• RAID 1 – How to upgrade disks

    Hi there, I'm currently running a Windows Server 2003 (web edition) box which runs 2 8GB U320 SCSI disks, which make up a RAID 1 array. On this array, is a C: and D: logical drive, C being my OS and applications, D being my data. I've just purchased 2 148GB drives, which I now want to swap in to...

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  • Best RAID for Database Server

    We have 70+ users connecting almost 125 machines to connect to an Intel 5000VSA 4dimm Board Server with 2 Xeon processors, 6 SATA (on-board RAID 0, 5 or 10), 1 IDE port. I want to put the best possible RAID with 200/250GB SATA drives, with Best Redundancy and Performance, irrespective of the cost....

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  • Which RAID level should we use?

    A SearchStorage.com member recently asked: We have three 73 GB, U320, SCSI, 1-in, 15K, PE 2850s, with MR5 ROMB RAID-5 drives, to use in a server that will be doing file sharing and print serving. Is RAID-5 the best configuration?

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  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0) question

    -I am performing an Analysis for server upgrades and at a high level am presenting an explanation of RAID 10 -I am new to RAID and understand some technical aspects and design features -I want to speak to a disaster recovery scenario but do not understand the benefits or more than the 4 drive...

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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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  • RAID Problems

    Hi, I have just built a system using a Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 Motherboard using nVidia SATA Raid. I attached 2 500Gb Samsung SATA2 drives, downloaded the SATA Raid drivers for Vista from nVidia and created a Mirrored Raid array with them, then installed Windows Vista Business. The install appeared to...

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  • RAID question

    I currently have the following setup on my server: Win2k3 Adaptec 29160 Ultra 160 SCSI adapter 2-36G SCSI drives 2-73G SCSI drives the 36G holds the OS and programs the 73G holds data files I have each mirrored with software RAID 1 in the OS I am ordering a new hardware RAID SCSI controller to make...

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  • Fabric / Storage Administration

    Currently today, we have a group that administers our storage from end to end (HBA to switch to storage cabinet). Our CIO is looking to give the responsibility of our Fabric to our Networking folks. I was just wondering how other places layed out the responbility of the different aspects of...

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  • Exact copy of Exchange Server

    I have Exchange 2003 in my domain, and I'm running out of storage. I have done 2 defragments for the databases already (I did that on another computer by copying the edb and stm files, defragment them and then move them back to place). But now I'm running out of space again. I have no room for HDD...

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  • Configuring local stroage network

    on my XP machine, I have 2 NICs (one connected to a GB network and on only to a switch connected to only 2 networked disks [Ximeta Netdisks]). On the GB connection (my local area connection) I am running all the standard protocols and on the other NIC (my local storage network) I am running...

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  • Partitioning Tables

    I have two tables taht are exactly the same (indexes fields etc) but in different schemas. The one is partitioned, and the other one is not.. Both tables have about 1000000 records. The partition table has 5 partitions with the follwing number of data per partition: P1 : 0 P2 : 271697 P3 : 1200172...

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  • Disk needs to be checked for consistency…

    My laptop at work is experiencing technical issues. It is extremely slow all of a sudden and I am constantly having programs that are "unresponsive". The newest issue is when my computer totally freezes up and I am forced to restart it it gives me the message: Checking file system on C: The type of...

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  • LTO HH

    Simple question...a half-height tape drive is different from an 'ordinary' tape drive how?

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  • moving backup exec 11d to another server

    trying to move BUE 11d to another server with a different name looks like i can use the BUE util to copy the current database files etc. over but symantec does not recomend this when copying to a server witha differnet name. I need to keep the old server name in place and need to use the new server...

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  • autobackup

    How do you enable the autobackup for the controlfile using RMAN

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  • Blade servers Do Sun and Fujitsu provide more than 2 disks in one blade?

    Do Sun and Fujitsu provide more than 2 disks in one blade?

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  • Redundant data centers with multi-service ISP/ASP

    Hi, we're working on 2 new datacenters to provide datavault/DR services to clients in three service tiers: cold, worm and hot. This will also be a traditional service provider DC with internet and hosting services. DC1 will be 2-3K Sqm. DC2 will be very small running as backup. there is a plan for...

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  • Redundant data centers with multi-service ISP/ASP-2

    Hi, we're working on 2 new datacenters to provide datavault/DR services to clients in three service tiers: cold, worm and hot. This will also be a traditional service provider DC with internet and hosting services. DC1 will be 2-3K Sqm. DC2 will be very small running as backup. there is a plan for...

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  • Moving from single server to multiple servers

    Hi all, We have a Single Windows 2000 server (Back office edition, configured as a Primary domain controller). It has SQL server 2000 running, which serves a bespoke database application. The server is also used as a simple fileserver for documents, etc... We do not use Exchange Server. I need to...

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