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Which Network Mounted Storage Best Applicables for this Scenario [duplicate]

Scenario: Application: Web Social Networking Site. Primary Usage: File storage for user generated files: Image file(100kb-3mb), Doc(1-5mb), mini-clips(50-100mb) Priority: Performance, easy to ...
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Taking pressure off a storage server using a cache server? [closed]

In our small business we process large amounts of print-quality ads, and our graphics departments read/write directly to our storage server (Lenovo px4-300d); but after a series of issues it's coming ...
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Mac Mini Server with Thunderbolt Drive as file share

I am looking at expanding my Mac Mini Server with a LaCie 10TB 5big Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive, I have received mixed messages about whether it is possible to use a Thunderbolt drive to setup ...
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Should I use a NAS for file sharing, or just Windows network share folders?

We have a semi-corporate environment with about 25 users. Most machines are Windows7 but there are some Macs on the network, too. We want to set up some location (on a Windows server with lots of ...
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Need to make a storage that keeps growing in size [closed]

First, due to security reasons and others I wont be able to make use of S3, or other similar solution. I have a a storage server in which I have a 1TB had disk. I have a Mysql server running in it. ...
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Storage for HP server (sbs2011)

I currently have HP ML350 G6 with 2x300 GB raid disks. Server main purpose is: - Exchange server - Office network (25 users) - File storage Now one problem is that one department has a need of ...
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Storing Solr indexes on a NFS mount

Are there are any performance considerations / drawbacks of storing Solr index files on a NFS mount?
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Connecting to NAS boxes/printer located on local private WAN network

The set up Here's a diagram of my network: # Building 1 (Main) --------- | MODEM | --|------ | |-[WIRED] | --|------------------------------------------ | DrayTek Vigor 2130N ...
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iscsi concurrent access / iscsi volume shared access on NAS

I having a 7-bay NAS box with Raid-5 (5.3TB usable) with netgear gigabit Ethernet switch to connect the hosts (3 windows7 machine Specs: i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB HDD / gigabit Ethernet NIC). (All of the ...
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How to set size quota for folder in some network storage?

Server has multiple users, every user has its own folder and can upload files. How to prevent abuse and set a size limit for the user folder? It should allow disk space optimization - users should ...
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Remotely Managing Storage on Hyper-V 2012 Core

I have a core Hyper-V Server 2012 that I am remotely managing from a Windows 8 client. I can connect in Hyper-V Manager, Server Manager, and MMC. However, I don't understand how I can manage the ...
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San storage HP p4300 g2 iscsi volume

I have a p4300 SAN storage in my network, I create a volume and assign that to TWO servers, i cant sync data between two volume and any change in one of them dont appear to another, how i can do that? ...
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Backup software of HP Lefthand P4000 storage

How to back up existing software and configuration of HP Lefthand P4000 series (two P4300G2 nodes in cluster running software version 9.0) storage? We are planning to add virtual failover manager and ...
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Mac Mini as a server in small network

I'm thinking about setting a small network and having a Mac Mini as the server. I'll need to make it accessible remotely, used to share files locally and remotely. There's need to backup everything up ...
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SAN for Medium Business - Where to start?

I've always run Linux on my home computers, and done PC repair for years, but this is my first experience with needing to buy a SAN. I thought I was knowledgeable, but I feel a bit lost. I need to be ...
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What is the maximum theoretical throughput of a Thunderbolt + Mac Mini fileserver

Bounty 100 rep coming: I know I'm asking a lot here and I'd like a detailed/quality answer so, as soon as I am able, I'll be adding a 100 rep bounty to this question. I'm trying to illustrate the ...
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The two devices which facilitate storage over a network [closed]

I have been ask for specifically 'THE TWO' devices which facilitate storage over a network, powerful in addressing, failures and redundancy. Could anyone figure out which devices these are? It seems ...
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Mounting an additional iSCSI volume in Centos without restarting the iscsi initiator

I don't know if I'm missing something but when I'm mounting additional iSCSI volumes to a said server to add additional storage to a server I'm not seeing a way to mount the volume after running a ...
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Cross platform, blob storage system

I have a couple of different servers around the house, and a lot of storage on each of these machines. I also have a couple of dedicated servers, and some VMs on these boxes... Most of the boxes and ...
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Are there solutions that can combine gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single device?

We currently have Brocade 200E fiber switches, connecting 2 EMC CLARiiONs to 4 VMware ESXi hosts. We are looking into new storage options using iSCSI with our existing ethernet network, including the ...
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How to connect drive array to redundant motherboards?

How should one connect a small storage array, four 3TB SATA drives for now, to two motherboards or controllers as a failover system? This means avoiding adding another single point of failure such as ...
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ZFS: Best-practices doc state: “On systems with 1,000s of ZFS file systems…”?

The docs state: "On systems with 1,000s of ZFS file systems, provision 1 GB of extra memory for every 10,000 mounted file systems including snapshots." What does that mean - how do these people use ...
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At what workload is a parallel (network) file system required?

