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When to use hot-spare?

On my newly purchased HP MDS600 with 70x 4TB Nearline SAS disks, I now need to configure the disks, and I want raidz2, so the raid sizes follows 2^n+2. The options I therefore have are 7 raid sets ...
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Solaris10 Hard Disk Information

I am trying to inventory hard disk information remotely (serial number, disk size, manufacturer...) but am having trouble. I know the drive(s) are configured under a raid controller, but can I view ...
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1answer
83 views

Solaris not seeing FC volume

We recently replaced a failed controller in an AL connected RAID. I wasn't the one that replaced the controller, but apparently when the new controller was installed something weird happened with the ...
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1answer
185 views

ZFS Configuration advice

I need some advice on configuring ZFS. Here is what I have: Physical Disks: 4x 3 TB 2x 2 TB 2x 1 TB What is the best configuration for my Vdevs and storage pool. I want to maximaze space but ...
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Does ZFS replace the need for hardware/software RAID?

I want to provide protection against data loss on my servers. Typically, I'd use hardware RAID 1 or 5, but I've been reading up on ZFS. Is it correct that ZFS itself provides RAID 1 or 5 like data ...
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1answer
261 views

solaris + metadb + hard drive mirroring

I have Solaris machine With two disks (the disks defined as RAID 1 (mirror configuration ) actually when I pull out one disk the second disk will be active The problem is that when I run metadb on ...
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How to mount Solaris Hard Drive?

I have received a HDD. It has single partition with id 42 SFS covering the whole partition. But I am reliably told that it came from Sun Fire XXXX (where XXXX is 15 hundred or thousand or something ...
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4answers
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HW RAID1 or ZFS mirror

Which is best ? Mirroring 2 internal disks with HW raid and then putting ZFS filesystem on top or Using the 2 internal disks without HW Raid and creating a ZFS mirror with the 2 disks. I've read ...
2
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2answers
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Mixing drive vendors in RAID mirror

Background I'm building a simple storage server for home usage, and I'm modelling it slightly after our Solaris storage servers at work. But at a smaller scale. The basic layout will be a chassis ...
2
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1answer
1k views

for ZFS: passthru, I-T mode on LSI 9260-8i?

LSI 9260-8i firmware version 2.0x the controller menu does only have RAID: 0, 5, & 6 Solaris ZFS requires passthrough or Initiator-target mode to get direct access to disks.....how to get that ...
3
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2answers
400 views

what is tiered storage?

what is tiered storage? I do not know enough to ask this question better. Searched SF posts but found nothing that could be comprehended.
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1answer
506 views

RAID of SATA SSDs or PCIe Flash?

As a reference: Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB drives. MySQL 5.1.5x running InnoDB tables. Linux (CentOS 5.5 etx3 journaled). Questions: Is it better to use a RAID of these so that drives can be ...
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JBOD SAS adapter for Solaris/Nexenta on Dell PowerEdge 2950?

Given: One or more available Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers The desire to deploy ZFS iSCSI storage using Nexenta or Solaris ZFS uses software RAID Dell's PERC 5 RAID controllers do not support JBOD ...
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1answer
622 views

Issue with broken disk on Solaris with raidctl - how to proceed

I have a SunFire T2000 server which has 2 mirrored disks pairs. The server required an exchange of the system battery. After swaping the battery first no disks were found. After booting from CD we ...
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3answers
780 views

How to monitor RAID in Solaris 10 x86 on PowerEdge 2650 with PERC 3/Di

I have a PowerEdge 2650 with the PERC 3/Di RAID controller. The OS installed is Solaris 10 8/07 U4. Currently RAID is configured through the BIOS and it works fine, but I have no way to monitor ...
2
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1answer
6k views

Splitting a raidctl mirror safely

I have a Sun T5220 server with the onboard LSI card and two disks that were in a RAID 1 mirror. The data is not important right now but we had a failed disk and are trying to understand how to do ...
0
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3answers
249 views

Configuring Sun 2270 to use RAID-5?

We're investigating using some low-end Suns (2270). These machines have 4 drive bays so it seems that we could run the systems in RAID-5 with ZFS. First, I want to know if this can be done. This ...
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2answers
636 views

A good SATA raid card for Solaris

Can someone recommend a good raid card for OpenSolaris (2009.6)? Requirements: 6-8 SATA ports, RAID5, preferable fanless (the server will be installed in the office environment). p.s. please don't ...
2
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4answers
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Fastest way to share a Solaris (ZFS) file system with two windows servers?

I am setting up a 16TB Storage server (which will eventually double in capacity) to store media. This server needs to be read from by two windows server 2008 clients which host our companies ...
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2answers
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How to upgrade a ZFS RAID-Z array to larger disks on OpenSolaris?

I'm planning on installing OpenSolaris on my home server (right now it has Linux) and I would like to know how to prepare for upgrading the server to have larger hard drives in the future. Now the ...