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Question regarding an NAS server and remote users

I have a client that requires a massive amount of storage space but: Doesn't want to spend very much money Needs remote users (across the country) to be able to pull data from it and store to it, as ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How do I change the hostname in a fhgfs management node?

FHGFS is a high performance parallel file system typically used in clusters. How would you go about changing the hostname of the management server without breaking connection between the storage and ...
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RAID controller won't rebuild RAID-1 array

I have a RAID-1 array on a desktop computer. The RAID controller is a 3ware 7006-2. Recently the controller has been reporting ECC errors from one of the drives. It was able to correct all of those ...
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Is it possible to do storage without RAID and unnecessary redundancy?

I'm building multiple storage nodes for Riak database. Each node contains 20-40 x 2TB drives. Riak replicates each save to 3 nodes so there I have redundancy. Now the question is that what's the best ...
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What limits a Device not to detect multiple LUNs behind a single target?

What limits a Device not to detect multiple LUNs behind a single target? What is required to make this possible in broad perspective? I want to know if there are any limitations in SAS/SATA or SCSI? ...
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Cannot join CIFS server to a active directory domain

We have a VNX5700 in our environment , it had two datamovers(one as primary and the other secondary). Recently we added a third datamover to the array and configured it as an active DM , so we will ...
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parted subtracting partition size 16896 from size given

When I create a partition using parted(mkpart) giving unit as Bytes, it is creating "size given - 16896" byte sized partition. Is there any specific reason to less 16896 bytes from the partition ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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vCenter Thin Provisioned disk usage calculations

I'm managing a number of Thin-Provisioned VMs in vCenter 5.1.0. Each contains one virtual Harddisk. We run a pretty tight ship in terms of allocating storage, so the difference between 1 or 2 GBs is ...
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Unclaimed disk space but no actual physical disk present

I am working with Ubuntu server 12.04 and earlier this week we detected a bad disk in /dev/sdl. I was not able to query its mount point and it also had failed SMART tests. Today I brought a brand new ...
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Debian Installer Partman and reserved blocks

I did this preseed configuration but I'm unable to remove the percentage of reserved blocks directly from the partman recipe. It seems that the option "partman-basicfilesystems/specify_reserved" is ...
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Will 3ware controllers continue to rebuild when I reboot the computer?

I am using a 3ware 9690SA-8I controller and one drive in my raid 6 hick uped and now the raid is rebuilding. Meanwhile I noticed I have an unfortunate combination of stupid programs and I need to ...
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EMC PowerPath Support Matrix

I know this is a stupid question, but I've found nothing online. Does anyone know where EMC has hidden the support matrix documentation so that I know what version of PowerPath is supported with ...
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P410i: replacement disk disk is not synchronizing; Port ID changed from 1l: to 2l:

Little problem: Our SA 410i changed the adress of slot 5 of the disk-backplane from Port 1l: to Port 2l:. I don't know why there were no configuration changes made. We have an HP 380 G6 with an ...
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How to set two RAID1 on the HP SA-E200i controller?

I have an HP ML350 G5 with a RAID 1 between two SAS disks. I want to add 2 extra disks and configure a new RAID 1 separated from the other one. Reading this topic Multiple RAID arrays on E200i it ...
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Hyper V with a DELL MD3000 Poor I/O

Current build is 2 Dell R900 24core each 128GB ram - 8x 144GB 15k 2.5 SAS on a Perc 6i local - 15x 300GB 15K 3.5 SAS in a Raid5 DG 6 VG in the MD3000 using 2x Perc 5e HBA - OS Windows 2012 R2 ...
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Dell raid configuation issue omsa

I've been trying to create a raid using the dell srvadmin tools including raidcfg and omconfig. Controller info: [root@ksssd tmp]# /opt/dell/toolkit/bin/raidcfg controller controllerid=0 ...
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How to benchmark a whole storage infrastructure

I'm a 100% sure that I'm not the first one to consider benchmarking a whole infrastructure, but yet I haven't found any relevant information on how to face this challenge. As I guess we all know what ...
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I want to enable Blob Storage for my website, will this plan work?

