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  • trying to install 64 bit Agent on Windows Storage Server 2003 R2, but get the following error message

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  • Reconnecting data store to reload of ESX

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  • Query on Storage labs

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  • Disk Usage

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  • Sample backup and recovery process examples-2

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  • Online calculator

    Where can I find an online calculator which will convert TBs to MBs etc??

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  • Backup Exchange 2003

    I am putting a backup strategy in place at the moment and would like to know the best way to do so for our Exchange 2003 server. The server is a windows 2003 sp1 exchange 2003 sp2 server. The backup server is a windows 2003 r2 sp1 server running Symantec/Veritas Backup Exec 10d. I am backing up the...

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  • Data center rack protection against earthquakes

    A SearchDataCenter.com member recently asked: I am looking for the industry best practices regarding California data center rack protection against earthquakes. Many locations bolt the racks to the floor. Has there been any studies or industry acceptance of seismic isolation platforms? What is the...

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  • Does EMC Symmetrix z8530/8000 use a separate backup battery for protecting cache?

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently wrote to ask: Does EMC Symmetrix z8530/8000 use a separate backup battery to protect cache, or does it use the full system backup battery?

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  • Setting up an extended fabric over DWDM

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I am attempting to set up an extended fabric over DWDM. I have two 32-port Brocade 3900 switches on either end, both running version 4.1.2 Fabric OS. We have two Nortel OPTera Metro 5200 (DWDM) cards on either end. Unfortunately, I have found out that...

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  • Backup & Restore in Exchange 2003

    Hi, how to backup and restore single mailboxes and multiple mailboxes. i was try but unsuccuss. Sadiq.Fazal

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  • Error – Not Enough Server Storage is available to process this command

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  • Visible red light at 850nm

    Why are SFP's used in SAN devices (brocade, emulex,cisco) emit visible red light if their specs say they operate at 850nm wavelength which is outside of visible electomagnetic spectrum? Even though they are class 1 lasers is it safe to view the beam with the naked eye?

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  • Thin Provisioning ?

    Interested in any feedback regarding the viability of Thin Provisioning ( via FC SAN attached, not NAS)in a large scale environment. Items of specific interest related to Win2k03,AIX Oracle/MSSQL What vendors solution are you using? Has it worked as expected? Has the added value of T.P overcome any...

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  • Encryption key management

    Looking for info on encryption of data for backup purposes, either at the tape drive, VTL, SAN switch or some type of appliance in the backup path. Encryption Key management is more critical than the encryption solution. This request for help was originally submitted to the Research Assistant on...

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  • Backups to disk across GB ethernet – what’s your speed limit?

    We don't have a SAN yet. We're trying to improve backup and disaster recovery time windows so we have been testing backups to disk using the following: Windows 2003 Server Dell PowerEdge server 2GB RAM 2xXeon P4's Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 (backup file size set to 1GB each) SATA hardware RAID...

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  • 3Par and EMC problesm

    I have a Sun x4100 has two qlogix qle2460 HBAs both connected to a 3Par SAN and a EMC cx700 SAN. When both HBA's are active in non-failover mode we can see the LUNs in /proc/scsi/qla2xxx/3 and 4 - BUT fdisk does not see the devices. If we have the HBAs set in failover mode we only see the LUNs on...

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  • CX-500 LUNs

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: Am presenlty Testing the I/o performance on the new CX-500 San From Emc And Hba From Emulex,The LUn Size is 1 TB and when doing the Testing with SQlIO Tool with a I/o block size-8 i get 39.3 MB/sec for Random write requestes but when doing the same with...

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