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Kickstart fails on SSD disk [closed]

Trying to deploy a 2xSSD server (with mdraid level 1), errors on the 1st line: clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=sda,sdb with the message "sda not found". As the SSD is SATA3, shouldn't it be ...
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webserver on linode and database on digital ocean

Currently hosting drupal websites on linode using apache + php5 fpm+ fastcgi. Among websites one is drupal commerce(max_execution_time,memory_limit are taken care) and all others are low hitting ...
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Running fstrim as cronjob - what happens when interrupted by shutdown

One of the ways to implement fstrim on a file system, it to make a cron.daily task that runs fstrim /. This is preferred over -o discard (mount option) by a lot of people, because the latter can make ...
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PCie ssds vs raid? [closed]

I am new to the whole SSD thing, but I don't understand how the following works? I need to be very specific for this question to make sense. 1 x LSI MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i 570$ 8 x Ultrastar SSD800MH ...
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JBOD or RAID on a streaming server setup

Currently my setup is 1 main server which holds all the mp4 videos and 3 other servers which holds portions of this video. The process is: when a user uploads a video, it is stored into the main ...
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Database server (MySQL) on SSD - trim command

I can't seem to find much expert information about using a database servers on SSD with regards to trim. I know I can enable RAID and LVM discard, and use an fstrim / cron job or the discard mount ...
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SSD+MDRAID+LVM+KVM results in lower performance than expected

We use kvm for virtualization, the disk images are stored as logical volumes. The logical volumes are stored on a bunch of software-RAID1 (mdadm) arrays composed of Intel DCS3500 SSDs (each array is a ...
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No advantage from SSD boot drive for 24/7 server? [closed]

Since my OS and applications are loaded into memory upon boot, isn't there no advantage from having my OS on an SSD boot drive for a server that is kept up 24/7? I know there are several assumptions ...
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Using SATA III SSDs for ZFS pools

I'm thinking of building a ZFS server optimized for random access (PostgreSQL database). I figured that I have 2 options: Use pools consisting of the Crucial M500 960 GB SATA III SSDs. Enterprise ...
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Reliability of SSD vs HDD (Over large temperature variations)

I've got an application which requires data recording in a outdoor environment, and I am interested in the reliability of SSDs vs HDD when placed in a cold (down to -20) and hot (+50) ambient ...
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Centos 6.5, PXE Boot fails to recognize the SSD device

Goal: Add correct ahci/scsi to my initrd for PXE install of OS. I am using Centos6.5 minimal install ISO. I have a Serial interface only (no VGA), new low cost rangley processor system and need to ...
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Setup replication from one local disk to another local disk ( Ubuntu )

Is there is are some way to setup local replication of the one disk to the another ( Ubuntu ) in the such way that all read operations will be involve only first disk ? Such configuration will be very ...
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Slow disk performance on PowerEdge R720

Every few months PowerEdge with SSD (INTEL SSDSA2BW60) comes with results like: hdparm -tT /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 690 MB in 2.00 seconds = 344.84 MB/sec Timing buffered disk ...
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SQL server HA when running with PCI Flash device

I want to purchase a PCI based Flash storage device for our ESXi server hosting our SQL Server machine. We use SQL Server 2008 standard edition. storage is on Netapp via NFS. It is a VM (ESXi 5.1) ...
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Is it possible to use SSD for storage on Windows Azure?

There is some marketing-speak suggesting that it may be possible ..: http://gigaom.com/2012/06/05/new-windows-azure-goes-all-ssd-to-one-up-amazon-in-the-cloud/ .. but I couldn't find any way to ...
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Root Device on SSD instance types. SSD vs EBS confusion

I have an AMI that was originally created from a t1.micro linux. The "Root Device Type" of this AMI is EBS (8 GB) and my web application software is "baked" into this root volume. Now I would like to ...
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Linux : SSD performance tweaking queue

I've allready applied well known mountpoint options for ssd, enabled stuff in LVM for ssd optimisation as well. Now i've ran into a possible challenge. Would it be possible to gather information on ...
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How to benchmark maxCache 3.0 with SSDs? [duplicate]

We're a software development company and previously outsourced the HW side of business but now we're looking into building our own private cloud. We recently purchased a few servers, one of which is ...
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mysql - measure amount of write

System : Centos 6.4, PerconaDb/MySQL 5.5.31 Im running relatively small mysql database with some 30 databases, total amount of 12Gb, but heavy on reads, updates and writes (texts, posts, user data ...
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How to test is hardware ssd-cache work?

