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Nov
26
comment Long running VMWare snapshots are bad… but what about VMDKs on a ZFS\LVM snapshot?
Assuming block based storage (iSCSI or FC LUNs), then snapshots are on the hardware and don't care whether the ones and zeros you write are a VMDK or a boot sector. If it's NFS, then snapshots will likely be more granular. The issues about snapshots depend on the method being considered. Copy-on-write snaps on a LUN, for example, will begin to degrade performance if you have too many snapshots, but not based on how long you keep them.
Nov
26
answered Long running VMWare snapshots are bad… but what about VMDKs on a ZFS\LVM snapshot?
Nov
25
reviewed Approve Windows 8.1 stuck in Automatic Repair boot loop - Proxmox VE
Nov
25
revised How should I set up my Fibre Channel (FC) network?
Removing networking tag, as this has nothing to do with networking, just storage.
Nov
25
comment How should I set up my Fibre Channel (FC) network?
This was a Q&A- not a real question. There was an initiative a while ago to make canon answers to common questions. I also wrote the answer :)
Nov
17
awarded  Caucus
Nov
17
answered SSD as cheap alternative to SAN storage?
Nov
11
comment Does AIX support Advanced Format (4k sector size) SAN LUNs?
Using 512B when your storage works in 4k blocks means that any small IO might waste as much as three quarters of the block and do four times as many IOs as needed. That said, people tend to underestimate exactly how much of their IO is literally single block non-contiguous. Even random IO databases tend to do IO in clumps. Many small random clumps, but not always single 512B transactions.
Nov
11
answered Does AIX support Advanced Format (4k sector size) SAN LUNs?
Nov
7
revised How should I calculate IOPS for RAID50 & RAID60?
Reverting tone, keeping copy-edits in place
Oct
31
answered Windows 2008 files corrupted with Nulls starting on 64K boundries
Oct
22
answered Windows 2008 R2 Boot-from-SAN Migration Methods?
Oct
21
reviewed Approve Redirection issue with HTTPS URL
Oct
21
reviewed Approve Monit won't start: “Cannot translate '<hostname>' to FQDN name — nodename nor servname provided”
Oct
16
accepted How can I test my DR on Netapp without stopping replication?
Oct
16
reviewed Approve Windows Server 2003 not connecting to Internet
Oct
15
comment Joining a NetApp to a domain on a Read Only Domain Controller
I'll ping you on the mailing list.
Oct
14
comment Joining a NetApp to a domain on a Read Only Domain Controller
I think you can- if it's the same vlan, that means it's not on the same interface: if you did a vlan create interface0 310 followed by another vlan create interface0 310, I think it would fail. If the second one was on another interface, though, that would be fine. And then you could assign interface1-310 to the nonprod IPSpace temporarily
Oct
14
revised Joining a NetApp to a domain on a Read Only Domain Controller
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Oct
14
answered Joining a NetApp to a domain on a Read Only Domain Controller