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Linux md vs. LVM performance

I am trying to tune my NAS, running openfiler, and wondering why I'm getting relatively poor read performance from 4 WD RE3 drives in RAID 5. EDIT: Please note I am talking about the buffered disk ...
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What is Best NAS solution for windows workgroup? freenas or openfiler

we have small network of 15 computer. we want to store data in nas box with raid configured so that it can be accessed by all users. it will be document, excel, pdf and database files. what is best ...
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Is FreeNAS 8 ready for production? or Any sugg. for a free fileserver?

I need a free fileserver solution mixed Mac/Win environment for the small print shop I work at. We are having problems with using SMB on OS-X (file w/o extensions are getting lost and weird SMB lag ...
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Suggestions for a NAS for VMware storage [closed]

I have been looking at Openfiler, and it appears to be a great open-source solution. I haven't seen very much documentation on limitations of OF. We are by no means a Fortune 500 company (yet:) so our ...
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How can I mount a UFS drive in linux?

I am considering switching from FreeNAS to OpenFiler. One issue I see with this is that all the hard drives in my NAS are formatted to UFS. I tried but was unable to mount them in Fedora. Is there any ...
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GlusterFS with CIFS, quotas and LDAP

Has anyone had experience plugging GlusterFS and Openfiler together or something similar? Here is the motivation: Disk space on multiple server regrouped using GlusterFS Centralized access using ...
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NexentaStor CE or Openfiler? Which do you recommend? [closed]

I'm planning to implement a 'poor man's storage' using Openfiler or NexentaStor CE. I need the filer solution to provide iSCSI target and CIFS sharing abilities. The iSCSI target and CIFS share will ...
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OpenFiler in large production environment

Does anyone here have any experience with OpenFiler in a large production environment they would like to share? We have about 3 TB of document images and databases and expect to grow rapidly in the ...
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What is the advantage of using openfiler or freenas over Ubuntu?

Just curious about what the advantage(s) are of using FreeNAS or OpenFiler over Ubnutu for a NAS box. Is it reliability, performance, both?
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Openfiler iSCSI performance

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction with some iSCSI performance issues I'm having. I'm running Openfiler 2.99 on an older ProLiant DL360 G5. Dual Xeon processor, 6GB ECC RAM, Intel ...
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OpenFiler versus FreeNAS for Mac OSX environment

I'm a photographer and I have a requirement find a better method of storing my photo library. Currently I use a Macbook Pro and 6 external drives connected via USB2 or FW800. They are divided up in ...
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Installing HP Agents on OpenFiler

We're hoping to solve a need for a low-cost SAN at one of our sites by deploying an OpenFiler on a DL360 strapped to an MSA70. We've been running a similar setup for 18 months at our locel site, so ...
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VMotion using iSCSI LUN on OpenFiler

Does anyone know if it is possible to "share" a LUN on an OpenFiler iSCSI target so I can use VMotion? So far I can't get my second ESX server to connect to the LUN.
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How Do I Create Multiple Physical Partitions/Volumes in openfiler on a Single HDD

I'm attempting to build my first iSCSI storage area network, using openfiler version 2.99 as an iSCSI target. I want to present storage to both vSphere 5 and Windows Server 2008R2 Hyper-V as ...
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HP DL370 G5 hpacucli shows 2 drives as Predictive Failure - safe to try a rebuild 1 by 1?

I have: Openfiler SAN ML370 G5 Smart Array 6400 slot 1 Array B Logical Drive 2 is a RAID5 array of 6 x 148GB 10k hot plug drives making 680GB no spare Last Friday, the power went out, this machine ...
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NFS write performance

We have three VMware ESXi 4 hosts serving VM's from an OpenFiler NFS share. Every host has a direct gigabit connection to the NAS. Although read performance has been great, writing files inside the VM ...
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How to create new ftp users?

There's only a default ftp user assigned in openfiler ftp service - openfiler/password. I've been pulling my hairs out for trying to add users to the ftp server but without any luck. I have turned ...
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Performance stats for ESXi VMs on Openfiler NFS

AFAIK VMWare utilise it's own filesystem vmfs for performance and efficiency reasons. What will that be if I host my VMs on an Openfiler server which setup as NAS using ext3 filesystem? Thanks
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Openfiler RAID 10 option not found

I'm building a NAS using Openfiler2.3 (from 32-bit ISO), first of all I want to experiment it on VM first before going out and buy the harddrives needed. I created 5 virtual drives on VMware, sda is ...
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3ware 9550SX(U) Not appearing to OSs

I have a 3ware 9550SX(U) that doesn't show up to OSs. This is strange because LSI says Openfiler(Linux) has native drivers in the kernel. Also when Int 13 catches I get a list of the 6 Drives I have ...
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Can Tahoe-LAFS be used with FreeNAS (or OpenFiler) as a volume?

Is it possible to somehow attach a Tahoe-LAFS volume in to FreeNAS (or OpenFiler) and use it as part of a FreeNAS volume group?
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SAN/NAS with high availability?

