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SAN capable of 25,000 IOPS at 75kb avg. size, where will my bottleneck be?

I just want to double check my findings here, hope someone out there is able to weight in on some of this. Let's say I have a SSD storage array capable of delivering 25,200 IOPS and it is connected ...
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How to implement multi-server user file uploads set up? (nginx + django) [closed]

I'd like to build two-server configuration, one is django app server, and the other is file storing\processing server. I'd like to save files uploaded by users directly to the file server. I've ...
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SATA vs SAS vs SSD for Virtual Machine Automation

We're using SCVMM and Hyper-V hosts to manage our Automated VM environments. Currently we have two servers with 3 7.2k consumer drives each (one for host OS/Storage, two for VMs). It's hard to say ...
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fdisk and parted won't work on a USB stick with Fedora 23 alpha 2 x86_64

So I burned a Fedora 23 alpha 2 on a 16GB USB stick through dd if=path/to/fedora.iso of=/dev/usb_device bs=512 I used bs=512 because the sectors on the stick are 512 bytes. Opening the stick in ...
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VMware Lab - Nested Storage Issues

So ... I am getting serious issues when it comes to anything to do with nested storage. I can't seem to install any OS's to a Datastore regardless if it's iSCSI or NFS. I can just about sit DSL on a ...
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What's the minimum latency achievable for a shared drive? [closed]

I have a server application that uses an on-disk cache for certain data (100GB-1TB of it). Now I want to use multiple instances (10, 100) of the server application (each on a separate server), and all ...
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How to delete files on NetApp ONTAP 7 by using CLI

As a volume containing a LUN filled up to 100% on a NetApp FAS running ONTAP 7.x, the LUN went offline automatically, stopping the VMs. Now we need to delete snapshots or files on the volume to ...
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dmcache - is removing cache device without suspending safe?

I'm using plain dmcache for SSD cache - unmount procedure goes this way: umount fs suspend cache device remove cache device close lvm close LUKS shutdown However sometimes dmsetup doesn't allow me ...
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Xenserver 6.5 Backup Solutions [closed]

I'm looking for a way to backup up VM's in my Xenserver 6.5 environment. I'm open to scripts or installing some tools/clients but it need to opensource. We want to backup to our Dell MD3660i SAN as ...
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How do I expand a PowerVault MD3000i virtual disk?

I have a PowerVault MD3000i connected to a PowerEdge 1950 via iSCSI. The MD3000i has ~7TB of space. We want to use pretty much all of this space as one large file server configured with RAID 5. We ...
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Best practice for 24 Disk Array

we have just migrated for our old fibre SAN storage to an IBM v3700 storwize with 24 SAS 600GB disks. This storage is connected directly to two IBM ESXi 5.5 servers each with two 6Gbps multipath SAS ...
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3PAR high service time overnight

I've a recently upgraded 3PAR array ( 3.2.1 MU1) , which overnight is getting some high iowaits - to the point where some paths to drop and servers to crash (particularly noticeable with e.g. Oracle). ...
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Striping LVM Across Multiple MD-RAID Arrays

I have a machine with three, fifteen drive mdraid RAID-6 arrays (md10, md20, md30.) These three arrays are then setup as physical volumes for LVM and combined into a single volume group. I then have ...
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load balance across several SSDs in a server

I would like to have a volume spanning several SSDs or HDDs in my server. When I write a file to this volume, the file is written in whole to one of those drives chosen randomly or in round robin ...
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SAS Expander Drive Compatibility

To my knowledge a SAS Expander reports the hard drives transparent to the Host or Raid Controller. If I want to use 4k native drives (4kn), do the Expander also have to be capable of 4kn drives or ...
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Monitoring HP MSA2324sa using OpenNMS

I was able to get an HP MSA2324sa storage array connected to a server after someone's advice on here to scan the SCSI bus. Now, I want to monitor the following on the storage using SNMP and OpenNMS: ...
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How to connect HP MSA2324sa to server?

