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Attaching VHD Set or VHDX as Shared Disk in Hyper V 2019 "Storage where the virtual hard disk is located does not support virtual hard disk sharing"

WS Server 2019 Hyper V Created a VHD Set (.VHDS) in the same location where VHD are stored for VM usage. When trying to attach the file (in the GUI or via PowerShell), I get this error: PS C:\Users\...
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The random behaviour of ownership change after mounting in Linux

So I do know that by default when we mount; the user/group ownership is set to uid=0=gid when belongs to the root and I read that in the mount man page. The weird thing is I am mounting an NFS share ...
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Can't reach a shared storage on a Windows server

I have NAS storage, sharing a folder. When I'm logged in to a (specific) Windows server, trying to connect to that share - it fails. But when doing the same thing on a different server, it succeeds. ...
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drbd - diskless node won't join cluster unless started first

Good day, I am trying to set up a 3-node DRBD9 cluster 2 nodes actually have a disk the 2 nodes with disk have a direct link via a cross cable and a switch connection with third node third node is ...
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OpenStack redundant shared storage backend solution

Which storage backends are recommended for OpenStack which allows live migration and shared storage? Is it NFS / Ceph / storage backend drivers to commercial storage solutions? Which of these is ...
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How to extend Active-Active cluster with FreeNAS as shared storage?

I have two physical nodes powered by Ubuntu and connected to each other with Corosync. And I have the FreeNAS server as NAS. This NAS server mounted on every node - basic scenario. Now I'm not able ...
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Sync Windows Server shares with OneDrive [closed]

Recently one of my costumers bought office 365 and now we have a slew of space online we would like to fill, so we would like to sync some main folders from WS2012 to it so it's always accessible and ...
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Is it possible to have a read-only MongoDB-instance on a database folder that already is used on another server?

I have the following setup: — Many servers — One shared network mounted data storage folder On one of the servers, I need to run MongoDB to write data to it. I want to be able to access those ...
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Oracle RAC installation failure: disk share issue

Oracle RAC installation is failing because of shared disk issue. While running "runcluvfy.sh" to verify the disk share between nodes. it is failing on node2. I have collected trace logs of following ...
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GFS2 single writer multiple readers setup

I'd like your advice on a setup I'm implementing in order to allow multiple hosts to share occasionally varying data on shared iSCSI storage. I'm using GFS2 to share access to an LVM2 logical volume ...
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Shared storage between Virtual Machines

We're planning to set up HA apache servers in our virtual environment. The load balancing between the servers is working fine. The problem we face is the following: We'd like to have one physical ...
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Which technology allows shared storage for clusters with preferred local reads and writes?

I have two or three somewhat older servers of type HP ProLiant DL380 G6/7 with only x * 1 GBit Ethernet, but quite some CPU power, RAM and capable of a fair amount of local storage. I'm interested in ...
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The setup of S2D that delivers up to 2M IOPS to SQL FCI

We are about to deploy shared storage researching for ultra-fast storage to implement Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster (FCI). So far the project goes, we would to start with 500K IOPS for 8k ...
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Is it worse to go with Samsung 960 EVO instead of Pro version in terms of price to perforamce measure? [closed]

We are about to deploy shared storage researching for ultra-fast storage to implement Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster (FCI). So far the project goes, we would to start with 500K IOPS and have ...
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4 node HyperV and shared storage cluster in Windows Server 2012

I succesfully setup a HA SOFS storage cluster using Starwind on two nodes. Now I want to setup the HyperV failover part and need some input on how to implement this. Do I need to add the two HyperV ...
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Shared storage options for ESXi HA cluster

I am seeking recommendations for shared storage options to support ESXi HA cluster (note I'm NOT asking for product/brand/model recommendation - I know this is against the rules here). I am asking ...
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Move to a brand new Hyper-V Cluster

We have a 2 node Hyper-V cluster with DAS storage, both nodes running 2012R2. We are going to add two brand new nodes into the existing cluster - both running 2012R2. This will have its own DAS Array ...
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Moodledata on shared storage on AWS

I am in the process of setting up a simple Moodle cluster on AWS for production use. The plan is to use a loadblancer, two EC2 instances and a RDS. I have worked extensively with Moodle before but ...
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How can I Persist connections to Microsoft Azure Files for all the users?

I have created file share in azure and mapped it to Virtual Machine entitled VM_01. I have used CmdKey command to persist the credentials. C:\>cmdkey /add:<yourstorageaccountname>.file....
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Shared nothing database systems with SAN

Cloud data warehousing being so popular recently, I am wondering if there is an inherent contradiction in the manner in which they are architected: Terradata, Greenplum etc. require 'Shared Nothing' ...
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distributed storage solutions [closed]

I've got some desktop PCs available in my company since the last user hardware renewal and I would like to re-use them for a demo plaform. They are powerfull enought to emulate a few servers. I ...
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Is it possible to have a directly attached SHARED Storage (accessed at block level) other than SAN or NAS?

We need storage specifically for HPC Lustre failover setup, where it is must that two servers should share same block level storage to have failover configuration. With very limited knowledge on ...
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Shared storage for Xen based cluster that allows I/O control

I am looking for a solution that will allow me to control I/O usage for my home Xen based cluster. Basically what I need is a way to limit or scale domUs (VMs) disk throughput. E.g. setup: - VM1 ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 shared folder

On Windows Server 2012 R2 I have a shared folder that I can map on 30 other computers only. Is that a license issue or just missed settings? Thanks, Greg
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Shared filesystem between KVMs

If I want to have shared fs between multiple kvm machines what is the best way to go when I'm already using ceph. I accessing my kvm disks directly through rbd devices but with ext4 on top of this ...
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Replicated shared filesystem

I'm looking into setting up a shared filesystem/file server on AWS (EC2) infrastructure that offers replication and fairly painless failover. This filesystem would host potentially millions of files ...
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Two-Node Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Cluster: Is it possible use local physical disks in the cluster?

