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Using ZFS head node as database server?

I'm using a dual-head ZFS-backed NAS for high availability cluster shared storage, based on Nexenta's recommended architecture as seen here: The disks in 1 JBOD will store the database files for a ...
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SAS expander or better controller?

In the past, servers I've put together have all had 8 or fewer disks, so I've not had to give the storage controller much thought - a standard controller like the P440ar (my experience is with HP) ...
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VMware ESXi and Intel DC3700 (NVMe) Poor Performance Even With Intel's Driver

I'm running VMware ESXi 6.0.0 with the Intel DC3700 800GB. My VM is running Windows 10 x64 with 8GB RAM and 4CPU Cores. The entire VM is 32GB and sits on the SSD. I'm using CrystalDiskMark at 1GiB ...
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S3 + Cloudflare vs S3 + 2 Web Server + Cloudflate

Currently, I run two websites and each site own it own big server. Currently, all of those two sites has roughly 300GB of images. Its grow rate is 15GB of images per month. I know that eventually, one ...
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Dell Data Collector Manager not showing Storage Center

In one of our environments, Dell Enterprise Manager Data Collector doesn't seem to connect to my Storage Centre. The logs shows that "Storage Centre Controller Cannot connect to the configured ...
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Expanding JBOD with SAS extenders

My project is expanding 24-HDD ZFS box by adding 45-drive box with option to add another 45-drive box later (all are JBODs). Host box (24 HDDs) is Supermicro with single port expander backplane and ...
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Maximum size of a virtual pool in SCVMM 2012R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running SCVMM 2012 R2 and an over-committed virtual storage pool. In Server Manager the capacity of this storage pool is 128TB which translates to 140TiB which makes ...
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Infiniband link is at 4X SDR with DDR HCAs; has anyone seen this before?

I've recently upgraded my Infiniband HCAs from SDR to DDR, however upon upgrading, it has not improved the link speed at all. Receiving the following output from 'iblinkinfo': CA: ip-san-1-au3a ...
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Issue deleting files from a NetApp Windows Share

At work we have a NetApp Windows Share setup. I browse with Windows Explorer to a folder which contained thousands of text files. I then select multiple files at the same time and delete the files. ...
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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 ...
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Partition block size different from device's and stacked LVM volumes ones

I have a pair of HP ML350 G6 servers with LSI MegaRAID 9266-4i+CacheVault driving Supermicro CSE836E16 enclosures via SAS bracket, filled with WD RE 3TB SATA drives. On these are configured a RAID10 ...
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Is it possible to dynamically set the upload_store value for nginx upload modue?

I have a lot of hard drives in my server and I want to upload files to them. Since it is overhead to upload a file to one drive and then move it to another, I would like to directly upload the file to ...
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How do I prevent graphite from filling up my primary disk on ubuntu in EC2?

I am running graphite (per reading this blog by Etsy) on an Ubuntu 10.10 linux install on EC2. Basically it works, except that my server is constantly exhausting reported free disk space. I say ...
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XenServer 5.5 local storage problem

I have the following problem with a Citrix XenServer 5.5. I had to physically move the host, so I shut down all machines via console: xe vm-shutdown force=true vm=my-machine-uuis-s After that I ...
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MegaRAID Rebuild required after PdOffline + PdOnline?

In a RAID6 array with 12 disks I have taken a disk offline to flash new firmware, then brought it online again: MegaCli64 -PdOffline -PhysDrv[8:0] -a0 MegaCli64 -PdFwDownload -PhysDrv[8:0] -f ...
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Changing content storage path for Azure pack websites

I'm wondering if it's possible to change the content storage location within Windows Azure pack websites. I want to change my existing cloud's storage from a standalone Windows file server to a Linux ...
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Understanding VMFS storage usage

please help me understand something regarding used and available space on a datastore holding thin provisioned vmdk files. Im having an ESX 4.1 U3 VMFS 3.48 datastore called "storage1". This is ...
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fdisk and parted won't work on a USB stick with Fedora 23 alpha 2 x86_64

So I burned a Fedora 23 alpha 2 on a 16GB USB stick through dd if=path/to/fedora.iso of=/dev/usb_device bs=512 I used bs=512 because the sectors on the stick are 512 bytes. Opening the stick in ...
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dmcache - is removing cache device without suspending safe?

I'm using plain dmcache for SSD cache - unmount procedure goes this way: umount fs suspend cache device remove cache device close lvm close LUKS shutdown However sometimes dmsetup doesn't allow me ...
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HP MSL2024 not auto changing tapes using Ultrabac 9.2.2

I am using Ultrabac 9.2.2 to run backup sets to a one drive HP MSL2024 tape library. It's currently connected via SAS 3Gbs to a HP Proliant DL380G6 running Server 2008 R2. I have the drivers from HP ...
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Amazon RDS Instance slowly losing free diskspace

A while back the server running my instance had 20GB of EBS storage. It then started getting disk storage errors, so I increased it to 40GB. Then again, storage missing errors so I increased again to ...
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HP Command View: Could not find authenticator for Security Domain

I have some HP EVA storage arrays. They are monitored via Command View - the HP management product. Of 8 management servers, a grand total of one will not let me log in using 'domain' credentials - ...
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Most efficient way to setup massive high-availability storage in Azure to work with multiple VMs?

I'm looking into various options for setting up massive high-availability storage in Windows Azure, to use together with my Azure VMs. The VMs need to be able to work with the storage as if were a ...
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Mapping LUNs to drive slots on a MSA2312i?

