• 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Exchange restores from swapped raid 1 drives

    My question relates to hardware and exchange. In this scenario I would be running a set of hotswap raid 1 drives: one with exchange and the information store databases and another with transaction logs. If my Information store were to become corrupt and I loaded a backup set of drives with the...

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  • Installing Win2003 Server on a RAID Disk

    Can WIN2003 Server be installed on a disk that is part of a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array? I am trying to install Win2003 Server on an IBM eServer series X206. I have two 80 GIG SATA drives attached to a SATA RAID controller and have them both defined as members of the array. I tried both RAID 0 and RAID...

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  • Upgradation of raid

    hi all how can i upgrade my raid level 1 to level 5 without loss any data and policy in domain controller regards mukesh

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  • New way of handling RAID 5?

    As an Oracle DBA, I have heard and read a lot about RAID 5 and what it can do to database write performance. Now I understand RAID 5 has been improved to the point that all of the things that caused the overhead are now being handled in disk cache, and write times are now close to that of RAID 0+1....

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  • Boot drive failure, but RAID is okay

    I had to replace my boot drive. Reinstalled Win XP. System found all the drives, but I can not access the RAID. BIOS loads the Adaptec 1200 Raid, I guess from the PCI Card. In Device Mgr, it sees two identical drives RAID 0, but I can not access them. What am I doing wrong? How can I get the two...

    TNchicklet15 pointsBadges:
  • RAID 1 – How to upgrade disks

    Hi there, I'm currently running a Windows Server 2003 (web edition) box which runs 2 8GB U320 SCSI disks, which make up a RAID 1 array. On this array, is a C: and D: logical drive, C being my OS and applications, D being my data. I've just purchased 2 148GB drives, which I now want to swap in to...

    Linger19740 pointsBadges:
  • Best RAID for Database Server

    We have 70+ users connecting almost 125 machines to connect to an Intel 5000VSA 4dimm Board Server with 2 Xeon processors, 6 SATA (on-board RAID 0, 5 or 10), 1 IDE port. I want to put the best possible RAID with 200/250GB SATA drives, with Best Redundancy and Performance, irrespective of the cost....

    Mkanjani5 pointsBadges:
  • Which RAID level should we use?

    A SearchStorage.com member recently asked: We have three 73 GB, U320, SCSI, 1-in, 15K, PE 2850s, with MR5 ROMB RAID-5 drives, to use in a server that will be doing file sharing and print serving. Is RAID-5 the best configuration?

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  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0) question

    -I am performing an Analysis for server upgrades and at a high level am presenting an explanation of RAID 10 -I am new to RAID and understand some technical aspects and design features -I want to speak to a disaster recovery scenario but do not understand the benefits or more than the 4 drive...

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  • RAID 3 for video editing

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: Hi, I am a budding filmmaker looking for an inexpensive way to setup an at home post production facility (video editing, sound,etc.) Most of the raid cards that I have seen are very expensive. Can you recommend a raid 3 card that's reasonably priced and...

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  • RAID vs Mirroring

    Conceptually, I understand the difference between RAID and mirroring. But many times, things are not always as simple as they seem. That said, I'm configuring a new i5 520 with 35gb drives RAID protected versus 35gb drives mirrored and with IBM's recent offerings, the mirrored drives are less than...

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  • RAID Problems

    Hi, I have just built a system using a Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 Motherboard using nVidia SATA Raid. I attached 2 500Gb Samsung SATA2 drives, downloaded the SATA Raid drivers for Vista from nVidia and created a Mirrored Raid array with them, then installed Windows Vista Business. The install appeared to...

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  • RAID question

    I currently have the following setup on my server: Win2k3 Adaptec 29160 Ultra 160 SCSI adapter 2-36G SCSI drives 2-73G SCSI drives the 36G holds the OS and programs the 73G holds data files I have each mirrored with software RAID 1 in the OS I am ordering a new hardware RAID SCSI controller to make...

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  • Exact copy of Exchange Server

    I have Exchange 2003 in my domain, and I'm running out of storage. I have done 2 defragments for the databases already (I did that on another computer by copying the edb and stm files, defragment them and then move them back to place). But now I'm running out of space again. I have no room for HDD...

    Kingleo15 pointsBadges:

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