Looking at the following Clustered Shared Spaces TechNet article, and it looks like this only applies to hosts sharing a JBOD enclosure by way of external SAS backplane. However, each host in the two-...
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Server creates shortcuts in Shared Drive automatically when file is opened

We have just setup a Windows 2012 R2 Server with shared drives. We have on particular user who has an issue that whenever they open a file it creates a shortcut on the root of that mapped drive. I ...
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Unable to mount datastore on second ESX 5.5 host

I have configured 2 ESX 5.5 hosts on my new Dell VRTX. I setup the virtual storage, assigned full access to both hosts, and was able to format and attach it to ESX1 without an issue. Unfortunately I ...
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Log which combines log files from three different servers

We have a three-server config with each server running nginx, and rails via Mongrel. Each rails installation has its own set of log files, in it's own 'log' folder, which is just a regular folder on ...
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MySQL - data inside vm on shared storage? [closed]

I'm planning on moving all my VMs to shared storage, and I have a question about how to deal with a MySQL VM: Currently the size of the VM image is 100GB, where most of the space is taken up by the ...
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High availability using Fibre Channel and iSCSI in vSphere

I'm having a hard time understanding shared storage for high availability in vSphere. I have the following kit: 1 x Mac mini (ESXi 5.5 - part of vSphere) 1 x White box PC (ESXi 5.5 - part of vSphere ...
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Easy way to share a drive with password protected directories?

We have 50 computers that students share. Is there an easy way to have student folders on a single drive on the network where each student has a password? Students need to be able to go to any ...
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Member of a group cannot access a WS2008 network share

A Windows 8.1 user cannot access one specfic network share on a windows 2008 R2 server. Windows cannot access \\COMPUTERNAME\Users You do not have permission to access \\COMPUTERNAME\Users. ...
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Shared storage between Ubuntu VM servers

I am setting up worker servers on Digital Ocean. These Ubuntu servers need to access files in a common storage area. What process or program do you recommend for storing files on a shared folder ...
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External VPN users cant access mapped network drives with Name have to use IP address

It's not a massive problem but some users complain they can't access our storage drive when working externally across the VPN. For instance, internally they can type \\storageserver\adminfolders and ...
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Open File Manager shows locks that should have been released

I have been doing some tests and I found an issue that my users experienced. My Aplliaction reads a xml file from a local network server through a DFS Path where they are granted access to. After ...
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Recycle Bin for Network Share

We will be implementing a remote desktop server farm, where users' profiles will be hosted on a file server. I believe that doing this will allow users to delete files from their desktop/documents ...
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How to get decent NFS performance for workloads like git?

I manage a vagrant setup for our developers running OSX to manage VirtualBox systems for development. In order to support inotify inside the linux machine, we eschew the usual method of sharing ...
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DRBD vs. GlusterFS for replication

I need to build a solution to host internal git repositories. It needs to supports hundreds of thousands (or more) repositories. I plan on using multiple "dumb" servers with a shared storage, so ...
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Best choise for shared drive between webservers [closed]

I wonder what the best choise is/practices are for a shared drive between multiple webservers. The same application needs to be employed on multiple webservers servers for load balancing ...
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Can I run vMotion traffic over iSCSI network ESXi 5.5

Is there anything wrong with using one vmkernel in a multipathed iSCSI setup for vMotion traffic as well as iSCSI? I have iSCSI storage setup using 2 vmkernels for MPIO. I'd like to use one of those ...
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iscsi concurrent access / iscsi volume shared access on NAS

I having a 7-bay NAS box with Raid-5 (5.3TB usable) with netgear gigabit Ethernet switch to connect the hosts (3 windows7 machine Specs: i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB HDD / gigabit Ethernet NIC). (All of the ...
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LVM in cluster -- need an advice

I'm trying to configure a 2 node cluster with shared storage, but the configuration is probably little unusual. It is described below: Both nodes have access to a shared storage that has a number of ...
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RHCS: GFS2 in A/A cluster with common storage. Configuring GFS with rgmanager

I'm configuring a two node A/A cluster with a common storage attached via iSCSI, which uses GFS2 on top of clustered LVM. So far I have prepared a simple configuration, but am not sure which is the ...
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qemu/virt-manager no permisson on shared folder

I have a strange problem. Iam trying to create a shared folder via the add-hardware->filesystem option. For Type and Modus i choose Passtrought and for Driver Path. The Source Path is /free and target ...
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HP Proliant Servers DL380 G3

I've bought 2 hp G3 servers with Smart Array 5I Storage Controller, how can I install the MYSQL on the array storage so that the linux on both server can read the DB, I'm kinda lost here. This is ...
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How can I find shared storage servers [closed]

Among an inventory of 100 servers, mostly SLES and RHEL, how would I find which servers are sharing storage? [It can be clustered File system i.e. OCFS,GPFS,... or distributed file systems i.e ...
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glusterfs and dovecot problems

Ive got two servers with a shared glusterfs disk, both running dovecot and serving mail from this shared disk. Users read mail only from one of these servers but mail gets delivered to both. ...
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Can reaching shared storage capacity prevent a VM from starting up in XenServer?

I have a VM installed on XenServer; it's drive is on an NFS share, which has just reached capacity--could this prevent the VM from starting up?
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