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  • 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:
  • Storage Area Network Certification

    is there a certification for SAN admin? I am a beginner and want to be a SAN admin where do i start?

    Rick Martinez585 pointsBadges:
  • Storage Area Network Configuration IOPS

    I have a SAN with a RAID 10 (16 Drives) and a stripe size of 512. I want to align the disks for better SQL Server performance, the problem is that the OS is already installed on a non-aligned drive and SQL Server is running in production using non-aligned drives. My current 8 drives starting...

    Rick Martinez585 pointsBadges:
  • Stonefly optisan hanging

    Whenever I give a disk rescan, the server mysteriously gets  hung. the system log throws the following error - "A connection to the  target was lost, but Initiator successfully reconnected to the  target.  Dump data contains the target name."  Storage : Stonefly optisan  Host : Windows...

    ITKE56,510 pointsBadges:
  • Storage market for DHS, Gov and DOD

    Can you approximate how much share each of these storage companies ((e.g., NetApp, IBM, Sun, HP, EMC, etc)  had in terms of military/ DHS/ government spend?

    Sevatec5 pointsBadges:
  • Can you install disks from an HDS 9910 into an HDS 9960?

    We have two unsupported storage-area networks (SANs) - one Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) 9910 and one HDS 9960. They are both left over from a SAN upgrade to NSC55, but we are using the old 9910 and 9960 for our test rigs until they break down and stop working. The 9910 is fully populated with 72GB...

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • Lower-end SAN products

    Do you use any lower-end SAN products (EqualLogic, EMC, LeftHand Networks, Compellent Technologies, etc.) in your setup? If so, what do you use?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • SAN material

    From where should I start to master the concepts of SAN-storage area networks? Do we have a proper sequence, like where to start and carry on?

    Sam3395 pointsBadges:
  • How to set up a disaster recovery (DR) VLAN to replicate data

    I am new to disaster recovery (DR) and IT management. I have a production site with Cisco switches, and I'm backing up data to a storage area network (SAN). I have a GB link to a remote office and would like to replicate data to another SAN at the remote location. How do I set up a DR virtual LAN...

    NetworkingATE1,545 pointsBadges:
  • Migrate existing windows 2003 OS from local disks to boot from SAN

    So far ive tried mirroring the internal disks in windows with the SAN disk and then removing the internal disks and no luck. So what I have done now is used Acronis and imaged the internal disks to the SAN disk, changed the boot options in the BIOS to point to the external disks, changed HBA...

    Antzoulis35 pointsBadges:
  • SAN switches

    why and when to configure zoning in the SAN switches any body can explian please

    Rami220 pointsBadges:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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...

    MarkLewis5 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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