• VMWare ESX What are the advantages in booting from a SAN

    What are the advantages in booting VMWare ESX from a SAN. Are there any potential issues i should expect? Thanks

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • i am trying to backup of a 80GB database on a network (SAN via NAS) and its taking 10 HRS

    i am trying to backup of a 80GB database on a network (SAN via NAS)and its taking 10 HRS but when i backup up the same database on a local drive it only takes 40 minutes. can anyone help me troubleshoot what the possible issue could be? Thanks

    123456300 pointsBadges:
  • Access to an EMC SAN

    We are considering moving some apps from individual blades (a growing expense) to a partition of an existing, underused i520. One hang up is DASD, especially moving or reloading the terabytes of data currently held in our SAN. With the new partioning of an i5, especially when running an AIX, or...

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  • Industry standards for SAN attached disk cost

    I am looking for some industry standards on what the average cost per GB or TB is for SAN attached storage. Does anyone know where I can find these numbers?

    WRickR5 pointsBadges:
  • IBM DS4300 SAN Storage Acceptance document

    Hello there, I was wondering if somebody could provide me with some guidance in preparing an acceptance document for the installation of a Fiber Channel SAN storage based on an IBM DS4300. This will help me ensure that the installation is fully implemented and all the features are enabled and...

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  • Oracle Data Guard Replication between SAN and NAS

    Is it possible to replicate data (using Oracle Data Guard) between Oracle Database which is on SAN at primary site and on NAS at the DR site?

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  • Virtual Storage Help

    I am looking into the virtual storage arena but I am not sure who to look at. I have looked at Lefthand, equalogics, DataCore, and Falconstor. Any input would be appreciated as I need to start looking at what will work with our 5TB SAN. EverlearningOne

    VirtualSE5 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for metrics regarding SAN ports managed per FTE

    Any data would be helpful. Basically for use in additional staff justification.

    Lynnew5 pointsBadges:
  • SAN fiber channel interconnect

    Could someone describe the materials required for a fiber channel interconnect for a backbone network. I assume it is a switch, fiber patch "cables" and pci cards for server. Could someone give me information and/or a reference to vendors.

    Mousejn5 pointsBadges:
  • SAN getting to big

    My SAN seems to be getting bigger and bigger. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to manage it.

    ITGuy10 pointsBadges:
  • SAN attach Windows servers hang on boot

    I have several IBM X series (342,345,346) servers with Windows 2000 and 2003 loaded. I am experiencing an issue with the server hanging when booting. This only happens when I have the server connected to the SAN. I am using Qlogic 2340 HBA connecting to Cisco 9509 SAN switches. I can see the HBA...

    Chucklong0 pointsBadges:
  • Getting errors backing up a Windows SAN

    I am running a Windows 2003 server on a SAN. using 2 qlogic 2300's connected to the IBM 2109-f16 switch. A IBM 4560slx tape library using a FCO (Fibre channel option) card in the library. The FCO card is connected to the IBM 2109-f16 switch. I have "port" zoned the Server and the library in one...

    MarkLewis10 pointsBadges:
  • san consideration for backup: hba

    Can 1 hba be used to access disk storage and tape devices on a SAN? Is this a good practice? Thanks.

    veritatis0 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:
  • Windows Logical Disk Manager

    I am running a DS4200 IBM SAN box with dual controllers connected to 2 brocade switches . One of the servers has 2 single port Qlogic HBA's connected to each switch. LUN #3 and #4 have been setup on the Storage array and connected to the server. The server picks up each LUN twice. The SAN works...

    Adaher5 pointsBadges:
  • Installing Exchange Server 2003 in the second node of a SAN cluster

    We have a storage area network (SAN) and I'm trying to install Exchange Server 2003 on the second node of the cluster. When I run the installation, the default C: drive doesn't show up and the change path button is grayed out. I have three accounts that have full Exchange administrator rights but...

    Exchange Ask the Experts580 pointsBadges:
  • Sharing One Server Blade between two servers

    Is there a way one storage blade be shared among two blade servers in a sort of shared pool via a SAN or other means?

    KicsTec5 pointsBadges:
  • SAN storage solutions on SQL Server

    It has been said somewhere on this site that “what will be more advantageous [for SAN storage] are more drives in the array versus a couple of very large drives.” However, if the whole lot of arrays is a bunch of disks RAID-5 that are presented as a logical disk and then partitioned into many...

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 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:
  • What are the best practices for storing SQL Server application/program files on a SAN?

    We have a non-clustered SQL Server with a Storage Area Network (SAN) on it. What are industry standards/best practices for the location of the application/program files? Is it okay to put the app files on the SAN? We usually put them on local disk storage, but due to an incorrect installation, they...

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:

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