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USB having periodic connection issues over <15 foot cable run - EMI or?

I hope this is an appropriate topic for this stack exchange. I have a cable run just shy of 15 feet that connects a few monitors (3) and usb 3.0 devices (a USB 3.0 hub) to one of the servers on the ...
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Booting XenServer Installer on USB

I'm trying to install XenServer on a system that has no CD-ROM drive (it only has a USB) I'm able to successfully boot the server using a bootable USB that boots up Linux (specifically, the GRML ...
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Which port is the High-speed USB 2.0 port on a PowerEdge R900

I want to connect a relatively low-speed SSD to a PowerEdge R900 because I need something with a decent read/write speed (nothing over 35-40MB/s) and I was having trouble identifying which USB 2.0 ...
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How can I test for BadUSB vulnerability?

There are news that an unpatchable and unfixable USB firmware exploit is "out there". This could seem unrelated to servers but since the affected hardware from Phison is not disclosed there is a ...
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Why can't a GPT partitioned disk on SATA be read on USB?

If I GPT partition a 4TB disk when it is connected to SATA, then it works fine. If I take the disk and put in the an USB3 enclosure, then I get [root@localhost liveuser]# sfdisk /dev/sdb sfdisk: ...
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Why is RJ45 DB9 console cable still used, when all the latest computer do not have serial port? [closed]

I still see quite often that RJ45 DB9 console cable is attached with some devices, when I do not even have a computer with old serial port. So I need to either get the USB - DB9 adapter or USB - ...
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Mount a folder as a removable drive on Windows

I'm using some compression software that requires a USB dongle to operate. There's nothing special about the dongle, it's just a usb drive with files on it. We're attempting to move the operation into ...
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Leveraging rsync for a local copy between two slow drives, benefits without a daemon

I am confused by the benefits of rsync (3.1.1) if there is no daemon running remotely, e.g. copying from a drive mounted via SMB2 (via a VPN) to an external HDD (USB 2.0, sadly). Both connections are ...
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ncq not supported on an SATA3.0 HDD in an usb 3.0 casing

is there a well known reason why a SATA3.0 HDD supporting NCQ does not have NCQ queue depth configured when mounted from an usb 3.0 case ? output for hdparm -iI /dev/sda shows NCQ is supported output ...
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FreeRDP USB Redirection Not Working on Hyper-V?

I have compiled FreeRDP from the tip of the Master branch on (and for), an ARM v7 processor, (see cmake command line below). It all seems to build correctly and the basic xfreerdp client works for a ...
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External drive switching from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

We have a small box with external drives attached for backing up configuration sets. I found out the problem is simply that on reboot or whatever unknown event the drive switches from /dev/sda1 to ...
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USB over IP supporting Linux

I am running several virtual servers with Linux and need to connect usb devices. I am using XenServer for virtualization, therefore there is no native usb-pass-through available. How can I connect ...
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HP ProLiant DL320e G8 v2 - USB2.0 during POST

Initially my USB2.0 ports were working during POST (and boot). However, now they appear not to be. I first noticed this when I could not access the RBSU by pressing F9 during POST. Then found that I ...
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Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage: http://m.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/network-storage/business/business-storage-2-bay-nas/ Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM ...
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IBM x3650 will not boot from USB

Hello serverfault community, and thank you in advance for your time. Summary: I have an IBM x3650, which I bought secondhand (eBay). I am trying to install and run VMWare ESXi 5.5 on it via a USB ...
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Server USB hard drive not listed in /dev, but it appears in lsusb

I have a few servers that use 2TB Seagate GoFlex external drives for basic cPanel backups, but one of them is having trouble, and the drive is not listed as a device in /dev, even though it appears in ...
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All usb ports doesnt work, the mouse laser flashes but doesnt work [closed]

I received a PC with not-working usb ports. Strange thing is that when I plug my very basic USB mouse which in other PCs works just fine, the laser flashes (so the voltage is there) but it doesnt ...
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Accessing Server hosted on USB remotely

I'm running a program called VMlite VNC Server for android on a set of Phones connected via USB to a windows XP machine. Due to the way we're utilising the phones, we need them unrooted and with Wifi ...
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Portable SAS Drive (USB/Thunderbolt Interfacing)? [closed]

I have a few spare 2.5" HP SAS SSDs sitting around and collecting dust for about 2-3 years now. They were used for about 1 day in another project that ended rather abruptly. I now have a need to ...
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Rotating external disks while keeping the same drive letter in Windows 2003

On a Windows 2003 R2 server, two external USB disks are being used for backup purposes, one at time. The units are identical (same manufacturer and model) and retain the same volume name (although I ...
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USB drive not detected in Intel EFI shell

I must update an Intel S3420GPLC board. BIOS, BMC, FRU / SDR, the whole thing. Everything is pretty much automated in the Intel download. You're supposed to boot to the integrated EFI shell, mount ...
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Use FreeNAS server as external drive with USB 3

This might be a weird question. Is it possible to connect a FreeNAS server to a computer with USB 3 and use the NAS as a high-throughput external drive? We would want this sometimes to not be capped ...
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Using eSATA or USB to permanently connect a SATA drive for backup/recovery purposes

I had originally intended to put a 1Tb SATA drive in our new server 2012 which will most likely be a Dell or HP. The idea was that in the event of disaster recovery that SATA drive could simply be ...
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What is the best way to redundantly back up to external hdd so that one of the hdds can be unplugged daily to be taken off site?

The problem I've got is that I have a Ubuntu 13.10 instance, running ownCloud, and I want to keep redundant backups of the data directory from ownCloud on two external drives (1tb, USB3). The plan is ...
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Keeping USB backup drive from sleeping while mounted?

