? I would guess shutting ...
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Open NetApp CIFS Share

I have a CIFS share on a NetApp device. I want this share to be completely open to any user/computer on the same network. I don't want any authentication (domain, workgroup, etc) required; no ...
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NETAPP Fragmentation

We all know that once a disk (or storage system for that matter) gets introduced into use, the performance degrades due to fragmentation of files. This seems to be why disk defragmentors are in ...
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iSCSI connection timing out on ESX 3.5 against a NetApp storage appliance

I get a timeout on iSCSI on different ESX hosts (3.5) at different times. It is puzzling, as both the ESX hosts as windows and other guests are experiencing timeouts. The iSCSI network is segregated ...
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Any ideas for automatic initial/scripted configuration of a NetApp?

The background is to make a solution where we can automate as much as possible the building up of ‘pods’ that include server/network/storage and that will be built at remote sites. In an ideal world ...
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Netapp ONTAP 7.3 - Upgrade gotchas?

So ONTAP 7.3.2 just became GD. Has anyone taken the plunge -- GA or GD alike? What platform are you running? What are your licensed features -- NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FC, Multistore, API, etc? Any ...
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Is Windows (Services for Unix) NFS client “good enough”?

For one of our platforms I have about 20 MSSQL 2K3 machines that need to drop their backups onto a few NetApp boxes (which then copy the backups to other data centres and does long-term storage). ...
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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. ...
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Maximum Number of Files in a Single Directory for Netapp NFS mounts on Linux

On an older Linux box I have, there is an NFS mount of a Netapp. Once there are 100k files in a single directory on this box, files can no longer be written. Anyone know what might be causing this? ...
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NetApp filer as a resilient HTTP/S server?

I'm an FC SAN kind of guy and although we use NetApp 30xx filers for lots of non-essential storage I'm really no expert. I have a new requirement for a very resilient (i.e. 3 or 4 '9s') basic static ...
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1GBit copy throughput, protocol independent

I've a question which bothers me since quite some time now. I have several environments and servers. All of them are connected to 1 Gbit ethernet swiches (e.g. Cisco 3560). My understanding is, that ...
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Aggregate resize

I'm a newbie in Netapp and I would like to know how to reset aggr0 to factory settings without losing all the configurations I've already made. Regards.
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NetAPP Snap Manager for Exchange

I'm looking for feedback from anyone who is using a NETapp filer, with Snap Manager for Exchange. We plan to install one and the consultant has told us that our current virtual server running ...
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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 ...
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How do you configure a NetApp Filer to use LDAP for username/password/uid?

We have a NetApp Filer, and want to access it via Samba/CIFS, and have it use the username/password/uid available in our OpenLDAP server. We already do this successfully with Samba 3 against OpenLDAP, ...
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Netapp Filer - can I resize an aggregrate?

Data Ontap 7.2 Can I resize an aggregate on the fly and add the freed up space to a different aggregate? I have an aggregate that is low on space and another that has plenty and need to balance the ...
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Can I have different ESX hosts accessing the same LUN over different protocols?

I currently have a cluster of two ESX 3.5U2 servers connected directly via FiberChannel to a NetApp 3020 cluster. These hosts mount four VMFS LUNs for virtual machine storage. Currently these LUNs ...
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MySQL 5.1.34 on NFS w/NetApp

Is this still a bad idea? I know older versions of MySQL performed poorly with NFS. I imagine the issue lies with the usage of fsnc() and/or O_DIRECT. If the issues are mostly resolved, are there ...
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Block-level deduplication on Linux

NetApp provides block-level deduplication (ASIS). Do you know any filesystem (even FUSE-based) on Linux (or OpenSolaris, *BSD) that provides the same functionnality ? (I'm not interested in false ...
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Backing up SQL NetApp Snapshots using TSM

In our environment we have a 3 node SQL 2005 Cluster which is on NetApp storage. We are currently using SMSQL (NetApp SnapManager for SQL) to take Snapshot backups of the data. This works great, but ...