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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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best filesystem for an aws s3 like service

I need to build a fault tolerant, highly available key/value storage (no posix, only same functionaluty as S3) using cheap existing hardware. The storage should be able to handle several billions of ...
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iozone: 5 concurrent threads random read of 300K blocks does more ops/s than using only one thread, what could be the underlying reason?

The partition is in RAID1 using software RAID. Command line used: iozone -s 190g -r 300k -O -b test_file OPS Mode. Output is in operations per second. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Dirty Cache Dell Equallogic Storage Array

has anyone ever run into a dirty cache issue with a Equallogic SAN. Even after replacement of the controller cards in the Equallogic Storage Array fails offline with a dirty cache. I have listed ...
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Why I cannot initialize disk to MBR in server 2012 with the new Server Manager?

Why I cannot initialize disk to MBR in server 2012 with the new Server Manager ? just GPT is allowed?
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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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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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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 ...
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Backing up files on Debian

I need to backup a file on my file server to an external hdd. I want the folder to be replicated on the hdd every day. What kind of backup software do I need. I run Debian 7.1 and want to be able to ...