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How to reliably map vSphere disks <-> Linux devices

Task at hand After a virtual disk has been added to a Linux VM on vSphere 5, we need to identify the disks in order to automate the LVM storage provision. The virtual disks may reside on different ...
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Hyper V 2012 and SQL Cluster Live migration

I've been doing allot of searching and even asked around here at the office without a good answer. I would like to know, within Server 2012 R2 Hyper V, can you or can not do a storage migration of a ...
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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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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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why are zfs on linux transfer rtates reported incorrectly after expanding array?

I have upgraded the drives in a 4 drive Raidz array in a NAS server and the array has auto expanded to the new size. In testing transfer rates from the NAS server now I observe that when performing ...
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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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Sizing of journal disks with Microsoft Storage Spaces parity volume

I'm currently speccing out a new backup server. It's going to be running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Direct Attached Storage, and I'm considering using Storage Spaces rather than using a RAID card. ...
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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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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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Prioritize files in Tiered Storage on Windows 2012 R2

I'm running Windows 2012 R2 with Tiered Storage. Is there a way to prioritize files and ensure they always are located on the faster drives? Thanks
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to disable fibre channel LUNs entirely while doing an OS install?

SL 6.5 (aka RHEL 6.5) using a Qlogic adapter in a Dell R610. The module that is loaded is qla2xxx but also scsi_transport_fc. I have 2 SAS disks in RAID 1 for the OS and several FC LUNs for data ...
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xenserver host lost all storage connections

I have inherited a xenserver setup running 6.0. There is a storage pool set up with two host servers (a bad idea to start with I gather), 8 vms and several SRs. I recently had one of the hosts fail ...
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HyperV-2012R2 Storage Migration cannot migrate entire VM in FCM

I am new to HyperV and currently moving our setup from esix4.1 to 2012R2 HyperV. We were testing out the storage migration and it is pretty cool but I could not figure this out: - If the VM is not in ...
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DPM 2012R2 - Disk to Tape

Is it possible to bypass the Disk to Disk to Tape in Microsoft DPM 2012 R2? To go from live data straight to tape without staging storage? (I'm pretty sure DPM 2010 could)
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BladeCenter S SATA disk compatibility

We have a BladeCenter S with a 6 bay storage array. A SAS Connectivity module (39Y9192) is installed as well as a SAS expansion card (39Y9187) in each blade (HS21). The SAS connectivity module is ...
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VHD to physical disk conversion failed

We have had a happy HyperV running with several VMs until motherboard crashed. On another MB we had to install a new OS, of course HyperV does not see VMs. Tried to use VHD2Disk using a blank ...
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Btrfs data single mode behaviour when on of devices fail

I want store non critical data on more HDDs (one 2 TB and two 500 GB devices) using Btrfs filesystem with distributed metadata but single data. As I have said, data will not be critical, so if one ...
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VDS fails to write boot code on a disk during clean operation

We have windows 2008 enterprise server and one of the logical disks D: is missing. On the device manager , whenever we open the window, it asks to choose for MBr or GPT, but choosing neither would ...
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Server 2012R2 DFS High Availability - with local storage?

Can I use clustering for high availability on two identical 2012R2 boxes that use LOCAL storage (not attached or SAN)? Local storage is super cheap and scalable, which is why the SAN has been ...
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Invisible (!) data on NAS machine

I am running a Thecus N7510 NAS machine, with 4 HDD in a RAID 10 configuration and one more as a "hot stand by". This machine is used for a variety of purposes, excluding backup up until now. Lately ...
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Local storage for Server 2012 file share under ESXi

I have an ESXi 5.5 server with two local disks, one is 300GB and the other is 2TB. The configuration is for a small organization that will have two Windows 2012 servers - one Domain Controller and the ...
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smartctl error end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector

I have a Scientific Linux 6.5 server with a RAID with SSD disks. I see several error on dmesg file but there is no alert or errors provided by the utilities of the RAID controller (LSI controller). ...
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Storage Spaces Write Rate Issue

I am setting up a Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces array. It is setup with 24 drives, 22 of them mirrored, with 2 hot spares, in 11 columns. I am useing a LSI 9207-8e HBA card with the latest IT ...
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Creating file server failover cluster

I'm in the process of setting up a new file server cluster with a shared iSCSI disk. I've been through the setup of iSCSI and MPIO and the disk has been initialized, formatted and brought online. ...
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datatstax opscenter v 4.1.2 short-os collection failed

I've installed Datastax opscenter v4.1.2. It was bundled with Datastax Cassandra Community edition version 2.0.8. I'm running these on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. When I open opscenter all ...
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zfs recovery after hardware failure

My ZFS storage hardware failed including the rpool disks. I installed a new server and tried to import use zfs import -f poolname. I am able to see the pool and the disk utilized. But I am not able to ...
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Detect Fibre Attached Tape Drive in Red Hat Linux

I am running Red Hat Linux 6.4 and I have one Fibre Attached Tape Drive which is not visible to the OS. I also have the WWPN of the tape drive. The server has two Qlogic HBA Card with two port each. ...
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Data deduplication works vice versa

I have enabled data deduplication on one of my SSD's volumes and then run Start-DedupJob cmdlet with optimizastion parameter on this volume (Windows Server 2012). After dedup completed i check ...
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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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Unable to login into CISCO SAN switch management IP

when i try logging into the switch through device manager it throws the below error: "busy network,no rout,snmpd unresponsive" The physical connections between the san switch and the network switch ...
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Identical tables, different sizes?

I have transactional replication with updatable subscriptions going between a few SQL 2008 R2 servers (publisher is Enterprise, subscribers are Express). I need to add another subscriber, and come to ...