I'm having issues with an HP MSA2324sa array. I connected it to the server and the server does see it however, I am not getting a /dev/s* device even though I have properly mapped the host from the ...
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HP MSL2024 not auto changing tapes using Ultrabac 9.2.2

I am using Ultrabac 9.2.2 to run backup sets to a one drive HP MSL2024 tape library. It's currently connected via SAS 3Gbs to a HP Proliant DL380G6 running Server 2008 R2. I have the drivers from HP ...
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What is the maximum ProLiant DL580 G3 SCSI or SAS drive capacity, and are only HP drives permitted?

I was recently given a free HP ProLiant DL580 G3 configured for SCSI drives from out of a datacenter. I understand that this is an older unit, and reliability may be questionable at best, but in my ...
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RAID 6 - any write amplification in 4-drive RAID?

We're planning to move from a 4-drive RAID6 to a SSD RAID 1, and I was analyzing smartctl data to see how many GB we've writen to the drives over the past year so I can estimate the lifetime of the ...
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Identify which drives belong to a specific HP RAID 5 Group

A total of 32 drives were removed from x4 decommissioned HP DL380 G6 servers (eight per server). The setup of the eight drives per host was into two RAID Groups: RAID 1 = SLOT 1, 2 = ESXi OS RAID 5 = ...
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Windows Cluster An error was encountered while determining shared storage

Our SAN manager has added a new disk for our cluster. this is a new 6TB disk that will be used for backup and will be part of a file share. I have put the disk online, initialized it and assigned the ...
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NetApp Backup Strategy - Snapshots to SnapMirrors to Tape?

In a previous question we discussed the pros and cons of relying exclusively on NetApp snapshots for backups. I now find myself in this situation as our aging legacy Symantec BackupExec tape server ...
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coreos mount cifs or sshfs or any other networked file system

For development I want to mount a file share from my windows dev box inside my CoreOS VM, so I can then mount that volume inside a container. CoreOS doesn't appear to support doing this, and comes ...
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Challenges of dealing with large disks/partitions

Currently doing research on creating a new file server. Server will be Linux based (CentOS 7) and will need to have around 8 TB of available space. Samba will be used to share the files. I am trying ...
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Optimize Linux file system for reading ~500M small files

We're seeing performance problems on a file system that contains ~500 M files that are relatively small (typically tens of kb) and ~150 K directories. Files access is predominantly reads and writes ...
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Expanding Storage by adding a second server? [closed]

I don't know if this is possible "out of the box" but here goes: I have a dedicated Linux server with a LAMP kind of installation. It is being used as a cloud storage. The server is slowly getting ...
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NetApp - Snapshot Full

I am seeing a bunch of Snapshot Full warning events being generated recently from various volumes on our filers: A Warning event at 22 Jun 10:03 Alaskan Daylight Time on Snapshot ...
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How to list all files of a partition on linux?

I am running out of disk on my rhel box. I am trying to find all files in /dev/sda2. Do we have a command which can give all files (ideally, with size) in filesystem /dev/sda2? /dev/sda2 31297508 ...
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RAID1: approx performance difference of 3 active vs. 2 + spare?

My question concerns only Linux software RAID ("md"). I'm going to set up a RAID1 array with three devices. I need to choose between using the third disk as a spare or as an active member of the ...
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7-Mode snapmirror status post link change

In a Netapp with a snapmirror relationship to another Netapp in 7-mode, what are my options of checking replication performance through Data Ontap? We upgraded the link and want to know how snapmirror ...
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SATA Hard disk on RAID controller does not show on windows, and healthy on BIOS

We have a WIN2012 R2 server (3 x SSD 1T each, 1 x SATA 2TB), each drive is being put on it's own RAID (reads 4 "Adaptec Array SCSI Disk Device) on device manager in windows "disk drives" section ...
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Apache Spark infrastructure - combining compute and storage nodes

I have an infrastructure question around Apache Spark, which I'm looking at rolling out in a greenfield project with (at most) approximately 4 TB of data used for modelling at any given time. ...
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How can I enable caching on the RAID card or Hard Disk(s)

