We have a backup command that runs from within a command job on SQL Server A, and extracts data from SQL Servers B, C, D at different times to create a file on a SAN Drive. This is a daily job and runs successfully. Over the last fortnight, we have got the following error once [...]
Answer Question | October 25, 2008 4:32 PM
SAN, SQL Server, SQL Server backup, SQL Server errors
I have a two node clustered Exchange 2003 Enterprise server (sp1) connected to a HP EVA SAN, where the transaction logs and database files sit on different disks. The Exchange server has one Storage Group and 3 mailbox stores on three different drive letters. One of the mailbox stores is on a drive that is [...]
Answer Question | October 20, 2008 5:04 PM
Exchange 2003, Exchange Storage Group, HP EVA SAN, SAN
I need to connect several AC redundant appliances (Servers, Load Balancers, Switches, Firewalls, etc) to other non-redundant ones (SAN Switches, KVM). I have AC PDU’s for redundant and non-redundant devices, but I haven’t figured out the best way to avoid my non-redundant devices being cut off from power from a failure to either PDU.
Answer Question | October 2, 2008 3:14 PM
Data center backup power, Data center design and infrastructure, Data center power supplies, Firewalls, KVM, Load balancers, PDU, SAN, Servers, Switches
Is virtualization causing you to rethink your storage infrastructure or consider adding/moving to a SAN?
Answer Question | September 28, 2008 1:40 PM
Dell Storage, SAN, Storage infrastructure, Storage strategy, Virtualization
Am 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.
Answer Question | September 16, 2008 5:25 PM
Dell Storage, IP SAN, Research Assistant, SAN, Storage
how can we access the SAN/ storage which is attached to solaris server from a linux server/box over the network and the storage should be permanent even though we restart the linux box/server
Answer Question | August 29, 2008 1:30 PM
Dell Storage, Linux servers, SAN, SAN storage, Solaris 10
We are currently planning the implementation of SCR and I am slightly confused. We have one stand alone Exchange 2007 server with one storage group on it. We are using NT Backup to backup the store to our SAN. Once we setup the SCR server is it really necessary to try to come up with [...]
Answer Question | November 8, 2008 3:14 PM
Exchange 2007, NT backup, SAN, SCR, Standby Continuous Replication
I am new to storage systems, currently gathering information on setting up a storage systems. I know the concepts but am unable to relate how will a storage system be setup based on Allocation, zoning, masking and mapping. Please help.
Answer Question | August 19, 2008 12:45 PM
SAN, Storage Area Networks, Storage capacity planning
What or how is the best way to present a single pool of storage to Mac clients using AFP, Windows using SMB/CIFS, and Linux/Unix using NFS? The ideal solution would be users to access all of their data whether they bounced from a Mac to a Linux workstation and then to a Windows system. Basically [...]
Answer Question | August 30, 2008 7:20 PM
AFP, CIFS, Linux, Mac, NAS, NFS, SAN, SMB, Storage management, Unix, Windows
I am trying to install and configure my SQL Server over my Storage Area Network (SAN). Can you give me the best steps for doing so?
Answer Question | August 28, 2008 6:51 PM
SAN, SQL Server installation, Storage Area Networks
why and when to configure zoning in the SAN switches any body can explian please
Answer Question | September 28, 2008 12:59 PM
SAN, SAN switches, Storage Area Networks, Storage products and equipment
Hi! I’m the Sys Admin for a small (50 employees) company. We’re currently running off of a couple of Dell 2850s, a 6600 for SQL and a few other various machines for web server, intranet, etc. We recently partnered with a new company. They are pushing me to setup a blade server (mostly because they [...]
Answer Question | August 14, 2008 6:09 PM
Blade servers, Dell 2850, SAN, SMB, Systems Channel, VMware
What parts of a SAN would you recommend including in a step-by-step SAN Change Control procedure? Thank you.
Answer Question | August 5, 2008 6:01 PM
SAN, Storage Channel
My company is storing PC files in SQL Server in an image field, and this data has to be archived. Due to our retention policy, the size of this data could grow to as much as 5 terabytes total, spread over 500,000 to 1,000,000 records. Should we store this data in SQL Server in an [...]
Answer Question | August 1, 2008 6:15 PM
Archiving, SAN, SQL Server archiving
Can I transfer the data between SANs by connecting one HBA to one SAN and the other HBA to the new SAN and copy the data We have around 500gb of data. Any help is appreciated.
Answer Question | July 30, 2008 2:10 PM
HBA, Host bus adapters, SAN, SAN management
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
Answer Question | July 22, 2008 2:29 PM
Backup, NAS, SAN, Storage management
What are the advantages in booting VMWare ESX from a SAN. Are there any potential issues i should expect? Thanks
Answer Question | July 24, 2008 2:04 PM
SAN, VMware, VMware ESX
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 [...]
Answer Question | July 14, 2008 8:45 PM
Brocade Switches, IBM DS4200, IBM Storage Manager, Logical disk manager, LUNs, SAN, Windows Server 2003
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?
Answer Question | July 21, 2008 6:00 PM
SAN, SAN storage spending
what is the main differance between IFCP and FCIP?
Answer Question | July 8, 2008 7:57 AM
FCIP, Fibre Channel Internet Protocol, IFCP, Internet Fibre Channel Protocol, SAN, Storage protocols