• Disk Usage

    I am just looking for opinions about users file server disk usage. About 30% of our users average over 1.25 gig of disk space used. This includes all user files and email file. I am just wondering if this is normal or excessive. If people can please let me know what their usage is I would...

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  • Sample backup and recovery process examples-2

    I am looking to find sample backup and recovery process examples. Also if I could identify the benefits of the process it would be of great help.

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

    Hello Group, We have two windows 2003 standard server with no service packs on which we have veritas cluster with Veritas Storage foundation HA 4.2. The two servers are in Clutered environment managed by veritas cluster server. The Storage to the servers is provided from SAN. We have a DFS cluster...

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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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  • 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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  • Equallogic

    Hi, Just looking for people's experiences of using Equallogic SAN attached storage. Specifically - Performance - Interoperability - Cost - Competition - Management software Thanks in advance Noz

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  • Backup issue

    the backup job running daily, but i found that the same job can't complete 3 days ago. There no any error message, only the job status is running, but byte count stop. I have tried to stop the job and restart it. The problem still happen. What happens of that issue??

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  • mailbox size

    although i configured all users mailbox ouatas to the defult mailbox database (300 mb) many users have less than it (78 mb)why this happen and how to solve

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  • AS400 discs

    Hi. This may seem a dumb question, but we are decommisioning an old AS400 - can anybody tell me where the discs are ?!

    Sauk5 pointsBadges:
  • SETSYS DSSXMMOD

    Yes, I am very new to storage, very very new. An upgrade is been done to one of the systems I'm working on. A Websphere programmer needs me to enable( assumming its disabled )the functionality of HSM to use DFSMSdss in a seperate address space by adding the command SETSYS DSSXMMOD(Y) into the HSM...

    Eugene15 pointsBadges:

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