My current setup is a website hosted with Azure Websites. Unfortunately, due to site growth, I need to enable Azure Blob Storage on the site, but it's not as easy as flicking a switch. My plan is to ...
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Unmount volume or halt Linux on disk IO error

Is there a way to dismount a volume (with open files on it) or cause kernel panic if IO error occurs on underlying disk? OS is Linux. This is needed to prevent data corruption in case of storage ...
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Grid storage for large files on multiple external machines

I have several dedicated servers with unused space on them. 16GB+ RAM, some have SSD, other HDD. All have minimum 100Mbps connection. OS is Debian 7 64bit. There is no LAN connection between machines ...
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Solaris iSCSI read speeds increase when we start writing

Here's one I haven't seen before. We have an IBM Storwize V3700 storage array, 24 TB, RAID 5 connected to a Solaris 10 file server via an iSCSI link over Gigabit Ethernet (no MPIO at present). We ...
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Consequences of exposing VM storage on same subnet as VM's and hypervisor

I recently purchased a RAID array to store my VM's and segregate the storage from the host machine. Since my needs are pretty simple I've configured the VM's to bridge with the host network (I think ...
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WebDAV on server exposing ZFS data from another server

Is it even possible to have WebDAV server hosted on one computer and its pulling the "data" (folders and files and all) from another server? Something like so: CentOS Proxy ...
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Windows Storage Server… Just a single Administrator session?

I have a server with "Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Standard" operating system. My problem is that I cannot access the server with Administrator account with two users at the same time... Just one ...
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Swap files in Cloud Infrastructures

At our company we set up an OpenStack Cloud and are currently creating internal guidelines for creation of OS templates / images. One controversial topic was if we should provide swap inside the VM ...
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mdadm: superblock on /dev/sdd1 doesn't match others - assembly aborted

OS: Debian Squeeze Kernel: 2.6.32-5-amd64 mdadm version: 3.1.4 (31 August 2010) mdarrays md1 = raid1 (this is working) (devices: /dev/sd[fg]1) md0 = raid6 (previously raid5, ...
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SBS 2008 Duplicate Files - what can I delete

I'm trying to look after my company's SBS 2008 server. It keeps running out of space on the C: (OS)drive, so Exchange stops when it gets down to 4Gb free space. From what I can tell after the last ...
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Raid group on a p2000g3 iscsi

I have to set up an hypervR2 cluster (2nodes) and a san storage (hp p2000g3 iscsi) with 12 disks (300 GO, 10k SAS) The p2000 has 2 controllers. What is the best ? ONe big raid group (raid10) with the ...
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WordPress MU with multiple Servers; wordpress won't show media-files; Syncing things

yesterday I have seted up a wordpress "clutser". Two Front/Backend Servers for Nginx and PHP One Database Server on all there is installed memcached I have a internal network, so no authenticate ...
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When to use an EC2 server?

This question is a little more general than the title implies. I haven't been exposed to almost any server related code, so I hope you can be gentle with your replies. What I want to know, really, ...
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Server Mainboard and Storage System

Does anybody know how the following storage devices will be supported by Ubuntu, Debian or Linux in generall?? SATA-Controller: AMD SP5100 SAS-Controller: LSI 1068E Because I will buy the ...
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Barracuda Message Archiver Database Storage Format

I need access to a Barracuda Message Archiver database so that I can issue queries against it. The default web-based email search mechanism is not powerful enough to handle complex nested and/or type ...
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Any cloud storage for backups (upload by passing a http-link)

We have our backups available via direct http and we are serching for a cloud provider with a feature: We should give a backup http or ftp link to it`s control panel or api and it should upload this ...
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Need help with Server Case + Storage setup?

I'm pretty novice when it comes to high end server storage hardware. Right now i have just a mid tower case that is running hyper-v with 2 guess instances (1 Windows 7 + 1 Windows Home server). With ...
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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 ...
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Can the EMC grab utility be used on ESX hosts

Can the EMC grab utility be used on ESX hosts?
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is provisioning storage in VMAX difficult?

is provisioning storage in VMAX difficult? I am not getting any sort of training from my manager .There's going to be requests fro the clients in provisioning storage to their hosts (cluster, stand ...
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How do I resolve an “Invalid Transaction” error saving a zone config in Brocade Web Tools?

When trying to save zoning changes in the Zone Administration tool in Brocade Web Tools, I get the status "Failed to commit changes to fabric" and the messages window shows: --- start of commit ...
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How to Assign datastorage Limit to the datastore from LM?

We have a Data Storeage XYZ with 1TB HDD and 32 GB ram. - We want to assign this to 2 different groups 500GB HDD, 16GB RAM to Group - A and 500GB HDD and 16GB RAM to another group. We want to set ...
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RAID 10 (2+2) and (4+4) - terminology or physical setup?

I understand what RAID10 (2+2) is (stripped mirror) whereby there are data are striped across 2 groups and each group have a pair of mirror devices (2 disks). This is how i have understand "2+2" For ...
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EMC storage - set login/password VIA naviseccli command

I have two NETRA machines that connected to EMC storage ( EMC flare 28 ) I installed Solaris 10 on both NETRA machines my question - is it possible to set the login and password for EMC storage by: ...
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Remote storage on ubuntu server

I have an Ubuntu server having limited storage, 30GB. I need extra 100GB, how can I have a remote storage or remote drive which does not occupy local space? Cloud services like dropbox take local ...