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If you can't get a rack (and if you live in any populated area and have a pickup truck you can probably find free if you do all the heavy lifting) the next best option is shelves. Heavy duty shelves enough for each server to sit on its own. Make sure they are actually rated for the weight of the servers. Servers are heavy. Make sure they are bolted to ...


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How often you should scan depends on a lot of things. Age of the disks. The older they are, the more likely they are to contain evil. The original quality of the disks in question. Stuff sold as 'enterprise' is more likely to last error-free, and the 1+TB size disks of 2014 are a lot more reliable than their 2009 equivalents were when they shipped. How ...


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Hard drives can die randomly and suddenly. SMART helps identify the ones that die slowly, but not the ones that die quickly. When 'beginning to fail' and 'completely dead' are seconds apart, there is no warning. If you are concerned about corrupt data going unnoticed you should use a hardware RAID solution that has a media patrol type feature which ...


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I have been using 3TB drives in my PERC 6i servers for quite a while. They work great and you gain about 400 gb over using 2TB drives due to formatting. I use them in a raid 5 array, so 3 drives create exactly a 4TB array. If I was using 2TB drives, i would get about 3.6TB in the formatted array. Remember, the limit is 2.2TB, so i gain a small percentage. ...


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While there might be an answer that gets you the info in the OS, odds are the controller firmware can tell you if you access it during boot. Another thing I noticed in your cut and paste is that your battery says "failed". I wonder if the stripes are reporting failure because the Write Cache battery is toast? Though it reporting and actual bad inode would ...



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