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This is entirely dependent on the software you are using. Exchange, for example, does not support NAS protocols such as NFS or CIFS/SMB for its databases; only SAN and DAS solutions like iSCSI or Fibre Channel. There is also general confusion about what constitutes NAS and SAN. Many new products are what is called "unified storage"; a combination of NAS ...


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Your storage admin isn't giving you the whole story. IOPS are what you will be limited by when you're doing normal IO (random seeky reads and small block writes), however you're correct that backups should be a big sequential read and can't be measured helpfully in IO/s. When you do a backup, are you reading contiguously, or are you doing lots of small ...


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Answering to your question about setting disks in fault state: the Storage Manager Client allows you to maually fail a disk. In the main menu, go to "Advanced" -> "Recovery" -> "Fail drive"


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You're really not going to be able to get this information out of an MSA or P2000 storage array. At least, no historical information. You could parse the output from the SSL CLI at regular intervals, but that's not ideal. This is just a disadvantage of the platform. You may want to check with the OEM, DotHill to see if anything is available from their ...


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ewwhite was right. For those how want to see how i get the values in PRTG (Networkmonitoring) here are my scripts. I know the following is NOT very nice and seems to be very "froggy", but for me it works and i only need values over a periode of about a week... The ssh connection is established via "plink.exe" a smart comand line tool as a part of the SSH ...



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