We have server with hardware raid controller (Adaptec ASR71605Q). It has 10 sas HDD, 2 SSD for cache and 1gb onboard cache ram. On server installed ESXi. On ESXi I'm start Linux, create 2Tb disk for ...
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ext4 production ready on kernel 2.6.32 (debian6)?

I've to maintain a production system on debian6 (kernel version 2.6.32). I'd like to use ext4 on a ssd disk (and generally hope to improve performance upgrading from ext3). I can't find any reference ...
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SSD life span depends on rewrite [closed]

I want to know the life span of a SSD. Some where i read that If there is more write on the SSD then it will have less life. Is it true? What are the factors mainly effecting SSD life span. Please ...
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Processing data faster using ssis and an ssd drive

We have a new local server that processes data using sql server 2008 and ssis. in this server i have dedicated drive to do different things. the c drive is for the os and software. the d drive is for ...
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Enabling Disk Encryption on DC S 3700?

I have a server running Debian stable with two 100GB Intel DC S 3700 drives in a Linux MD RAID 1. According to Intel, these drives support 256-bit AES encryption and I would like to encrypt the data ...
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Does software RAID-0 really improve performance?

I am going to lease a server and I have two options, SATA or SSD, I decided to save the money and go for the SATA option. But I do not need all that storage they are giving me! So I thought MAYBE I ...
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How can I use full 32GB of SSD in my c3.large EC2 instance?

I have created an c3.large instance using amazons default image "amazon-linux-centos-64-bit (ami-673af20e)". When I set it up I created a root volume of only 8GB. So theoretically I should be able to ...
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How to setup log and data files on SSD for SQL Server?

I'm setting up my production SQL server. I have two 800GB SSD disks available to me (for Windows and SQL Server). Where should I put databases' data and log files? How many tempdb files should I ...
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Proliant ML310e Gen8 Smart Array Predicted Failure Issue with SSD

This is a question related to this one: Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers but not covered by the question or the answers. I have an OCZ 120 gig SSD as system drive on a Proliant ...
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Age replacement policy for hard disks and SSDs at servers

I'm planing an age replacement policy for our storage and servers. Most of them are for DBs and some for images (static content) so yes, they have an huge I/O everytime. Also, we use Samsung 840 Pro ...
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SSD (Intel 530) read/write speed very slow with RAID 10

Explanation: We have a Server: Model: HP ProLiant DL160 G6 4 x 240GB SSD (RAID-10) 72GB DDR3 RAM 2 x L5639 HP P410 RAID Controller (256MB, V6.40, Rom version: 8.40.41.00) SSD drives are 4 brand ...
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FreeBSD 9.2 shows SATA3 drives as SATA2

I'm running FreeBSD 9.2 on an Intel S2600GZ server board with 4 Intel SSDs. Both the server board as well as the disks are SATA3 capable. However, FreeBSD seems to think they are SATA2. Nowhere in ...
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Force renegotiation of PCI Express link speed? x2 card reverts to x1 width

In an effort to circumvent compatibility and cost barriers to using SSD drives with newer HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, I'm working to validate PCIe-based SSDs on the platform. I've been experimenting ...
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flashcache with mdadm and LVM

I am having trouble setting up flashcache on a system with LVM and mdadm, I suspect I am either just missing an obvious step or getting some mapping wrong and hoped someone could point me in the right ...
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How do I verify that my hosting provider gave me SSDs?

