• 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,...

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • 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.

    Storageareanetwork5 pointsBadges:
  • 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...

    Isdpcman20 pointsBadges:
  • 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.

    ResearchAssistant855 pointsBadges:
  • 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...

    alejandroruizit5 pointsBadges:
  • 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?

    ITKE352,380 pointsBadges:
  • 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)

    Mohamed198325 pointsBadges:
  • Exchange 2007 autodiscover

    I have configured autodiscover for exchange 2007 but its not working properly when I try to configure an account side. I have some concern related to the SAN certificate as its issued to : CORP.EDU.KW not to MAIL.CORP.EDU.KW but as per Microsoft the Set-OutlookProvider command should fix that...

    Rami220 pointsBadges:
  • How can I determine the storage type remotely using PowerShell?

    I need to collect the attached storage types for each server in our environment. We have several hundred servers (all on either Windows Server 2003 or 2008). Ideally, we're looking for a script that can be used if the attached storage is either SAN, SAN mirrored, NAS or Local but we can't find a...

    ITKE352,380 pointsBadges:
  • Anyone know of a RESTful API service for a SAN/NAS system?

    My partner and I are trying to build a RESTful API for my files on a cluster filesystem volume. We have 20 servers that share the same file systems so all we really need is RESTful API services which would allow us to stat(), read(), write(), listFolder(), delete(), setacl() etc. It has to support...

    ITKE352,380 pointsBadges:
  • SAN storage replication methods for high availability

    HI, I have a limited knowledge about SAN storage. We are using SAN storage to store our application data in a high availablity architecture. What should be the possible methods (hardware/software) to replicate the SAN storage. Can it be both real time or scheduled job?

    puneetnewgen5 pointsBadges:
  • Fibre Channel HBAs initiator or target mode for NetApp

    How can you tell if the fibre channel HBAs are in initiator or target mode in a NetApp SAN?

    ITKE352,380 pointsBadges:
  • Storage Protocol: What is the main difference between IFCP and FCIP?

    what is the main differance between IFCP and FCIP?

    Arunkumar sr5 pointsBadges:
  • Adding two addtional SAN switches to the Fabric

    I have an HP eva5000 SAN with 2 controllers and 2 x 16 ports brocade switches - I have purchased two additional 16 port brocade SAN switches - how do I go about adding them to the fabric? Core Edge design maybe?

    Markburse0 pointsBadges:
  • iSeries HBA Cards WWPN

    Can anybody help me to get WWPN of HBA cards installed on my system?

    qmaster1,675 pointsBadges:
  • Eternus DX60 – Failing NL-SAS disks

    Hi, We are currently using a Fujitsu Eternus DX60 with NL-SAS disks as storage for our virtual machines. During the last 18 month 8 out of 12 disks had to be replaced because the system claimed them to be failing. Fujitsu Support told me that this is totally normal. Since our support contract...

    TimoWille15 pointsBadges:
  • SQL Server on SAN

    I a two server set up. Server one for my application and server two a SAN for my SQL Server.  Should I install the SQL server on the SAN?  I have read about 10 articles and some state to install the SQL Server on the app server while others say on the SAN and yet others say it really does not...

    Needplease5 pointsBadges:

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