Any hard numbers, or rules-of-thumgs, for what workload (e.g. in terms of simultaneously active users running average HPC center jobs) on a computer cluster, that would make a parallel network shared ...
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Working with Dell PowerVault MD3600 SAN

I've been tasked with looking at a couple of different IT projects. One of which is adding a DELL PowerVault MD3600i with 12 2TB HDDs in a RAID 5 or 6 combination. That's fine, no problems. My ...
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why are FC drives so cheap? or Using Fibre Channel drives as internal storage RAID array [closed]

While looking on Google Product search for drives for a new file server, I noticed that that almost all of the cheapest 300GB 10k drives are Fibre Channel drives: Google Products search result page. ...
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Consolidating storage on multiple VPS instances

Say you have four VPS instances running. One is an nginx proxy which handles requests for your two middle layers VPS instances running a web app via FastCGI and the final VPS is running the database. ...
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S3-compatible Object Storage systems [closed]

Has anyone come across a near 100% Amazon S3 RESTful API compatible object storage system? What I am after is a layer that sit on top of any (preferably a POSIX) filesystem that provides Amazon S3 ...
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Affordable iSCSI SAN Suggestions [closed]

Our little snowboarding company currently has three NetGear ReadyNAS units that I am ready to put through a wall. Every few months I start looking into the possibility of consolidating down to one ...
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OpenFiler NAS Installation

I am planning on installing openfiler (first time) on a Intel Core2Duo 4GB Ram with 2 x 2TB Sata Disks. Do I need to install openfiler on a separate disk and then use 2 x 2TB as Data drives, or can I ...
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Vmware ESXi 4.1 iSCSI MPIO - What is wrong with these steps?

I'm trying to add another vm host to our SAN and I don't have good notes on how I got this working last time. (dumb mistake) I've pieced my steps together from a script I had for our production ...
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Setting up Multi-server Infrastrure? Advise the best options

We are setting up a number of Virtual Machines (around 250) for a customer who is basically using an application written in LAMP + Java with a bit of customizations in each of these 250 instances. ...
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How to share a disk to ESX from Windows to ESXi using FCoE?

I have Windows7 and I need to share it's disks to neighbouring ESXi server. I want to use FCoE. How to? Reason for using FCoE: Which storage protocol to use for ESX storage? EDIT: The NICs are ...
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Which storage protocol to use for ESX storage?

What storage connection method should one prefer to use for connecting ESX servers to a shared storage server with 10GbE links? Speficically, I have 2 ESX servers for VMware ESX and one server for ...
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SAS Expanders vs Direct Attached (SAS)?

I have a storage unit with 2 backplanes. One backplane holds 24 disks, one backplane holds 12 disks. Each backplane is independently connected to a SFF-8087 port (4 channel/12Gbit) to the raid card. ...
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where can you get pricing on NAS such as EqualLogic PS4000X without selling your soul?

Ok, maybe not selling your soul, but so far Dell has had me fill out a quote form explaining all sorts of details as to what my needs are. I fill it out and send it in stressing that all I want is a ...
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Distributed redundant storage solution?

Is there a way to use extra space on computers as a distributed backup system? I'm thinking that using the extra space on the systems in my network would add a lot of storage to the available pool, ...
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Create a virtual directory between two machines

I have two linode VPS. I want to create a virtual directory that can be read/write from both machines. The actual data should be stored in /var/myapp/data on two machines. I don't need any redundant ...
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Free tiered storage automation in linux?

I have a couple virtualized fileservers running in QEMU/KVM on ProxmoxVE. The physical host has 4 storage tiers with significant performance variances. They're attached both locally and via NFS. ...
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Scalable NAS build of more than 14 TB

I am looking into a NAS system and would like it to start at 14 TB and be able to scale up if needed. I plan on running FreeNAS and using RAID-Z2. I have a budget of around US$2500. I have ...
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Tandberg Products (Accuvault RDX 1TB &4TB)

http://www.span.com/product_info.php?products_id=33037 I am interested in getting the above to backup our existing NAS for off site storage. Has anyone used these ? recommendations ? Alternatives ? ...
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Slow file transfer with DIY file server [closed]

Here is my setup : I have a tiny atom based PC with a SATA PCI Card. 1TB WD Hard-disk. It's running windows XP and simple file sharing PC is connected to my router with RJ45 cable. Router is TP-LINK ...
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Replacing LeftHand SAN Hard Disk Outside of Warranty / Service Contract

I am working with 3 clusters of LefHand SAN iSCSI storage arrays. The modules are all older NSM 150s and NSM 160s (super micro server hardware, sata disks). The workload is low priority and all ...
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Is hardware abstraction enough for HUGE amount of files?

The web application I'm working on, will be used to upload/download large number/amounts of smaller size files - I'm looking at close to 1B files with total size of > 10Pb. I'm currently struggling ...
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Is brand-name NAS overpriced?

NetGear's ReadyNAS 2100 has 4 disk slots and costs $2000 with no disks. That seems a bit too expensive for just 4 disk slots. Dell has good network storage solutions too. PowerVault NX3000 has 6 disk ...
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Storage server 2003 shadow copy backups deleted

We have a 1TB storage server I've just gone to transfer a 100Gb file across to it. And it has deleted the shadow copy. From Googling I understand that this probably occurred: ...
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How to organise storage for media content such as video and music?

Currently, we have a single server hosting all content: music, video and software. This content is downloaded by users through HTTP. Now free space is coming to an end and we are exploring different ...
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Is there a Distributed SAN/Storage System out there? [closed]

Like many other places, we ask our users not to save files to their local machines. Instead, we encourage that they be put on a file server so that others (with appropriate permissions) can use them ...
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Commonly used stripe options

I'm looking for commonly used stripe options like chunk-size and stripe width etc. I'm looking to create stripe environment for large files
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Interface between user and storage file system

I'm going to have a server with loads of storage space on it, that will be accessible to multiple users on the network. I'm looking for a program that will enforce the users, whenever they save a new ...
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Should I go for a NAS200 or a desktop?

I recently bought a network storage system NAS200 but was wondering if I should have this or should go for a full fledged processor. If I want to run a web server or something, I am assuming I cannot ...