I searched and found 2 options, none of which I'm confident provided me the answer. 1: cat /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational This output '1' to stdout. What does this mean? 2: lshw -class disc but ...
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Server periodically freezing - Help Stabilizing [closed]

We run an asp.net/sql server data collection website with a hand full of clients dumping data in and running reports. We moved to a new server (specs below) and have had issues with it freezing and ...
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MacBooks are destroying SSDs

I'm opening this topic to find the cause of our SSD failure rate of +50%. We work with Mac (13" Macbook Pro & 13" Macbook Air), with installations of both Mac OSX Mountain Lion and Ubuntu. 90% of ...
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Is file system alignment required on hardware-raid with SSDs?

We are building a raid-10 with LSI 9260-4i + 4 x Intel DC S3500 SDDs. Partition alignment From what I understand I need to start fdisk with -H32 -S32 or Ted T'so variant with -H224 -S56 in order to ...
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SSDs, Hardware RAID, and TRIM

I was told by my datacenter that all HW raid, specifically the LSI 9260-4i hardware RAID controller, does not support SSD TRIM command. My question is, are there severe longevity/speed issues due to ...
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How to erase a SSD to restore factory performance in Linux?

Due to big performance issues with an mdraid-1 array I'd like to pull down from the array one of the devices (Samsung 840 Pro), erase it to restore factory performance and re-add it to the array. The ...
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RAID 10 SSD Benchmarks [closed]

I haven't been able to find any benchmarks for the following setup: Intel Cherry 520 SSD x 4 RAID10 with LSI 9260 writeback-cache enabled. I'm looking to get 1.5gbps sequential
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RAID10 Without BBU, With UPS

My datacenter says that each rack has primary and backup power on each rack. I assume this means there is a UPS for each server. Therefore, do I have any need of getting a BBU for the following setup? ...
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Various problems with software raid1 array built with Samsung 840 Pro SSDs

I am bringing to ServerFault a problem that is tormenting me for 6+ months. I have a CentOS 6 (64bit) server with an md software raid-1 array with 2 x Samsung 840 Pro SSDs (512GB). Problems: ...
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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 SSD upgrade (sata 3)?

We've currently got a HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server with a Smart Array P410i raid card, and 8 HDDs running off it. We also just bought a new SATA Intel SSD drive to expand the server, that we're ...
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Database (MySQL) and SSD lifetime - “lot” of writes to DB

In company where I work we started using SSD for our internal 3 GB MySQL database Difference in perfomance is HUGE, which is great. What I am worried about is lifetime of SSD Writes to DB are ...
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Is having a SSD versus a HDD a good idea for Web Server?

I was looking to swap out my 2x500gb HDD on my web server (just runs apache+php on centos minimal nothing else) with 2x120gb (samsung 840 pros I can find them for about $70 on sale each). But I was ...
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How to increase disk write-speed for SSD RAID10 array?

I've had no luck searching how to setup writeback cache on a RAID10 setup using mdadm software RAID. I'm trying to set this up for a 4x256Gb Samsung 830 SSD setup which only has 400Mb/s write speed... ...
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Is it safe to place write-intensive partitions on an SSD (in an SSD+HDD system)?

I'm setting up a (sort of) powerful workstation for SW development work on Linux. It's a Xeon system with multiple cores, 32GB memory, a large HDD and a 120 GB SSD (Samsung MZ7WD120HAFV a.k.a. ...
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SWAP reducing SSD write speed?

My SolusVM graphs have been showing 8Gb Swap usage even though the RAM is never over 50% used. Is it possible that virtual machines going into swap will reduce the IO of the SSD?
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PCIe SSD - how reliable it is?

Since The database will be very read/write intensive, and there is alot of delete queries which will be executed : How reliable could be PCIe SSD , and how fast will it degrade on alot of delete ...
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PCIe SSD vs SSD vs SAS - which is best for Database?

Since I am going on shipping soon I wonder which generally will mostly boost the database performance ? The bridge question is - which will boost mostly a database which having a lot of random block ...