• 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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:
  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • Adding DASD to an IBM 9406-800 RAID

    System has Device Parity Protection and PCI-X RAID disk unit controller. Currently have 4 17.54GB drives installed and need instruction on how to install 2 additional drives. Know how to physically install drives need to know the SST steps for intalling, formating and configuring the new drive...

    Syucikas5 pointsBadges:
  • Reconnecting data store to reload of ESX

    My ESX server died due to hw failure. My data store resides on a seperate RAID5 set and I need to reconnect the datastore to my new ESX load. How can I do this without destroying the data in my disconnected /vmfs datastore?

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  • Backups to disk across GB ethernet – what’s your speed limit?

    We don't have a SAN yet. We're trying to improve backup and disaster recovery time windows so we have been testing backups to disk using the following: Windows 2003 Server Dell PowerEdge server 2GB RAM 2xXeon P4's Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 (backup file size set to 1GB each) SATA hardware RAID...

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  • Increasing server performance

    Help reviving servers. Configuration current: 8 300GB disks in Raid 5 10000RPM Each. Total 2TB (70%Full) with an average of 68kb files tottal of 24 million files. The curent read rate is at 8MB/Sec on NTFS windows 2003 Partition. Any suggestions on increasing performance on current configuration....

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  • Host based Striping of LUNs

    I'm looking for some information regarding host based striping of LUNs - specifically to improve performance. I have a Raid 5 LUN that hold a database. I know that I have a latency issue on this LUN so i'm debating whether to split the LUN into two seperate Raid 5 LUNS then stipe these using host...

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  • SCSI RAID arrangement

    What?s the fastest & most secure SCSI RAID arrangement (cost is not an issue). What makes it fast and what makes it secure?

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  • Exchange 2003 / File Server Cluster – Best practice – WHAT IS your OPINION?

    I have setup a 2-node Win2k3 cluster with a PowerVault 13 Disk Storage. WE are using this for: 1) Exchange and 2)File/Print services I have a 2 140GB disk on a RAID 1 for with partitions q: for Quorum and E: I have the rest of the 11 on a RAID 5 139 TB 1 partion d: ** This will be for 250 USERS...

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  • Configuring a Win2003 share to be available to all XP users on networked machines

    Been a long while since I've worked with Windows, and the networking metaphor is killing me (Unix here...). I have in a server room a Win 2003 server with a large RAID. There are 4 XP machines in 2 offices, all on the same LAN/subnet (2003 server is DHCP server for the XP machines). The network is...

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  • RAID 1 or RAID 5

    I have 1 file server and 1 email server. both are Win2k3....one with exchange 2003 one with SQL 2000 but only 4 people using a small accounting program on it. Both are Dual XEON 2Ghz processors 1 Gb RAM 15K rpm hard drives. Ultra SCSI 160 controllers File server has software RAID 1, Exchange Server...

    TheVyrys0 pointsBadges:
  • Capacity Expansion on RAID 5 Array

    I recently replaced the 4 18GB drives one at a time in my HP NetServer with 73 GB drives. The capacity shows up as the original 54 GB. I check the drives with disk manager and no additional unused space appears. How do I get the unused space to appear so I can create another volume or expand an...

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  • Installing RAID 1 on XP machines or use server software?

    We have a mission critical robot on the production line that is run by 3 pc quality machines running NT4 workstation. They are referred to as A B and C It has crashed 2 times in the last year. Both times it was the motherboard on PC B. This machine runs 24x7. The IT department has not had much...

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  • Upgrading Computer Motherboard that currently has two RAID 0 setups

    I will be upgrading my computer components with a new motherboard and currently have a RAID-0 setup with my old mb's built-in Promise FastTrak 378 controller. I also have a Promise FastTrak TX4310 pci card controller with another RAID-0 setup. Both have two drives each. Will I lose data on either...

    Mgbtp5 pointsBadges:

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