• RAID stripe and cluster size configuration

    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.

    PaulRudge15 pointsBadges:
  • Data Dictionary Update

    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?????

    Tferri5 pointsBadges:
  • RAID 5 configuration on Dell PowerEdge 2800 hard disk failure

    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...

    ITKE56,485 pointsBadges:
  • VRAID vs RAID

    What are the basic differences between VRAID and RAID?

    Nagar5 pointsBadges:
  • RAID management with IBM System x3400

    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 editions now i want to make it...

    159357212325 pointsBadges:
  • Deciding on a RAID Level for a 64-bit SQL Server 2005

    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 RAID level...

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • RAID 5 offers what type of fault tolerance

    what is fault tolerance and raid 5 and raid 1 offer what type of fault tolerance

    Dfv5 pointsBadges:
  • Adding an additonal Fibre channel card on XServe G5

    I have tape library that connects via fibre channel. When I set up the tape library, I've connected it to an open port on a QLogic fibre channel switch that had an XServer G5 and seven RAIDS. The tape library is running into speed and connection issues when the RAIDs are being hit with a lot of...

    ITKE56,485 pointsBadges:
  • Loading Windows Server 2003 – Raid 5 (3 X 500Gb Drives)

    Please forgive my ignorance, I usually deal in code and applications, servers and loading OS's onto them is like talking Klingon to me right now, but I'm learning. I was stupid enough to buy a Dell PowerEdge 800 server with 3 x 500Gb disks already installed (and configured) as a RAID 5. I could...

    TR20 pointsBadges:
  • Raid 0 Migrating – RAID mode in BIOS causes BSOD

    I have a Dell xps 420 that came with Vista 32 bit. I have switched over to Vista 64 bit (and as far as I can tell updated all my drivers). I want to run raid 0. I would like to use the Migrating feture and avoid having to do a fresh re-install. The issue I am having is every time I enable raid mode...

    Williamsson60 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for NAS solution

    I have a number of IDE drives (between 250GB - 500GB) that I have out grown over the years. I was curious whether anyone is aware of a NAS (100/GB Int) device or similar chasis / enclosure (USB/Firewire) that accepts IDE drives and is affordable? I would prefer to have all three connections. I need...

    ITKE56,485 pointsBadges:
  • Trouble creating a RAID array with VMWare ESX3i

    Hi, We’ve set up VMWare ESX3i on a single disk on our HP DL140 Server. We’re now trying to set up a RAID array, using the in-built LSI Logic SAS1068 RAID controller. Unfortunately, it says that there’s not enough space at the end of the disk, and it would need to be formatted, in order to...

    Vmwareuser20 pointsBadges:
  • Can RAID 0 volume be deleted and re-added with no data loss?

    I have a Dell Precision 690 Workstation with an LSI Integrated RAID controller. I have a 2-disk RAID 0 (what LSI refers to as an IS or Integrated Striping) volume. Recently the motherboard was replaced (and the RAID controller is integrated onto the motherboard). Ever since the motherboard...

    Rsheldon6215 pointsBadges:
  • Will adding eATA interfere with my current RAID setup?

    I just go a new eATA 1.5 TB harddrive what i like to ad to my setup as data back up drive on board i have 4 eATA conections 2 are used for raid 0 this is the setup CybertronPC X-Cruiser SLI AMD Gaming PC – AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6GHz, 4GB DDR2-667, 2x250GB SATA II (RAID 0), DL DVD±RW, 2x...

    Webpanther5465 pointsBadges:
  • RAID

    I currently have four 1 Terabyte HDD. I'm planning on setting up a RAID 1, however I would like to get more space. I researched RAID 5 and read plenty of negative opinions about it. I hate to waste so much space, but I can't take such a large risk for data loss. If anyone could recommend a happy...

    DAV3NATOR15 pointsBadges:
  • Iseries fails to boot

    I have a v5r4 820 model that failed. Error code in display is 284C3203 which pointed to I/O problem for either system board or Disk controller. I replace both and the only way I can get past this error is by using the new disk card with the new RAID memory. The old RAID memory card seems to have...

    Spadasoe5,130 pointsBadges:
  • DataBase Restore

    I'm working with SQL Server 7 and I made a backup from a DataBase and I need to restore it, but this error appear: "The RAID set for database is missing member number 1". What can I do???

    Claudiofuentes15 pointsBadges:
  • VMWare ESXi RAID issues on installation. Dell 600SC server

    I have a Dell Power Edge 600SC server with a RAID card. At the install screen, I press ALT-F1 and I see that the megaraid2 drivers load, but the installation still cannot find a supported device to install too. user submitted question

    ITKE56,485 pointsBadges:
  • RAID 5

    I JUST WANT TO KNOW, HOW TO CONFIGURE RAID5? I DON'T HAVE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RAID I KNOW WHY IT USED BUT DON'T HAVE MORE KNOWLEGE SO PLEASE GIVE KNOWLEDGE IN TOP TO BOTTOM

    Admire5 pointsBadges:
  • What type of Raid to use on Windows Servers and tempdbs?

    I have a SQL Server with eight disks, and I am not sure if I should use Raid 10 twice, one for Windows Server 2003 with NDFs and the other for the log file and tempdb, or apply Raid 1 for the Windows Server, Raid 10 for the NDF and MDF, and Raid 1 again for the tempdb and log. What would you...

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:

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