• Disk removal from SAN

    Hi, we are performing an activity of disk removal, we have new set up in 740 server. All the old disks have been moved to SAN. Can you give me the easy and comprehensive steps how to perform this activity looking at the following tasks. Stop all partitions Close down the complete machine Take away...

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  • How to determine storage type remotely using Powershell

    I'm trying to collect the attached storage types of each server in our environment. We have several hundreds of W2K3/W2K8 servers. Is there a script to determine the attached storage of the servers? If there's a better way, can someone tell me?

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  • Difference between NAS, SAN and DAS

    I apologize for the short question but what's the difference between a SAN, NAS and DAS? Is there really any difference?

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  • Is NAS / SAN and HTTP server a good solution together?

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  • How to do rest encryption with a SAN?

    Our organization needs to make sure that our rest encryption is done in one place. If there's shared storage, that seems to be the right place to do it for us, rather than a DAS. We need to cover the case of drives being recovered without keys / keys be required when the SAN boots. How should we go...

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  • Should we use SAN or NAS to consolidate data?

    I'm consolidating a bunch of data that needs to be made available on my LAN. Should we use a SAN or NAS for this? The data is between 100 - 200 TB. Thanks!

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  • Should we put local SQL Server files on NAS or SAN?

    We're preparing to install a new server on SQL Server 2008. Here's our question: What would you recommend - one server with RAID 10 or all the files on a NAS? Or should we just use iSCSI? The new server has about 4 GB of RAM and the database file has 2 GB. What's the best option for us?

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  • Disk format for SQL Server

    Looks like our SAN consultant did not follow the below guidelines for setting up our EMC SAN for SQL Server 2008 R2. I have a production database that is about 1.4 terabytes. There are 3 file groups. I may have to do this piece meal. I was thinking of each Sunday moving one of the filegroups to a...

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  • Slowdown of the SAN due to overusage of temporary tables

    We make use of temporary tables when we develop stored procedures, but they also become very slow when there is a heavy workload. We have an ISCSI SAN running RAID 10, and our database, logs and tempdb (15 GB) are on the SAN. We think the SAN is overworked; the SQL Server shows no CPU. Should we...

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • Upgrading SQL Server 2000/2005 to 2008 with VMWare and EMC SANs

    Has anyone ever seen a White Paper on the best way to utilize features of both VMWare and EMC Symmetrix based SANs in a real-time or rapid batch based upgrade from SQL Server 2000/2005 to SQL Server 2008 with minimal downtime for application availability?

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  • Removing and adding new space to databases

    The scenario: SQL_SVR_A (2000)has x amount 'too much' SAN disk space that they want to reclaim/use to allocate to SQL_SVR_B (2000)- which doesn't have enough space. What is the best method to, first, remove the disk space and keep all DBs in-tact and secondly, how to add new space to ServerB,...

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  • SAN configuration best practices for SQL Server using NetApp

    Good day all, Have recently purchased NetApp SAN to be implemented as our primary storage to host our database environment. As I'm not an expert in storage management wondering what would be the best practice / general rule of thumb in order to provide an optimal I/O performance towards our...

    blueivy5 pointsBadges:
  • SAN tutorials

    Hi friends, Can anyone help me on storage area network (SAN)? I need video tutorials or links.

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  • NAS or SAN?

    We have a need to run numerous virtual servers from a NAS/SAN. The questions is, which should we choose? THe product we support (Citrix XenServer) supports either for backend virtual system storage and can run VM's from either. Currently, our needs are small. We have about 10 virtual servers that...

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  • Fibre Channel Switch recommendations?

    Looking for a fibre channel switch 8gb for connection to SAN. Would like something that can expand easily if needed. Thanks

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • IP-SAN solutions

    I'm looking for resources to help me find a low-cost IP-SAN solution. This request for help was originally submitted to the Research Assistant on WhatIs.com.

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  • Making a DAS (direct attached storage)

    Can you connect any new i7 4 generation Intel motherboard to a raid card, without any CPU and memory? and if I connected via thunderbolt from the motherboard will the computer find the storage? So in other words: Building my own das with a thunderbolt motherboard but no CPU and memory Add a RAID...

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  • Best practices for configuring clients to boot from Windows 2003 server and attached iSCSI SAN

    Are there any best practices for configuring clients to boot from an Windows 2003 server hosting the client O/S images on an attached iSCSI SAN? Is there a list of hardware or software that is required? I'm considering a HP - LeftHand iSCSI SAN solution to host the client images but want to...

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • Disaster Recovery Site using SAN disk replication

    We are setting up a Disaster Recovery Site using SAN disk replication, for all our databases including Oracle; A uniform recovery solution for all IT applications. The Oracle Database will be replicated in the DR site SAN. Appreciate if you could enlighten on pitfalls? Is it a safe solution?

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  • How could I expand the volumes and RAID groups to RAID5(6+1)?

    The case is the celerra is captive, that means no navisphere. We have two RAID Groups (4+1) and one Hot Spare. How could I expand the volumes and RAID groups to RAID5(6+1)

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