4
votes
3answers
173 views

Should I worry about Split I/O in a SAN?

We have a NetApp Storage system presenting LUNs to a few Hyper-V clusters. When running a system performance trace (in perfmon) on a 2008 R2 there's a warning about a "high level of Split I/O". ...
2
votes
0answers
62 views

Shrinking a volume and extending another in dynamic disk

I have a test environment where I converted a disk to dynamic, shrunk a volume, and then expanded another all on the same disk. The result is that disk management in Windows Server 2008 R2 shows two ...
1
vote
2answers
79 views

Determine If This Is A Symbolic Link

I'm in the process of getting a second server connected to a Dell MD3000i. I'm trying to do it the exact same way the server before it was setup. It has a folder in the C Drive that goes virtual ...
-1
votes
2answers
62 views

Access files from internet to internal server [closed]

I have an external IP pointing to it and I can mstsc (access via RDP) to it but I can't access it via \\IPADDRESS Any ideas?
3
votes
1answer
95 views

Storing valuable high-resolution images before root

I have a busy celebrity stock photo website and I am trying to hide the photos behind the website root, so they can't be accessed via URL, but my ASP script can read the photo and sends it to he ...
2
votes
2answers
457 views

MySQL unstable behavior with external stroge

In our project we are using MySQL 5.0.90(InnoDB engine) server with an external storage. We store MySQL data files in an external storage. When the external storage down for a reason we have unstable ...
0
votes
2answers
63 views

Managing a networked drive [closed]

We're having issues with people moving files both intentionally and accidentally on a networked drive. What would be a good way to establish accountability without bogging down the storage server? Is ...
1
vote
1answer
139 views

Windows Storage Server 2008 Single Instance Storage

Should I be enabling this feature on a file server? What type of performance hit is involved with this? I ask as its not something I can easily turn off once on.
2
votes
2answers
190 views

Local attached storage versus NAS

I currently have 3 old NT File Servers that are about to die, which have no disk level redundancy. We're considering buying drives and attaching them to a newer server that would serve files, but I ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

gpt partition for raid 6 that was 4.5TB, will i have any issues under server 2008 64bit r2?

has anyone had any issues with using one large gpt partition of 5TB on a raid 6 setup with a 3ware raid controller. i am using the partition as a basic file sharing backup repository, nothing fancy. ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

How to connect an HP StorageWorks 8000 EVA via Fibre to a Windows Server machine for direct storage?

I have two used HP EVA 8000 AD524B drive enclosures with 14 146gb drives in each. They have 2 Fibre controllers in each. I would like to connect these two units to an HP Proliant DL380 G4 server ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Is it possible to query the LUN ID of a list of windows server?

I'm trying a combination of FCINFO and PSEXEC to get the LUN ID (LUN NUMBER) used by servers, but i cant get this information directly from fcinfo. I've also try using WMI until i learned that i ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 - Spanned Dynamic Disk

I have a spanned volume on 5 dynamic disks in my current Windows Server 2003. The volume is used to store data only. All the disks are connected via an external SCSI enclosure. I would like to ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Windows 2008 RAID Failed Redudancy - which is the “current” disk?

I have a Windows 2008 Server with a two-drive software RAID 1 (mirroring). Last night one of the drives apparently failed (just disappeared from the system) and I had to boot from the secondary plex ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

Cheap way to create a NAS or storage server box?

I want a small (in terms of size) box to run W2K8, SQL Server and provide a load of storage (so maybe 4 SATA drives). I don't need graphics, sound or any frills. What is the most cost effective way to ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Windows 2008R2 x64 large partition size not usable

I have installed a win2k8r2 system on a large (4Tb) drive. During the setup I made my C: drive 300Gb, wanting to use the rest as a large data partition (was hoping GPT can be used), but after the ...
7
votes
5answers
2k views

Block-level LUN replication options for Windows [closed]

When it comes to replicating a LUN or partition to a physically separate server, Linux has DRBD (now in the kernel!). As I understand it, it has both synchronous and asynchronous replication modes. ...
0
votes
2answers
71 views

How can I seperate old and new data storage, while making the data access seemless to the user?

First, I am open to suggestion on the title of this. Here is what I am looking for: I am rebuilding our file server because it’s dying, as well as space being poorly allocated. What I would like to ...
0
votes
2answers
654 views

Re-Install Windows on Server with HP Smart Array

We have a server with an HP Smart Array 642 attached to it with a MSA20 enclosure, and want to format the OS and start over going from Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2, however want to keep the data on ...
1
vote
4answers
246 views

file share system architecture asking for advice

I am using Windows platform to setup a web based file share system. In more details, individual users could upload and share documents from web interface (content may be big document, like video ...
52
votes
13answers
73k views

Windows 2008: WinSXS directory growing uncontrollably, blocking server

I run a (remotely hosted) virtual Server with Windows 2008 Server for a client. Initially, it had 10 GB of space. During the course of a few weeks - during which nothing was done on the machine ...
2
votes
2answers
715 views

Dynamic disks import to a new server

One of our servers has died recently. So I've took those disks from it and installed them all to the new server running Windows Server 2008. Along with disks I've moved two simple two-port controllers ...