• How to rebuild RAID without obstructing data migration?

    I see why RAID rebuilds obstruct data migration. A RAID rebuild is NOT like backup and restore. The rebuild consumes resources, e.g. CPU etc. So if we have the RAID on a separate system (managed by its own CPU) then: Surely this allows a RAID rebuild without obstructing data migration? Do you...

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  • RAID 5 and three-way mirroring

    Our Spac solaris 10 box has only three disks (budge limitation), and they were configured with hardware RAID 1 (3-way). Obviously, the disk performance is going to suffer since both OS and DATA will live on the same mirrored disks, however, this part of disk configuration puzzles me even more: a...

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  • RAID 5 and disk capacity

    You mention that fewer than four disks (three) on RAID-5 isn't worth it. Why?

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  • How to mount HP StorageWorks MSA2000 snapshot and assign LUN?

    Running VMware ESX and have a StorageWorks MSA2000 snapshot. What steps do we need to take to mount the snapshot to a VM and assign a LUN? Thank you very much. Moderator Note: This is a submitted question

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  • Need suggestions for correcting slow and error prone Backup Exec process

    We have been set up to backup to an online vault using Backup Exec software. The process seems to take forever and had frequent failures. Is the software the problem? What would you recommend. We have approximately 400 Gig of data. The vault was originally seeded with the data. Moderator Note: This...

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  • Would you go with iSCSI or Fibre Channel for mass storage in this case?

    Is there any TPS benchmarking available in deciding whether to go for Fibre channel or iSCSI? We are using Oracle database which requires a Terabyte of storage and will be operating at the 1000TPS at peak level. In this case - should we go for iSCSI or Fibre Channel as the mass storage device?...

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  • Error when trying to delete Volume on StorageTek 6140

    We don't have a problem creating or deleting other volumes -- but on the StorageTek 6140, getting the error "The volume is unmapped." Anyone run into this? Thanks. Moderator Note: This is a submitted question

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  • HDDs for VMWare ESXi 3.5

    I'm about to purchase a new server to run VMWare ESXi 3.5 The specs are: Intel SR2500 Server with RAID SR2500ALLXR 2x Intel Xeon Quad 5420 CPU 12GB DDR2 667 ECC REG RAM 2 extra Intel SR2500 Server with RAID SR2500ALLXR @$ 3,850 +GST 1x Intel Xeon Quad 5420 CPU 12GB DDR2 667 ECC REG RAM 2 extra...

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  • Dell PowerVault MD3000i alert question

    I have the alerts setup already for the critical alerts but would like to know if\when the system fails over from primary to secondary node (active\passive). Is there a way to do this?

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  • Storage Formulas

    Are there any formulas that can be used in Storage Management for the following areas: - identify how many records are in a dataset? - how must space will a dataset need Primary allocation? - How many tracks will a tape dataset require if copied to DASD

    Zaszz10 pointsBadges:
  • Quota Alerts for Windows Server 2003

    if you go over quota limits, how is the alert handled?

    Acmepcs20 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:
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager or Veritas NetBackup?

    Which is the best Data Protection solution available today in market?

    Lalitneomatrix5 pointsBadges:
  • What are your preferred methods for storing inactive data and why?

    What are your preferred methods for storing inactive data and why?

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  • RAID management with IBM System x3400

    hi iam new here and i have some questions to all of you who is working on RAID. 1. i have x3400 IBM SERVER and it has 2 disk with 74 GB each while installing with server cd the only availabel option raid 1 i selected that and after that i install w2k3 server standard editions now i want to make it...

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  • 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

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  • Ensuring the same data is served when using multiple load balanced servers

    I have a Web server and I need to add another Web server. We will use a load balancer to take care of distributing the load between the 2 Web servers. Users are capable of uploading files and data via FTP and HTTP. I need a technique that will help me make replication for these files and data...

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  • 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...

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  • How do I use Veritas Volume Manager DMP with a StorageTek ST2540 array

    We have recently aquired a Sun StorageTek ST2540 array and directly attached it to Sun T2000 server. While the native Solaris 10 MPxIO is able to recognize duel path to the Storage but Veritas DMP is unable to. Could this be because of array support missing in Veritas Storage Foundation Suit 5 for...

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  • Need new backup solution for 1TB of data

    We are looking for a new type of backup for our server. We currently are using a tape drive but the tapes are worn and do not meet our storage needs. We have received some quotes on different products and we aren't sure what is the best way to go. Right now our options are a NAS storage unit, a...

    ITKE347,785 pointsBadges:

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