• How to reduce or eliminate CHKDSK scan times on large SAN volumes?

    I'm currently evaluating upgrade options for our primary Windows server storage volumes. I am trying to build in a solution in the upgrade to the problem of the time it takes to run CHKDSK on large, busy volumes mounted on Windows. In the days when storage volumes were up to a few hundred MB of DAS...

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  • How to merge 2 disks on 1 hard drive to create a large storage server for archived data? (Poweredge 2800 and Windows Server 2003)

    I have an old Dell PowerEdge server that I want to convert to a large data storage server - nothing on it but archived data.  The hard drive has been formatted to have about 70G on the C drive and about 130G on a different drive.  BUT both drives are located on the same hard drive.  How can I...

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  • Punctured Stripe on RAID 5 Array

    We have been having massive problems with a storage array (Dell md3000i). The issue has been escalated to the highest levels of Tech Support, at which point they advised us that we have a "punctured stripe" on our array. The prescribed resolution is to vacate, wipe-out and re-build the array, then...

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  • Any applications to protect data on hard drives?

    I am wondering if there are any applications available in the market which would allow me to protect my hard drive data. Are there any tools which would prevent a hard drive from being accessible if it was removed from a computer and plugged into another computer or a portable hard drive case? I...

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  • Add a drive to a Raid 5 without destroying the data

    Can you change the amount of drives in a raid 5 array? For example we now have 6 136 GB drives in our raid 5 array. Can we add one more drive to the array as either a hot spare or actually part of the array? Currently the array uses all 6 drives.

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  • Need advice/recommendations for online storage (cloud server?)

    We are looking to replace our shared storage drive (10 workstations) with an online storage service. We access and update files regularly and would like to be able to access remotely as well as in office. Any advice on where to start would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Options for a Dell PowerEdge Server?

    My old web server has just gone pop and I want to replace it with a low end Dell PowerEdge server. I have a few questions. I want to drop in my own pair of SATA drives rather than buy from Dell. I plan to install Ubuntu Server Edition and use software RAID1. Please tell me if this is a mistake or...

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  • Are LTO tapes backwards compatible. Why would I not be able to read old tapes?

    We have 6 year old LTO tapes. We are trying to restore data from them using a LTO4 drive. We can not read the tapes at all. Not even the label. Can this be fixed? Any ideas? The drives are backwards compatible right?

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  • Has anyone used StarWind iSCSI for production network? What about its reliability and performance?

    StarWind claims to turn any standard server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe Windows iSCSI target SAN. Compared to EMC and Netapp products, where does it stand in term of performance & reliability (e.g. assuming new & stable server)? Has anyone deployed it on production? What kind of hardware do...

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  • What’s your take on tape storage?

    For a while now, everyone has been talking about how Tapedrive has been finally nixed by digital storage like NAS and SAN, but tape is still being used by enterprises, whether due to compliance or cost issues. Are you using tape as your storage/backup solution or a mixture of different media? Do...

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  • VMWare, Windows, Deduplication, Defragmentation: Bad combo?

    I was in a meeting the other day talking about our VMWare implementation and one of our Windows engineers brought up a comment that I wanted to throw out to everyone. He was told by a VMWare engineer that if you run Windows defragmenation on the virtual server while also are using de-duplication on...

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  • Need good cloning software to replace a hard drive.

    My laptop (Win 7 64-bit) needs a bigger hard drive. I have one in an enclosure connected by USB to the system and need to clone it. Norton Ghost 15 won't install and Symantec has been poor in the response dept. Need simple, easy, fast, open-source preferred.

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  • Will Amazon S3 be an appropriate infrastructure for a forum-type website?

    Our site has a lot of posting and viewing messages. Considering the I/O based charging by Amazon, would it make sense to host a forum on the S3?

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  • how can insert values in array throw Scanner class or wrapper class?

    how can insert values in array throw Scanner class or wrapper class?

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  • BRMS and Tape Management

    Hi, I have BRMS for [strong]Backup Management [/strong]and[strong] [/strong]IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library for [strong]tape management[/strong].I have few questions regarding these 2 technologies: 1.Under normal circumstances the tape configuration is as follows: Description Status...

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  • SQL Server 2005: Improving performance of Multiple Databases & LUNS

    I am looking at ways to improve performance of our databases. We have 4 large databases (ranging between 50gb and 200gb each) on a single SQL Server 2005 Cluster. Currently they are split 2 on one LUN and 2 on another. I am looking at ways to improve the IO performance of the databases as they are...

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  • Looking for software to allow arbitrary apps to share arbitary data amongst themselves

    I'm looking for a software that would allow arbitrary applications to share arbitrary data amongst themselves. Data suppliers could communicate with the service to "publish" what data they have available. Consumers can ask the service for what data is available. Consumers do not necessarily work in...

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  • RAID1 on computer with 2 internal hard-disks

    I have two identical hard disks in RAID1 array (no additional hard drives are available). There is a CD/DVD drive and USB. I need a solution for both Windows XP and Linux OS, but as single-OS, no dual booting.   I’ve run into several hassles: Upgrading Linux kernel on a machine where one boots...

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  • IBM Netfinity 5500 servers, motherboard hit by lightning. Trying to recover data

    I need some serious help here. A client of mine had his old IBM netfinity 5500 server hit by lightning and the motherboard is toast. Problem is, he has no backup, and I'm trying to recover the data. The data sits on a 10 disk drive array, RAID 5. He has a spare Netfinity 5500 that isn't being used....

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  • Locations throughout the US need a storage strategy. Our current strategy has servers and individual machines backing up to web-based services

    We have a data center I was thinking of acquiring a SAN unit from, then using DFS to copy server files to the SAN and then back that information to a remote storage site. How do I accomplish this with laptops? Do I use folder redirection, that takes too much time when logging in?

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