• 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....

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  • 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...

    Nickc197665 pointsBadges:
  • 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...

    TheVyrys0 pointsBadges:
  • 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:
  • raid 0 array setup

    my new two 500 gb drive system has drive one setup as raid 0 with an indication of C: and D: drives of 250 gbs each and no other drives listed. Where is the other 500 gbs

    Video625 pointsBadges:
  • Deciding on configurations for SQL Servers

    My new server has 3 x 146GB SAS 15k 3.5" HD, which came pre-configured as RAID 5, and 2x 73GB SAS 15k 3.5" HD, which came as RAID 1. Should I leave this configuration as is or should I change it?

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • RAID Levels on SAN

    When deploying SQL Server 2005 Enterprise whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit versions using a SAN backend, does the Storage Methodologies regarding RAID1 (VRAID1) or RAID5 (VRAID5) change? There are differences of opinions in our organization regarding this issue. From the DBA Standpoint we strive to...

    ROWENS07150 pointsBadges:
  • HP VRAID

    what is the different between HP VRAID & RAID

    Shalabota5 pointsBadges:
  • Syncing Software recommendations

    One of my VIP end users (a senior scientist in our building) has put in a request for the following setup: He wants us to build him 2 8-TB file servers, identical in design. This is not a problem, I've done this already for our own use. One server will be in his lab for their use. He wants the...

    Lonewolfbw525 pointsBadges:
  • can software raids on windows 2000 server hamper server perormance.. like blue screen error

    I am having software raids harddisk mirrored on windows 2000 server, can this restarts server saying physical dumping of memory. Any other problem can it create.

    S1234567840 pointsBadges:
  • Raid1 vs Raid5 Microsoft exchange data

    We are implementing Microsoft Exchange on a EMC DMX3500 DASD Subsystem that has 146GB and 300GBs. Talked to Gartner Group Consultant Bob Passmore and he is strongly recommending RAID 1: his justification is based on the fact that RAID 1 is double the number of disk drives; therefore you cut what is...

    Bobc5 pointsBadges:
  • Exchange 2007 installation

    Hi friends, I am a fresher in this field with not much knowledge. Have been asked by my office to install exchange 2007. The question i have is , what server would be good to install exchange 2007 on, also what raid is preferred / recommended. Are there any sites i could have the installation...

    Tauraustouch30 pointsBadges:
  • Transfer Exchange 2007 from Windows Mirror to Hardware Raid

    I have a situation where I have to image/install or reinstall Exchange 2007 running on a Windows Software mirror and it has drastically degraded the performance and has hung the server numerous times and then we have to do a hard reset on the box. How can I transfer the complete HD from that...

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  • Can a BA370 with a hsz70 be configured to work with either MS Server2000 or 2003 as a storage device?

    We have an extra Compaq BA370 with a hsz70 controller card is there a way to configure this device to work with a current version of windows? Thanks

    Tobasco5 pointsBadges:
  • Urgent!!!!!!! Failed drive…..

    Hi, I have a Raid Raidtec 3104 model that incloude one logical drive with Raid5 level.It was attached to a HP DL380G4 with Win server 2k sp4. By default in the "View and edit Drives" menu status of chanel2-id4 and channel2-id5 is 'Used DRV' !!!!??? In the "View and edit logical Drives -> View...

    Aliyani265 pointsBadges:
  • Drives Not showing full capacity after reinstall XP

    DimensionXPS/Gen2 machine. WinXP Home SP2. Intel 82801ER SATA Raid controller(factory), (*2*) WD 1200JB 70GB hard drives. MyComputer shows only the "partition"'s worth of the drive used when I did WinXP reinstall, and goofed format (fat32, instead of NTFS). Have researched incl. Dell, and still...

    Nanci2520 pointsBadges:

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