I'm working with an older MSA2312i. I really need map the current LUN configuration to associated slots via the SSH so I can make it scriptable. Is there a ready way to do so? I would have thought a ...
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windows2012 failover cluster + storage. Considerations

We plan to build a failover storage with Windows2012r2. There will be 2 or 3 physical machines with 2 virtual machines on each server. One virtual machine building a failover, second one being storage ...
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Storage of large number of files for a web application

There's an old discussion whether and application should store its files in a database or in the filesystem. Both have their pros and cons. I want to know if there's any specific system for ...
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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 ...
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3ware 9500S-4LP raid-1 rebuild failed

After replacment of 2 failed drives on 3ware card i got this: Ctl Model (V)Ports Drives Units NotOpt RRate VRate BBU ...
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ESXi 5.1 local datastore no longer accessable

I'm running ESXi and just recently rebuilt a raid array, and now an existing local datastore is no longer accessable in ESXi. The details: Original Configuration: 1x usb drive (on the backplane) ...
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Solaris x86 11.1 and qlt driver — only 3/4 ports attach

I'm using the QLogic QLE2564 4-port 8Gb HBA. The problem I have is that when I attach the qlt target mode driver to the card, only 3/4 ports attach the driver. ffffc10006854e58 pciex1077,2532, ...
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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 ...
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Windows Storage Server 2008 & Windows 7 sharing acting unpredictably

Configuration: Windows Server 2008 r2 ADUC, Windows Storage Server 2008, Windows 7 Professional x86 & x64 Scenario: We've been using Windows Storage Server on a NAS device for the last year or ...
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Backup Strategy ideas needed for awkward setup

We run a business with our offices in Nottingham in the UK. We keep our business critical data on a set of servers in Manchester UK. Although the two locations are not half a world away from one ...
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Celerra: zoning done to data mover

I have a small confusion-while zoning to data mover, wwn zoning in preferred. Which should be Node 50060160c1e10d7d -please correct me if I am wrong. Because in my environment I see it is zoned to SP ...
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SQL Server Replication Agent priority

Every hour a server replicates SQL server data with some external web server. During this time, which takes about 2-5minutes, the database seriously slows down. Colleagues, which work with the front ...
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Offline storage vs Cloud storage for a search engine

I need to store html pages from a web crawler on persistent storage. The information will be read at a rate of <1 GB/day and written at a speed of >10 GB/day since it's not a public facing search ...
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Confusion on how to hotswap dm-x device in software raid

Below is the dump when I do lsblk cat /proc/mdstat lmsetup -ls. So sde is dying and I would like to replace it. What i'm confused is, in lsblk it shows sde is part of md3 (software raid). but when I ...
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nas4free partitioning os drive [Nas4free]

I tried the nas4free forums but it doesn't seem that responsive so I am going to try my luck here. version: 9.2.0.1 - Shigawire (revision 972) My boot drive is in raid 1. One of the hdd is ...
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Choosing Block Size and I/O oustanding For Benchmarking Storage System

I have two quenstions. What is the recommended block size for benchmark a storage system, as I know many people would use 4K for random test but for sequential I am not sure whether to use 128K or ...
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Advice needed about RAID and partitioning new server

first of all i want to appolagize if i doublepost. Plese merge this with similar post. Thank you. Now about the situation and the system we are trying to build and want an advice from experienced ...
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Is there an overlay filesystem that can migrate data “up” with use?

I miss some functionality that I think would help migration, typically from an old NAS to a new NAS, but there would be other use cases as well. If a company purchases a new NAS and wishes to migrate ...
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Using Dell Omreport on Dell attached storage

Hi I have a Dell Powervault 1220 mounted to a PERC H800 (/dev/sda) I'm really confused on how to use dells monitoring software, srvadmin. According to this question, I should use omreport. However, ...
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Does Windows Server Storage Server have problems with RAID6 iSCSI?

I adopted a virtual Windows Server 2012 Storage Server that has 4 QNAPs attached via iSCSI. The storage environment is connected via iSCSI through a Cisco SG300 (Gigabit); jumbo frames is not ...
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Is mapping a docker volume to the host “bad” for production?

My main need: to be able to map a volume defined in a Dockerfile to a different physical storage tier (which is already a logical volume in the host). This volume is in /data in the host OS: # df -h ...
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RHEL 5 LVM: “dmsetup info” showing “Tables Present” as None

We have running a huge Live Setup on RHEL 5 and Storage LUNs configured on LVMs. Until recently the server is running fine but we have triggered a reboot over the machine for some maintenance purpose ...
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How can I recover 'missing' storage on a non-system volume?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with several RAID-1 volumes. One of the volumes has a large amount, several hundred gigabytes (about 1/3rd of the volume) that is unaccounted for. WinDirStat shows it ...
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remote location mounted with mount.fcifs doesn't show in FTP

I am using Centos 6.6 and I mounted a remote location by this command: mount.cifs -o user=adrian,pass=1234,uid=adrian_site,gid=psacln //server/path /local/path So I specified the user and group, in ...
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Xenserver 6.5 Live Storage Migration

In my xenserver environment I have an LVM over ISCSI storage repository (SR) and I have another SR which is an NFS share setup on a synology server. To be clear, all servers are in one resource pool. ...
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Linux LVM replicated Volumes

I am migrating storage arrays, on two sites.The DR site has synchronous block replication from main site that will be cut during the migration, however once the volumes are migrated the replication ...
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Windows Cluster An error was encountered while determining shared storage

Our SAN manager has added a new disk for our cluster. this is a new 6TB disk that will be used for backup and will be part of a file share. I have put the disk online, initialized it and assigned the ...