• SAN Cluster Backup best practices

    The following question was recently submitted via e-mail by a user: I currently use SAN based clusters with 10 2-node passive and active clusters. They work fine, but I want to know: What happens if we shut down the nodes unexpectedly (eg, power failure) and when we go to start them, they don't...

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Access rights for Storage Team members

    We are having to justify the access rights that our storage team members have to the Windows, VMWare, and Unix servers. Our storage team is also responsible for all backups, restores, and disaster recovery. Can any one provide a best practices or a already compiled list of access rights that they...

    Smonroe5 pointsBadges:
  • Creating a virtual SAN on an external disk drive

    The following question was recently submitted via e-mail: Is there a way that I could create a virtual SAN on an external USB disk drive? Are there any open-source solutions?

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  • DR for Exchange 2003 in SAN

    I have been given a task of setting up Disaster Recovery for Exchange 2003 Infrastructure. We have several Exchange Servers in each of the 2 Sites. Each Site will be a Recovery Center for each other. I'd like to set up a block level Exchange DR between the 2 Sites. All Exchange data are currently...

    Symyuser125 pointsBadges:
  • Need SAN upgrade suggestions

    Need to upgrade our SAN due to performance limitations of the HP MSA2000 using fibre channel to connect to our xen servers Any suggestions on products and your experiences Thanks

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • SQL Server 2000 performance issues

    Running SQL Server 2000, SP4 on Windows Server 2003 R2. 4GB RAM; 3GHz dual-processor, dual-core. The databases and logs are on an ISCSI SAN. This is the original implementation design. Since the beginning the users have said the system does not perform as well as they would like. The database...

    Labnuke9932,960 pointsBadges:
  • Measuring SAN IOPS

    How can I measure IOPS between the SAN and VMware ESX server, Windows server, AIX, SUN, HPUX and Linux?

    franks10255 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for multi-vendor Storage Virtualization

    Need a "simple concept" to do the SAN Interconnect based Storage virtualization on multi vendor basis / heterogeneous SAN sub system based. And how much this will be helpful on ROI? -Guru

    GuruBhai95 pointsBadges:
  • Backup issues

    I am having problems with backing up a 2 volumes from my HP MSA1000 SAN to an LTO tape library. The volumes are 80 & 90 GB in size and contain around 600,000 small files in each set. The 2 volumes are RAID 5 and I am getting about 5-8 GB per hour back-up. I am also backing up other RAID 5 sets and...

    Jimste0 pointsBadges:
  • Any common tool for measuring controller throughput?

    I was searching for a long time for a simple tool which can tell us the controller throughput of any SAN environment. Its necessary for every Storage engineer to have this utility to cross verify the subsystem we buy. Ofcourse the vendor will have the tool or LAB benchmark for the same. But those...

    GuruBhai95 pointsBadges:
  • Netapps FAS960 vs. HP EVA 3000/5000

    Hi All, Does anyone know off hand were to get something comprehensive that will compare performace of the netapps kit and the HP kit mentioned in the subject line. I realise there is alot of different scenarios around FC and isci etc, what i am looking for is something that will outline the max...

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  • storage SAN planning

    Storage area network is new to our organization. We plan to implement one next year to consolidate storage across several physical locations/divisions. Do you have any practical advice on implementation?

    Sandswept10 pointsBadges:
  • Storage System

    Dear Experts, I am evaluating storage solution for my office application running on MS SQL/Oracle/Exchange 2003 etc. As usual, the only two big players in the market are HP & IBM. IBM proposed N5200/N3700 to HP EVA4000. As far as I understand, the N5200/N3700 is a IPSAN compare to EVA4000 of FC...

    Anthony22170 pointsBadges:
  • HP EVA 8000 storage

    currently i am facing problem on HP EVA 8000 in my environment. Total storage size is 8 TB but on the command view console i can see total storage size is only 4 TB. i tried restarting following, 1) command view EVA service 2) SMA server 3) Controllers but didnt work out. i still can see total size...

    Neilcapri0 pointsBadges:
  • Cisco switch for iSCSI SAN

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I was wondering if you could recommend a Cisco switch that can be used for Exchange to SAN (NetApp FAS960C) iSCSI connectivity.

    Andrew Burton300 pointsBadges:
  • beginning SAN infrastructre for the company.

    On my windows 2 cpu server with 20 disks, disk queue lengths exceed 40. Windows perfmon and IOmeter benchmarks give me 0.9K IOPs for write and 2K for reads, 8K OLTP block size. #disks : 20 : 36 GB, 15K rpm, U320 scsi with two dual channel controllers with 256 MB cache each. I am moving to a SAN....

    Rkrishnan0 pointsBadges:
  • First SAN for my company and it is breaking the bank.

    On my windows 2 cpu server with 20 disks, disk queue lengths exceed 40. Windows perfmon and IOmeter benchmarks give me 0.9K IOPs for write and 2K for reads, 8K OLTP block size. #disks : 20 : 36 GB, 15K rpm, U320 scsi with two dual channel controllers with 256 MB cache each. I am moving to a SAN....

    Rkrishnan0 pointsBadges:
  • San

    Do you have information on SANs?

    Sandswept10 pointsBadges:
  • SQL on SAN, 16 or 1

    A client has 16 databases, one per teritory, all running the same application and all on the same server and all the files on a SAN. The data in the 16 databases could all run in just one database. Will running all the activity through one database be faster than running it through 16? All the...

    Mjhessler0 pointsBadges:
  • How does one guarantee the integrity of snapshot done at block level

    Hi, I have an equallogic SAN and I am looking at using the snapshot function for backup. My server are linux (redhat 4.0) with oracle database 10.2.0.3. What, if any, actions must I do to ensure that the snaphot made on the SAN (block level) is complete. In other word, does Linux have a cache...

    Ablanchard35 pointsBadges:

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