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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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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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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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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vSphere Datastore for specific datatypes: NFS or iSCSI

I am looking into improving performance in my vSphere environment. We are using a NetApp appliance with all VMs stored in Datastores that are mounted via NFS. It was suggested to me that, for some ...
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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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Joining a NetApp to a domain on a Read Only Domain Controller

I have an isolated network, into which I've built a vfiler. The point of this network is that it's a non routed 'test' network. However, there's a need for LDAP/Kerberos and CIFS access to the ...
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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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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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Does a NetApp NAS provide features with VMware compared to a ZFS based NAS?

Are there feature advantages from a VMware point of view to use a NetApp nas instead of a ZFS based NAS running e.g. OmniOS? Another way to formulate the question: Are there features unlocked when ...
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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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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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Max SAS throughput of a disk stack?

I've been trying to figure out something. I have a stack of SAS shelves (attached to a NetApp if that's relevant). Each devices within the shelf is 6G SAS. According to the vendor, the sustained ...
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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 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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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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What could prevent autocompletion from working on Exchange 2010/Outlook 2010?

I am working with a user in my organization who recently had her mailbox contents restored and now is unable to add entries to her autocompletion list. We are all using Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010 ...
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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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NetApp filer - lots of 'low water mark' CPs triggering on idle filer

I've 4 NetApp 2240-4 filer heads. They're single chassis 'cluster in a box' so two separate units. Over the last few days, at about the same time - all of them started logging a LOT of Low water ...
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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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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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What is good book for administration & configuration of Storage logical arrays? [closed]

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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How can I test my DR on Netapp without stopping replication?

I have two Netapp filers running ONTAP 7-mode with some volumes on the main one replicated to the secondary one on another site. I need to regularly test my DR, but I can't break the replication ...
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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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Show IO on Netapp

I think I might be hitting the IO limits of what my Netapp can deliver, as I have been adding more servers to my cluster and iowait has gone up on each server. However, how do I quantify this? How ...