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4answers
69 views

Need to make a storage that keeps growing in size [closed]

First, due to security reasons and others I wont be able to make use of S3, or other similar solution. I have a a storage server in which I have a 1TB had disk. I have a Mysql server running in it. ...
1
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2answers
50 views

Storage for HP server (sbs2011)

I currently have HP ML350 G6 with 2x300 GB raid disks. Server main purpose is: - Exchange server - Office network (25 users) - File storage Now one problem is that one department has a need of ...
2
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2answers
164 views

San storage HP p4300 g2 iscsi volume

I have a p4300 SAN storage in my network, I create a volume and assign that to TWO servers, i cant sync data between two volume and any change in one of them dont appear to another, how i can do that? ...
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1answer
56 views

The two devices which facilitate storage over a network [closed]

I have been ask for specifically 'THE TWO' devices which facilitate storage over a network, powerful in addressing, failures and redundancy. Could anyone figure out which devices these are? It seems ...
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2answers
168 views

Cross platform, blob storage system

I have a couple of different servers around the house, and a lot of storage on each of these machines. I also have a couple of dedicated servers, and some VMs on these boxes... Most of the boxes and ...
1
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1answer
230 views

How to connect drive array to redundant motherboards?

How should one connect a small storage array, four 3TB SATA drives for now, to two motherboards or controllers as a failover system? This means avoiding adding another single point of failure such as ...
1
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2answers
403 views

ZFS: Best-practices doc state: “On systems with 1,000s of ZFS file systems…”?

The docs state: "On systems with 1,000s of ZFS file systems, provision 1 GB of extra memory for every 10,000 mounted file systems including snapshots." What does that mean - how do these people use ...
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2answers
112 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 ...
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1answer
174 views

why are FC drives so cheap? or Using Fibre Channel drives as internal storage RAID array [closed]

While looking on Google Product search for drives for a new file server, I noticed that that almost all of the cheapest 300GB 10k drives are Fibre Channel drives: Google Products search result page. ...
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2answers
195 views

Consolidating storage on multiple VPS instances

Say you have four VPS instances running. One is an nginx proxy which handles requests for your two middle layers VPS instances running a web app via FastCGI and the final VPS is running the database. ...
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10answers
4k views

S3-compatible Object Storage systems

Has anyone come across a near 100% Amazon S3 RESTful API compatible object storage system? What I am after is a layer that sit on top of any (preferably a POSIX) filesystem that provides Amazon S3 ...
2
votes
5answers
305 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
103 views

Setting up Multi-server Infrastrure? Advise the best options

We are setting up a number of Virtual Machines (around 250) for a customer who is basically using an application written in LAMP + Java with a bit of customizations in each of these 250 instances. ...
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3answers
2k views

SAS Expanders vs Direct Attached (SAS)?

I have a storage unit with 2 backplanes. One backplane holds 24 disks, one backplane holds 12 disks. Each backplane is independently connected to a SFF-8087 port (4 channel/12Gbit) to the raid card. ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Free tiered storage automation in linux?

I have a couple virtualized fileservers running in QEMU/KVM on ProxmoxVE. The physical host has 4 storage tiers with significant performance variances. They're attached both locally and via NFS. ...
0
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2answers
383 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 ...
8
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5answers
1k views

Is brand-name NAS overpriced?

NetGear's ReadyNAS 2100 has 4 disk slots and costs $2000 with no disks. That seems a bit too expensive for just 4 disk slots. Dell has good network storage solutions too. PowerVault NX3000 has 6 disk ...
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1answer
92 views

Should I go for a NAS200 or a desktop?

I recently bought a network storage system NAS200 but was wondering if I should have this or should go for a full fledged processor. If I want to run a web server or something, I am assuming I cannot ...