I am setting up an additional server as my application server. I have five SCSI hard disks, 1 GB each. The database is projected to grow to nearly 3 GB. How can i configure the system to help proper startup, provide sufficient storage capacity, and protect the database from data loss? Can anybody help me [...]
Answer Question | November 16, 2009 6:57 PM
RAID, RAID configuration, RAID Performance, SCSI
You mention that fewer than four disks (three) on RAID-5 isn’t worth it. Why?
Answer Question | July 8, 2009 3:00 PM
RAID, RAID 5, RAID Capacity, Storage management
Our Spac solaris 10 box has only three disks (budge limitation), and they were configured with hardware RAID 1 (3-way). Obviously, the disk performance is going to suffer since both OS and DATA will live on the same mirrored disks, however, this part of disk configuration puzzles me even more: a soft RAID 5 is [...]
Answer Question | July 8, 2009 2:58 PM
Disk mirroring, RAID, RAID 1, RAID 5, Solaris 10, Storage management
I need some suggestions on a backup procedure. Here’s what I am backing up to a 3.5 TB fileserver (RAID 5). 200 GB of application and document files from an application server. About 200 GB each on four medical imaging workstations. 100 GB of SQL database files from a SQL Server 100 GB of backed [...]
Answer Question | August 25, 2009 6:49 PM
Backup & recovery, Data backup, File servers, NAS, RAID, RAID 5, SQL Database
i have a server ml150 HP running windows 2003 that has a single hard drive. i want to intergrate a raid controller E200 smart array without loosing my data. i want to add two more hard drives. and configure raid 5.
Answer Question | June 25, 2009 2:55 PM
RAID, Raid Controller, Windows Server 2003
i have X3400 IBM server, i just want to install (red hat 4 es) with RAID 1 , But when i configure raid 1 and boot with linux cd after booting when i press on manual partition error showing that no Hard disk was found. BUT in BIOS , IN controll A Utility Harddisk was [...]
Answer Question | June 26, 2009 5:03 AM
IBM System x3400, RAID, RAID 1, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
I have a server with four drives and I want to install a raid 5 configuration Do i need to keep one disk at a different volume, not raid 5, to run the OS ?
Answer Question | June 15, 2009 4:44 PM
RAID, RAID 5, RAID5, Storage
I have a M/B with an integrated nVidia SATA II RAID controller. The M/B died the other day leaving me in a pickle. In an act of desparation, I took the four SATA II drives out of the server and put them into another server with a similar nVidia SATA II RAID controller. To my [...]
Answer Question | June 8, 2009 12:26 PM
nVidia SATA II RAID controller, RAID, RAID 1, SATA 2
Hi there. We have a windows 2003 server here in the office that we just put 4 new 34.6gb HDs in for a total of 6. The drives are running RAID 5. When we first put them in the HP system management software the admin uses to track the RAID arrays and what not had [...]
Answer Question | June 4, 2009 1:51 PM
Hard drives, Logical Drive, RAID, RAID 5, RAID Array, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
When I try to install XP on the server, it seems like windows can’t find any hard drive, so as soon as you press enter to setup, you don’t see any disk to format whatsoever? Does anybody ever experienced this kind of problem, if so can you please give me a solution to this problem [...]
Answer Question | May 18, 2009 12:17 AM
Dell PowerEdge 2850, RAID, Windows XP installation
I have to install windows 2003 in a server machine. It contains SCSI hard disks and the Hard Disk is connected to the motherboard with RAID controller Card. When I try to install windows 2003, the OS is not recognize the Hard Disks. So I cant Install the Operating System to the server machine.
Answer Question | April 28, 2009 7:48 AM
RAID, Raid Controller, SCSI, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server Installation
I am specifying a new server and have been told that a 3 drive RAID 5 array is not a good idea as I will not have a bootable drive in the event of a array controller failure. A better idea is O/S on a RAID1 mirror with apps too, and data on RAID 5 [...]
Answer Question | April 19, 2013 2:26 PM
RAID, RAID 5, RAID Array
I was just reading about parity on searchstorage.techtarget.com and have a question about 3 bit parity vs. 1 bit parity. I understand the setting to 0 for an even # of bits and setting to 1 for an odd #. Doesn’t seem very reliable because you could lose 2 bits in data transmission. Just wondering [...]
Answer Question | November 9, 2012 6:33 PM
Data management and storage, parity, RAID
Does anyone know some way of testing/ tuning the best performance out of a DAS RAID. ie. Different Stripes and formatted clusters for the different types of raid.
Answer Question | May 14, 2009 11:21 PM
Direct Attached Storage, RAID, RAID configuration, RAID stripe size
We had an external raid fail that had plenty of data. We have since unmounted the raid. However, the data dictionary views are still seeing this drive and are therefore giving an error when trying to query the views. How can we update the data dictionary?????
Answer Question | March 21, 2009 7:33 PM
Data Dictionary, External RAID, RAID
Using DELL Poweredge 2800 with a Raid 5 configuration of 2 hard drives capacity 85GB Ultra 320 SCSI. Hard disks have been showing failure. I tried to bring the hard drives ONLINE by FORCE option provided in the utility manager to configure RAID and got the hard drives up but couldn’t login to windows server [...]
Answer Question | March 17, 2009 5:57 PM
Backup, Dell PowerEdge 2800, iSCSI, RAID, RAID 5, RAID configuration, Restore, Windows Server 2003
How can I configure RAID setup to HP Proliant DL360 G5 server? Please can someone help me? Thanks!
Answer Question | April 18, 2013 5:52 AM
HP ProLiant DL360 G5, RAID, RAID configuration
What are the basic differences between VRAID and RAID?
Answer Question | March 10, 2009 2:05 PM
RAID, Virtual RAID, Virtual storage, VRAID
hi iam new here and i have some questions to all of you who is working on RAID. 1. i have x3400 IBM SERVER and it has 2 disk with 74 GB each while installing with server cd the only availabel option raid 1 i selected that and after that i install w2k3 server standard [...]
Answer Question | March 9, 2009 8:34 AM
Disk mirroring, IBM System x3400, Partition Magic, RAID, RAID 5, RAID 5 fault tolerance, RAID configuration, RAID failure, Storage management
I need to install SQL Server 2005 (64-bit) on two new servers, but these servers have only four hard disks with 500GB each. From what I understand, all my operating systems, data and log files will reside on these four disks. I have two choices: to use RAID Level 1 or Level 1 +0. Which [...]
Answer Question | March 6, 2009 8:22 PM
RAID, RAID Level 1, RAID Level 1 +0, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2005 (64-bit)