• Installing SQL Server over a SAN

    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?

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • Which RAID level should we use?

    A SearchStorage.com member recently asked: We have three 73 GB, U320, SCSI, 1-in, 15K, PE 2850s, with MR5 ROMB RAID-5 drives, to use in a server that will be doing file sharing and print serving. Is RAID-5 the best configuration?

    JenH0 pointsBadges:
  • Fabric / Storage Administration

    Currently today, we have a group that administers our storage from end to end (HBA to switch to storage cabinet). Our CIO is looking to give the responsibility of our Fabric to our Networking folks. I was just wondering how other places layed out the responbility of the different aspects of...

    MemphisJim5 pointsBadges:
  • Redundant data centers with multi-service ISP/ASP

    Hi, we're working on 2 new datacenters to provide datavault/DR services to clients in three service tiers: cold, worm and hot. This will also be a traditional service provider DC with internet and hosting services. DC1 will be 2-3K Sqm. DC2 will be very small running as backup. there is a plan for...

    Kellyb0 pointsBadges:
  • Redundant data centers with multi-service ISP/ASP-2

    Hi, we're working on 2 new datacenters to provide datavault/DR services to clients in three service tiers: cold, worm and hot. This will also be a traditional service provider DC with internet and hosting services. DC1 will be 2-3K Sqm. DC2 will be very small running as backup. there is a plan for...

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  • Setting up a new 100GB storage system

    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.

    SB20 pointsBadges:
  • Your opinion needed on blade server setup for a small company

    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...

    Systems Channel ATE15 pointsBadges:
  • MSDTC Install on windows 2003 cluster

    I have set up a cluster but when i get to MSDTC phhysical resource in the disk parameter I cannot see anything to select. The cluster is connected to a SAN. I can see various disks in disk management from both nodes.

    Mahendrab0 pointsBadges:
  • Problems backing up NetWare servers with ArcServe

    A SearchStorage.com reader asks: I have a HP MSA1000 SAN with 4 NetWare servers attached and a HP MSL5026S2 Tape library (SDLT). I get really good speeds from the server running ArcServe, but whenever I try to use this server to backup the other attached NetWare servers, it runs as bad, if not...

    JenH0 pointsBadges:
  • Recommends for a step-by-step SAN Change Control procedure?

    What parts of a SAN would you recommend including in a step-by-step SAN Change Control procedure? Thank you.

    Storage Channel ATE15 pointsBadges:
  • Storing archived information in SQL Server or on a SAN

    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 image field, or...

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • 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:
  • Can I transfer the data between SANs by connecting one HBA to one SAN and the other HBA to the new SAN

    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.

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • Storage consultation and procurement

    I'm looking to formulate a RFI/RFP for two separate engagements: Phase 1. SAN analysis - contract someone to evaluate our current SAN and provide recommendations only (vendor neutral). Phase 2. SAN procurement - find what questions to ask and what's important with the purchase of a new SAN

    Ricweb0 pointsBadges:
  • what is the best STORAGE solution for ORACLE db – SAN or NAS ?

    one of my project is very critical for the client . the application will run in 10 different sites . the infrastructure of each site will be : 4 linux servers (2 for ORACLE DB , 2 for websphere) + 1 linux/win server for backup software + DB oracle (~100GB) + storage. i have a very good experience...

    Mhonmhon0 pointsBadges:
  • Which is faster? SAN or DASD

    In terms of speed/efficiency, which device type is better?

    Taersious15 pointsBadges:
  • Moving Windows 2003 Server to SAN

    Has anyone out there in a Windows 2003 AD environment successfully moved their operation master server’s (RID, PDC, Infrastructure) operating system to a SAN?

    Jerrys525 pointsBadges:
  • I have a project involving an DS400 SAN connected to 2 Intel Servers IBM345 running Windows Server2003

    Can both servers connect to the SAN at the same time? Can both access the SAN at the same time? If not, what else do I need to make both share the volume on the SAN? If both servers are connected, when one fails the other take charge without restarting it? Is it as simple as detaching and attaching...

    Atomala0 pointsBadges:
  • RFQ template for SAN implementation

    Help! I've just discovered that I need to implement a new storage solution ASAP. As a starting point, I'm interested in getting my hands on a simple RFQ template for a SAN solution. Is anybody out there aware of such a template and/or can they point me in the right direction. Many Thanks

    Capkennedy0 pointsBadges:
  • How To Add Shared SAN Storage to 2 ESX 3.5 Hosts

    I,m trying to add shared SAN storage to 2 ESX 3.5 hosts in preparation to setting up HA, DRS and Clustering. I'm doing this through VMInfrastructure Client 2.5 connecting to VMware Virtual Center Server2.5 I add the SAN storage (600GB, Target ID vmhba2:0:0, LUN 0)to vhost-1 using the name vsan-0. I...

    Jhp125 pointsBadges:

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