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46 views

Modify CIFS share ACL's

I would like to modify permissions on a number of NetApp CIFS shares (over 100). These are user shares and each share has a different user with "Change" share permission, this permission now needs to ...
7
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2answers
126 views

Array free space requirement

The general rule of thumb is don't use more than 80-85% of your capacity, otherwise performance degrades sharply, and other bad stuff may happen. On a 8TB array, this comes out to around 1.6TB of ...
1
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2answers
85 views

What is the maximum theoretical throughput of a NAS device to 100 workstations with 1Gb/sec connections? [closed]

This is a difficult question to ask, since it depends on a number of assumptions. But let's assume we have 100 workstations that need to connect to a network attached storage device. What is the ...
2
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1answer
64 views

After resizing a share's quota, why would we need to “resize” the volume?

We have one volume in our NetApp filer with multiple Qtrees that are shared as CIFS. To resize a share we normally: Modify the quota on the share Use "resize" command on the volume Perhaps I'm ...
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1answer
91 views

Which will have more faster for backups between usb drive on vm or NAS drive

I have IBM server with SAS drives and ESXi Server with many VM (not production). Now for backups of VM i have two options But NAS drive and use that on network Get USB drive , attach to FreeNAS VM ...
1
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1answer
117 views

Video hosting: Host files on web server, storage server, NAS? [duplicate]

I inherited responsibility for the back-end of a growing distance education program. They have a Proliant DL160 Gen8 web server which serves video from a ReadyNAS Pro 6. We currently share the ...
0
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1answer
56 views

ReadyNAS 3200 Taking a Long Time to boot

I have a ReadyNAS 3200 that locked up on me. I could web into it, I could see the files on it via CIFS, but it would not allow me to access existing, or edit/create new files. I would get an error ...
0
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1answer
68 views

Scalable NAS: on-premise and minimum of 6 TB [closed]

Shying away from the trending cloud storage and hosting a website on an on-premise 6TB storage, what would you recommend for a scalable NAS. Strictly, the storage solution requires on-premise and ...
1
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0answers
344 views

Access iomega StorCenter ix4-200d dump utility from SSH

My employer is in the process of returning a broken HDD to Lenovo/iomega. Unfortunately, before we can send it in, they require us to do a complete dump of the system's current state. Normally, I ...
0
votes
2answers
287 views

Setting up a storage server to replace Dropbox [closed]

We are a non-profit organisation in education sector dealing with a lot of external stakeholders including the government. As such, we work with a lot of documents every day including: Office ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

How to avoid deliberate corruption using a NAS for backup

This is an extension of my question here (Small office backups, small NAS (RAID) vs single disk). What would be a good way to structure a NAS backup solution to prevent deliberate corruption by a ...
0
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2answers
107 views

Building a small server setup - need storage and reduncy - NAS or SAN? [closed]

I want to build a small server setup. With 2 load balancers, and at first 2 webservers. I need a setup where both webservers would be able to upload and download files from a common storage solution. ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

Update RAID 10 NAS storage

I've got a NAS with 4x500GB HDD in RAID 10. I want to change the actual HDDs to others of 1TB capacity, but I want (if possible) to preserve the data without having to copy it outside the NAS. The NAS ...
5
votes
3answers
693 views

Recommendations: configuring a 10GbE NAS stack for virtualisation storage

I'll try as hard as I can to word this so it is not considered a shopping list. We have been successfully running a dev/test ESXi environment for some time, with a couple of Dell PE2950III servers ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Why use NAS for file access, why not SAN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the use-case for NAS on a mid-to-high end storage array? SAN is block level, NAS is file level. Block level means applications access blocks,while in file level ...
2
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1answer
181 views

Why is ZFS replication single threaded?

On my 8 core NAS I see only one core maxed out when ZFS replication over SSH is running. I would expect that transferring a snapshot would scale perfectly with the number or cores, as the snapshot ...
0
votes
1answer
299 views

Generalized strategy for file server virtualization in Xenserver [closed]

I'm not shopping as much as I'm looking for some guidance on good idea / bad idea strategies. I'm sure I'm not in the "best practices" budget range. Currently, I have 3 dell poweredges running ...
-2
votes
1answer
106 views

Maximum number of hard drives in a build-your-own NAS solution [closed]

My IT department has a bunch of older 160/320GB Drives. I'd like to use them in a build-your-own NAS device. What limitations exist in regards to the maximum number of drives that can be connected to ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

Understanding the S.M.A.R.T. values from a Synology 1812+ device

I have a Synology 1812+ NAS with 8 3TB drives configured as RAID 5. Its running DSM 4.1. It was purchased to replace USB drives, consolidate storage and short term OS X backups using Time Machine. ...
3
votes
1answer
108 views

Network Area Storage with multiple servers

I'm looking for a way to combine the space (~ 500 - 2000 GB per Server) of about 7 servers (will become more if this works good!) to one big volume as a RAID-5 which is accessible via Samba (as there ...
26
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2answers
2k views

What is a Storage Area Network, and which benefits does it have over different storage solutions?

I'm proposing this to be a canonical question about enterprise-level Storage Area Networks. What is a Storage Area Network (SAN), and how does it work? How is it different from a Network Attached ...
7
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3answers
526 views

What is the use-case for NAS on a mid-to-high end storage array?