I've got a HP ML350 G5 server running 6 disks as two RAID-5 configurations. This server has been notifying me of an empty battery on the E200i card. This seems to result in disabled cache: read and ...
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How to fix my broken raid10 array

I have a RAID 10 consisting of 4x3TB drives. It had become degraded (sdd had dropped off). I thought I had fixed it and it was rebuilding, but now (I think) sde appears to be causing problems. ...
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Converting from RAID 1 to RAID 0

We have 2 x 600GB SAS 15K drives configured in RAID 1 through a PERC H710 RAID controller in a PowerEdge R620. Question. Can we convert this to RAID 0 without having need for a OS reinstall? If so, ...
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How to disable fibre channel LUNs entirely while doing an OS install?

SL 6.5 (aka RHEL 6.5) using a Qlogic adapter in a Dell R610. The module that is loaded is qla2xxx but also scsi_transport_fc. I have 2 SAS disks in RAID 1 for the OS and several FC LUNs for data ...
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S3 + Cloudflare vs S3 + 2 Web Server + Cloudflate

Currently, I run two websites and each site own it own big server. Currently, all of those two sites has roughly 300GB of images. Its grow rate is 15GB of images per month. I know that eventually, one ...
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Windows Server Manager stuck on 'Display will be complete when the server inventory has finished…'

I cannot access Storage Pools in Server Manager because it seems that it's stuck on 'Display will be complete when the server inventory has finished...'. The little blue bar up top keeps running, so ...
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How to show degraded pool under SCVMM?

Does SCVMM show degraded pool information? When a disk, which is part of a storage pool, goes down, therefore changing the pool status, where and how can I see this information under SCVMM? Server ...
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why are zfs on linux transfer rtates reported incorrectly after expanding array?

I have upgraded the drives in a 4 drive Raidz array in a NAS server and the array has auto expanded to the new size. In testing transfer rates from the NAS server now I observe that when performing ...
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Network Filesystem fails during high I/O Speeds

I am a user on a cluster using NFS for our data storage needs. Recently, I have been running a pipeline which has very high I/O during some operations. The program we think is causing the problem is ...
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error: no space left on device when saving file (but there is space)

I am implementing in ruby however when I want to save my work I get "Opening output file: no space left on device, /afs/edu/usr7/ael/p\ rivate/RUBY/inc.rb" When I checked if I got any space using ...
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Consumer vs Enterprise SSD [closed]

I'm deciding what SSD's to use in our infrastructure. Enterprise drives are obviously more reliable but storage items are expendable and will fail anyway. So considering that we have proper RAID, ...
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xenserver host lost all storage connections

I have inherited a xenserver setup running 6.0. There is a storage pool set up with two host servers (a bad idea to start with I gather), 8 vms and several SRs. I recently had one of the hosts fail ...
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HyperV-2012R2 Storage Migration cannot migrate entire VM in FCM

I am new to HyperV and currently moving our setup from esix4.1 to 2012R2 HyperV. We were testing out the storage migration and it is pretty cool but I could not figure this out: - If the VM is not in ...
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New EC2 server, C: drive is full. What can I do?

I signed up for a trial of Amazon EC2 and created a new instance with all the defaults. Upon first login the 30GB C: Drive only had 150 megs free. I went ahead and created a new volume and have a D ...
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Email storage server - NAS or SAN? [closed]

I'm looking for storage server that could store ~34TB (34 SSD disks of 1TB) of emails. I'm thinking about two NAS QNAP storage servers, but I'm not sure if it's OK to use NAS instead of SAN. Any help? ...
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Does the amount of disks in a RAID10 matter for a Microsoft SQL server in regards of the block size?

We are planning to deploy a Microsoft SQL Server and to store the databases on a RAID10 (RAID1+0) block-level-storage. Does it matter how many drives altogether I put into the array for optimum ...
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Same device, mount different partitions in different servers

I have two Linux servers which have connection to the same disk device, on a fiber channel connection (I didn't configure that, it was already there). I can see on both servers the disk showing up as ...