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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 erroring with: STATUS_NOLOGON_WORKSTATION_TRUST_ACCOUNT

Since a sitewide upgrade to Windows 7 on desktop, I've started having a problem with virus checking. Specifically - when doing a rename operation on a (filer hosted) CIFS share. The virus checker ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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NetApp filer uses more amps when one power supply is turned off

We have two old NetApp FAS3050 filers at our colo. We also have an upcoming maintenance window that will take our circuits offline for an extended period of time. Our circuits are pretty much maxed ...
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Using NDMP Device as Storage in Symantec Backup Exec 2012

In our backup system, a group of servers are being backed up using Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to HP Disk Cartridges. We use HP Ultrium 5-SCSI as the disk drive, and HP 1x8 G2 Autoloader to load the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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?