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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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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 ...