Once every few days, seemingly at random, our backup to an external USB hard disk fails on our hp DL380 G5 server running CentOS 6.4 64-bit. If I cd /mnt/backup and run ls it complains ls: reading ...
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ESXi 5.5 Configuration Not Saved After Reboot

I just installed a new copy of ESXi 5.5 onto a USB (32GB) stick and am trying to set up the configuration. However, when I reboot the server the cahnges I made to configuration like Ip's SSH settings ...
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Xen USB Passthrough error - Can't add usb device to a guest with usb disabled in configure file

I have Lubuntu 13.10 installed as host. I installed xen 4.3.0 using apt-get and have created 1 guest which is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am trying to pass through USB devices from Dom0 to DomU. "lsusb" on ...
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Why is there no (Debian) init.d script for usbipd? Should I write my own?

I just installed the usbip package on my Debian Wheezy (7.1) . For some reason, it comes without an init.d script. Why is there no init.d script for it? Should I roll out my own? Or am I doing ...
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User's printer switches almost daily between USB002 and USB003

I have a user with a Dell Latitude D620 with a simple Dell dock in her office. She has a Brother MFC-7860DW printer connected to a USB 2.0 port on the dock. Often (possibly 3x a week) she will come ...
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Kickstart based installation of RHEL 6.4 from USB

I want to setup some brand new servers with RHEL 6.4. Servers do not have DVD, so, I have to use USB for the installation. I already have a custom ISO with a kickstart file that I use on servers with ...
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Clone multiple USB drives at once [closed]

I need to clone about 1>100usb drives. Is there any tool or way to clone a few at a time. Thank you
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USB Device With Embedded Fileserver

I'm attempting to access logs from a proprietary hardware box with no reasonable hope of modifying the software. There is a process on the device to dump log files to a flash drive on the USB port ...
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Kickstart: ifcfg-eth0 file genorated by kickstart when install from network but from initrd when install form USB

When I install Fedora 19 with a kickstart file and via network, the generated ifcfg-eth0 file is genorated by the kickstart: # Generated by parse-kickstart However if I use the same kickstart file ...
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Creating bootable Fedora USB with persistent storage

I am attempting to burn the full Fedora 19 x86_64 DVD iso to a USB drive and have a separate partition on it for a kickstart file / other media that will be installed in the kickstart process. With ...
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Kickstart installation from USB — Kickstart location

After managing to get a Fedora ISO to rebuild successfully (for a USB stick) after adding a kickstart file (http://serverfault.com/questions/548405/), I now have an issue with locating the kickstart ...
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Rebuild Fedora 19 ISO adding Kickstart for USB install

I am attempting to edit a Fedora 19 DVD ISO to add a kickstart file. I then need this ISO burnt to a USB stick for instillation. The error I get when booting is Warning: Could not boot. Warning: ...
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How can I disable USB removable devices except mouse and keyboard [closed]

I am the owner of a small company (4 employees) and I have Win 7 Ultimate on my machine. My other PCs are connected via LAN and they too have Windows 7 on their machine. My question is, is there any ...
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Some laptops USB not working on docking station

This is an odd one. I have two laptops (on an estate of 250) which won't recognise the USB ports on the docking station. Have swapped out hardware, and tried the disks in a new chassis and it is down ...
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Xen USB pass through

Running the Xen (Debian). I want to access the iKey USB dongle from Windows DomU. I have 2 PCI: lspci: 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:1a.0 ...
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Disable all USB devices but keyboard/mouse/flash-drive

For security reasons, I would like to make sure no USB device can be connected to my servers running RHEL3 except keyboards, mice and flash drives. To sum up : What should work : Mouse Keyboard USB ...
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Alternatives to rdiff-backup that work well with USB drives?

Here's the problem in a nutshell. We need to backup some SVN repositories, Samba shares, /home directories, postgresql nightly backups, etc. But the results are going to be written out to external ...
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Using Serial to RJ45 cable to connect to a 3Com switch

I have always use a serial to serial port or serial to usb to connect to switches. Normaly they came with RJ45 to usb cable in cases when I had a RJ45 cable to serial. But now I have 3Com switch ...
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Intel server board boot menu [closed]

I have a intel board SE7520BD2 with AMIBIOS 2003 with a raid controller SRCZCRX and I need to boot it from my pen drive. As I have problems in the RAID disks it already booted once from my usb, but I ...
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ESX Unix guest & AnywhereUSB [closed]

We got a Nagios (FAN) VM within an ESXi little cluster (4 servers). I have to configure SMS alerts with Nagios, so I have to plug a phone via usb. Problem : I want my usb to be seen even if my VM ...
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hp DL380 G4 won't boot with disk plugged into front USB

We outgrew a few older external USB backup drives, and purchased WD My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 drives to replace them. When they are plugged into the front of our G4, it will blink forever after the ...
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Hyper-V - USB Disk mapped to VM

If I have a VM on a Hyper-V host with an IP 192.168.50.25 (VM IP), where the Host has an IP of 192.168.40.25. (The host itself has a virtual switch whose NIC patches into a procurve onto the VLAN ...
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What might cause DIR $file to report “File not found” when DIR $dir shows the same file just fine?

I can DIR a file and it doesn't exist, but DIRing its directory, or a file in the same directory as it, works fine. Is this a hardware or software problem? If it's hardware, is it the drive or ...
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Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
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USB device not going through VM?

I have a server (we'll call it Server01, Win2008R2) that has a Virtual Environment (also a Win 2008R2 Environment) ran through Hyper-V. I have a program on the VM that needs an USB Device (it's ...
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How to perform remote backups on a USB external drive?

I have a server hosting files (~300 Gb) and I need to perform a full backup every week on an exernal USB drive. People without good IT knowledge need to be able to do it too, so it has to be a very ...