Many large storage vendors (EMC, NetApp, etc) provide storage equipment that does NAS in addition to FCP, FCoE, or iSCSI. When would it be appropriate to use the NAS functionality of these boxes? In ...
2
votes
3answers
588 views

FlexClone splitting in Netapp OnTap 7

I have a large volume containing only an NFS share I'd like to split up. 500GB of it (three specific subdirectories) needs to be put into a new volume. I'd like to avoid writing this data again. ...
3
votes
2answers
358 views

Use NAS or Virtualized Server to Serve Files

We are planning to set up 3 VMware nodes and move our infrastructure from physical servers to virtual machines. I haven't decided which NAS to get yet, but I know I need to get one that supports iSCSI ...
0
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3answers
661 views

Best way to share storage between multiple computers

I need to provide shared storage for multiple application server nodes in a cluster in a Linux environment. In other words, each of the nodes in my cluster needs to be able to read/write files to a ...
5
votes
4answers
3k views

SAN or NAS 100-200TB - where to start looking? [closed]

I'm starting a project to consolidate a bunch of data and make it available on our LAN. I'm thinking that we may have a need for anywhere from 100-200TB at any one time. What factors should I be ...
1
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0answers
117 views

Virtual linux drive on a NAS - recommendations

I have a Linux server currently running under a Microsoft Virtual Machine. I have it set up so that the storage drive is set up as a secondary virtual disk. I need to move this machine to a new box ...
1
vote
4answers
4k views

How to implement cheap LFF 3.5“ SATA storage on a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 with 2.5” SFF SAS

In a series of bad, hasty decisions, a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server was bought for file server use at my place of work. The intention was to build a FreeNAS 8 server using cheap 3.5" SATA drives. Only ...
0
votes
2answers
138 views

NAS storage problem

Im running a small program on Buffalo NAS, which is being accessed by several users through network share. Recently the program started to crash quite often and kicks out the user while they work on ...
2
votes
2answers
877 views

store high amount of photos (150 million) and make available for web [closed]

For a actual project I must setup a high-available storage server who can store and publish (http) 150 million photos in 7 sizes means total 1050 million files. For every photo we need total 200 KB ...
1
vote
2answers
115 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
121 views

Network-Attached Storage Advice

The company I work for utilizes an old, clunky Window SBS as a file server and Domain Controller. They're looking to reorganize their storage infrastructure to deal with data demands. I'm thinking a ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

DAS or NAS for VMware?

I am going to be implmenting a VMware vSphere 4 setup in our company. At first I had the plans of using a Netgear ReadyNAS business applicance for VM storage via iSCSI. But as I was looking around for ...
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votes
2answers
311 views

I need an affordable, mass storage system. For under £1000. Possible? [closed]

I've got a budget of £1000, but really I'd like it for less than that. I want to set up a 20TB+ storage system for a project I'm working on that will use roughly 15TB, and the rest for storing photos, ...
0
votes
2answers
108 views

Storage setup for large files

I need to store over 200TB of data (all types, biggest being video files) and be able to access it over a local network. The files will be accessed for editing or searches. I don't need versioning, ...
2
votes
5answers
311 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
140 views

nas question regarding TeraByte size vs cpu power for basic storage of data

is there a relationship between storage space and number of cpu's required to handle it? if i have 100GB of data a night coming in through a fat pipe remotely from 50 different sites so that the total ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

can ZFS NAS serve storage multiple hosts?

is it possible to serve blocks of storage to multiple hosts using iSCSI protocol? each block is reserved to one writer (host) is it only limited by available NIC ports? update: shared storage ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

which Linux iSCSI target support SCSI 3 Persistant reservations?

looking for Linux iSCSI target software that support SCSI-3 persistent reservations? isci enterprise target tgt: scsi-target-utils open-iscsi
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
140 views

Asus WL-520GC + external HDD via Ethernet

Has anyone experience of using such combination? Exactly with the same model (or from same model line). How does it works? How hard is to set up all that? What difficulties? I use this router a ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

Iomega StorCenter opinions [closed]

I saw iomega storcenter with 12 HDDs with very favorable price. Experts, what do you think about that :) Vmware certified! :) This is not a question, but I would be glad if you provide some pros/cons. ...
0
votes
3answers
214 views

How to make remote access to my data?

What we have Please see this picture: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17136439/net/remote_data_access_en_what_we_have.png (unfortunately, Serverfault doesn't allow to place images directly in the messages ...
4
votes
4answers
416 views

Our company has 100,000s+ photos, how to store and browse/find these efficiently?

We currently store our photos in a structure like this: folder\1\10000 - 19999.JPG|ORF|TIF (10 000 files) folder\2\20000 - 29999.JPG|ORF|TIF (10 000 files) etc... They are stored on 4 different 2TB ...
0
votes
1answer
414 views

celerra checkpoint for a share paused

This morning when i tried to check the checkpoint feature-I stumbled upon this... Id Name State Next Run Description 21 Daily_Patient Paused ...
10
votes
7answers
2k views

How do you backup a storage server?

I'm looking at implementing a very large storage server to be used as live NAS for several other servers (all Linux-based). By very large, I mean between 4TB and 20TB usable space (although it's ...
1
vote
1answer
966 views

NAS: Multiple small volumes vs. one large volume

We have a volume on the NAS (NetApp filer) that we use for department shares. We just received requests to create several other shares which we do not have space for in the current volume (300GB). We ...
0
votes
2answers
396 views

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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votes
3answers
284 views

How to run a scan on NAS system

For the NAS sharepoints and NAS storage, is it possible someone can run a scan and tell if there are any .exe or .bat files on the NAS systems? (EMC CELERRA) The customer mentioned to me today that ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

VMs on SAN vs NAS

I'm about to deploy XenServer on a DELL R900 and haven't finalized on the Storage yet. Would typically be running like 40 VMs on the server with requires about 2TB of storage. What should I choose ...