• EMC Clariion CX700 Problems – Data Sector Invalidated

    Hello, I have two EMC Clariion CX700's (which, for convenience we call CX700-1 and CX700-2) and one recently added CX3-40 in my SAN environment using fiber-switch fabric. Over the weekend, I experienced a hardware failure on SPA on CX700-1. After having it replaced by my vendor's technician and...

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  • Installing RAID 1 on XP machines or use server software?

    We have a mission critical robot on the production line that is run by 3 pc quality machines running NT4 workstation. They are referred to as A B and C It has crashed 2 times in the last year. Both times it was the motherboard on PC B. This machine runs 24x7. The IT department has not had much...

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  • Exchange restores from swapped raid 1 drives

    My question relates to hardware and exchange. In this scenario I would be running a set of hotswap raid 1 drives: one with exchange and the information store databases and another with transaction logs. If my Information store were to become corrupt and I loaded a backup set of drives with the...

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  • RAID 3 for video editing

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: Hi, I am a budding filmmaker looking for an inexpensive way to setup an at home post production facility (video editing, sound,etc.) Most of the raid cards that I have seen are very expensive. Can you recommend a raid 3 card that's reasonably priced and...

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  • RAID vs Mirroring

    Conceptually, I understand the difference between RAID and mirroring. But many times, things are not always as simple as they seem. That said, I'm configuring a new i5 520 with 35gb drives RAID protected versus 35gb drives mirrored and with IBM's recent offerings, the mirrored drives are less than...

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  • heterogenous SAN software?

    is there a vendor that does heterogenous SAN software? linux (any flavor) and windows client, it needs to run fast and robust, as we are streaming video over this SAN.

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  • SAN fiber channel interconnect

    Could someone describe the materials required for a fiber channel interconnect for a backbone network. I assume it is a switch, fiber patch "cables" and pci cards for server. Could someone give me information and/or a reference to vendors.

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  • Backup strategy using Hardware Snapshot

    Has anyone got rid of their backup software and is using Hardware snapshot to provide their backups? If so have you found any gotcha's in this approach? All experiences or thoughts on this backup strategy would be appreciated.

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  • Looking for information on STOP37 product.

    I've used the STOP37 product at another company and thought it was great. I'm looking for any information on it that anyone on this site can supply. Is it still being distributed? Where can I get it or information on it? Are there any products like it that other companies are using?

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  • Urgent!!!!!!! Failed drive…..

    Hi, I have a Raid Raidtec 3104 model that incloude one logical drive with Raid5 level.It was attached to a HP DL380G4 with Win server 2k sp4. By default in the "View and edit Drives" menu status of chanel2-id4 and channel2-id5 is 'Used DRV' !!!!??? In the "View and edit logical Drives -> View...

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  • Backup Exec 9.1 to WIndows Storage 2003

    I've just gotten a Dell NAS running Windows Storage 2003 64...I am trying to load a Backup Exec v9.1 remote server agent on it but unable to get it installed. Can someone help me with this...Thanks Santiago

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  • USB Flash Drives Not Installing On XP

    Hello All! I've been noticing recently that certain USB drives have not been installing automatically to windows XP pro. I'm working on one right now and have not found a solution to it yet. A user needs to install a Sandisk Cruzer Mini USB Drive to her machine which uses XP Pro. Instead of...

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  • Backup application can’t access tape drive

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I have windows 2003 server connectged to Adic i2k lib with Brocade 3800 switche, Master server has all 8 drives zoned to the server via www name. One storage node is also connected to same Brocade swithch and has access to 2 of the same drive as Master...

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  • End Program – explorer.exe

    From the last few days I am facing this problem. When I shut down my Win 2000 Server(SP4) at the end of the day the end program-exlorer.exe dialog box comes up twice and it shuts down only after I click on the 2 end now buttons. Both end program dialog boxes are same and comes one after another....

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  • Retention period for unstructured files

    A SearchStorage reader recently asked: I am trying to determine a general retention period for unstructured files that don't have leagal requirements. These would be those files that users ask to be restored because they accidentally deleted it. I was wondering if you have a chart that depicts the...

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  • Netapp FC info ONLY!

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I've got a question regarding NetApp storage connected through fibre channel. I don't want NetApp NAS info. Are there any subscribers to this forum who are doing this in their IT shop? I would like to know how many sub-systems, how much storage and what...

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  • Retrieving data from a diskette

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: Is there anyway to retrieve saved info from a diskette that tells you the disk is not formatted when you know it has been due to having lots of saved info on it?

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  • HBA compatibility

    if an hba is compatible with a fiber switch, does it matter that it's compatible with a disk array on that switch? OR just being able to communicate with the switch allows it to work with the disk array? Thanks..

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  • Hitachi NSC55/Sun StorEdge 9985

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: What's the difference between the Hitachi NSC55 and the Sun StorEdge 9985? I know Sun re-brands and sells Hitachi gear, are these the same box?

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  • selling used equipment

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: We have a whole bunch of the following usedStorage equipment we are looking to sell. Sun Microsystem StorEdge D1000, A3500, 6500. All in the rack with power supply. All equipments were pulled from a working enviroment. We also have a Compaq Storagework...

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