I have two servers that I plan to use for storage. Each of them has a few SATA disks directly attached. I want the storage to be available even if one of the storage servers is down (preferably the ...
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Utilizing greater than 2 TB unformatted LUN in the local ESXi datastore

I'm about to create a very large file system for Windows Server and client to use (NTFS), by using Openfiler as the iSCSI initiator.[using any other free appliance will also be considered] Can ...
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Cannot login to Openfiler if the Active Directory controller is down

I am in the middle of trying to resolve a problem with Openfiler when it is linked to Active Directory. I have a Server running Openfiler 2.3 x64 and another Server running Windows Small Business ...
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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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When to Use Nexenta or OpenFiler or GlusterFS

I am not an expert in storage solution and I ma eager to understand the big picture when choosing Storage OS like when we choose to Nexentastor or OpenFiler or GlusterFS Those three apps are only the ...
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Openfiler data recovery after OS drive failed

About to set up a NAS/SAN using Openfiler with the Openfiler OS on drive1, drive2 and drive3 will be used to store data (RAID 1 setup). In case of drive1 failed, would my data stored in the RAID 1 ...
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Windows 7 can't copy file - Error 0x800700DF: The file size exceeds the limit allowed and cannot be saved

Any attempt to copy files larger than about 40 MB from a network share (a SAN running open filer / Samba) to my local machine running Windows 7 always results in the following error and the copy ...
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Time to sync a 1.5TB RAID1 array?

I have setup a RAID 1 array with 2 Seagate 1.5TB SATA ST31500341AS drives for my NAS using Openfiler. The system has been up for over 17hrs and the array is still syncing, speed has dropped from ...
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SATA I on 4x 2tb RAID5 array does it matter its 1.5gbs SATA I not 3.0gbs SATA II

Just installed 4 2tb Hitachi 5K3000 drives into a IBM x3500 7977 server. It's got a adaptec 8k serveraid card. Turns out it doesn't detect the drives as Sata II 3.0gbs. It only see's them as Sata I ...
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NAS software options?

I want to build a NAS that supports hard links (linux based, NFS?) due to the software that will use it. I need some kind of RAID in case of a single drive failure. I really like FlexRaid, but it ...
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OpenFiler and Raid 1

I am looking to deploy a new OpenFiler NAS box. I have setup 2 1TB drives for Raid 1 (software raid built into OpenFiler)and the boot is on a 320GB HDD. When trying to simulate a crash (remove one of ...
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Running OpenFiler inside XenServer to provide Storage to other Xen instances

I'm setting up a Testbed to run some tests on Xen, since I would like to use live migration I was thinking about using iSCSI as a storage, but I only got 2 machines for my quick setup. So my idea is ...
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Poor NFS Performance: OpenFiler

Good Day Everyone, I have an issue with OpenFiler, a Linux-based operating that converts a computer system into a SAN/NAS appliance. Here is the problem. In my environment we have two Netapp ...
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Acquiring new servers to run ESXi and SAN/NAS

Here is our goal: Setup new servers to turn our entire physical computer network into 3 physical groups, which are: Server 1 - NAS - Openfiler/NexentaStor CE/FreeNAS/(Other Suggestions) ...
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Using Openfiler inside a virtualmachine and VmWare Fault Tolerance

currently I have 2 servers with Fault Tolerance working with another server with openfiler as a iSCSI server (looks like without that Fault Tolerance does not work). I would like to remove that server ...
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ESXi 4.1 iSCSI won't create partition the full size of the Openfiler Volume

I created an iSCSI volume in Openfiler. Volume name Volume description Volume size File system type File system size FS used space FS free space Delete Properties Snapshots ...
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Configuring Openfiler 2.3 iSCSI as VM for large file storage (backup server)

Does anyone here use Openfiler as VM for the iSCSI datastore ? I'd like to know how do you set it as your Virtual Machine and what's the performance so far ? My primary goal is to present the ...
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OpenFiler performance tuning best practice for iSCSI Windows file server use

I'd like to setup my OpenFiler to host very large files to act as the Backup files repository so mainly the primary use is the Backup servers >2 TB is there any best practice documentation that i ...
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OpenFiler cannot delete volume group

I have deleted all the ingredients of a volume group even access options, but it still says that the Volume Group is in use. I tried to close everything including the OpenFiler itself but when I open ...
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Openfiler AD integration and controlled access

I integrated Openfiler with an Active Directory. I configured a SMB/CIFS share as Controlled Access and set domain admins = PG and domain users = RO. This should give domain users readonly access to ...
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NFS permissions on a directory

I feel stupid not knowing this, but alas, I need to ask. I have a few directories being automounted via NFS on my CentOS boxes. Source is a Dell NAS or Openfiler (which we are working on migrating ...
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jumbo frames network configuration /w esxi, openfiler

After some reading, this is how I think my small business network setup should look like. SAN Network (192.168.10.0/24, 1000mbps, jumbo frames enabled) Managed cisco switch 2 x ESXi host (2 x ...
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HD Power Saving with OpenFiler

Does OpenFiler support power saving when used with software raid? I have only seen it mentioned as "planned for the future".
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Unable to mount cifs in redhat 6

I am relatively new to Linux, and I am trying to mount a CIFS filesystem from an openfiler instance I have on my network in Red Hat. The openfiler instance is authenticating using AD. I am able to ...
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ESXi 5.0 - Software RAID 1

Environment: Storage: HP P2000 MSA G3 SAS Array with 24 300GB 10k SAS Disks Two Storage Controllers with redundant SAS connections to each host Hosts: Three HP DL380 G7s with a 10GB SD Card, ...