Hello We have an EMC SAN Clariion connected to 5 VM Hosts. I recently put in five more 500 GB hard drives into the SAN. When I went to expand it into our VMware virtual disk the expansion took around 8 hours. The problem I am having now is that the SAN is now running [...]
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 4:39 PM
CLARiiON, EMC CLARiiON, EMC SAN, SAN, SAN management, Virtual Disk Expansion, VMware
I tried to format a flash drive in NTFS, but it seems to take forever to complete formatting. Is this normal? I also tried formatting the same flash drive in exFAT, which took much less time to complete. However, I can’t use the flash drive with my laptop because it doesn’t have exFAT as a [...]
Answer Question | January 30, 2012 2:07 PM
exFAT, File System, Flash drive, NTFS, Thumb Drive Formatting, USB drive, USB Flash drives
Is there an application I can run to stress test my network and file servers? I want to make sure they will not die under stress when we go live with 2000+ users. Is there a product that can do this or will we need to script something? If that is the case are there [...]
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 1:33 PM
File server software, File servers, Network management, Network test equipment, Network testing, Scripting
Hi All, I am only new to scripting and do not pretend to know a lot about it, with that said can anyone help me write a script/batch file to do the following. I create backups of client machines while they are repaired, these backups are then put on our NAS but after a period [...]
Answer Question | September 13, 2010 6:38 PM
Batch file to backup, Batch files, NAS, NAS backup, Scripting, Windows 7, Windows XP
I’m using vSphere 4.0, ESX 4.0, and have a DELL CX 300 SAN with LUNs that are attached to a DELL blade server w/hba. I need to move the LUN’s from the blade serve and attach them to a new VM. I know that I need to use RDM but not sure where to start [...]
Answer Question | September 13, 2010 5:49 PM
Blade servers, ESX 4.0, LUN, LUN to VM, VMware ESX 4.0, vSphere 4.0
I Have a Dell 2800 PowerEdge Server and Living in Florida we get alot of storms. When Power failure occurs sometimes the Back up Tape has not completed, it does not eject the tape. I understand that but, what do I do to make sure the Data is fully backed up on the tape, so that [...]
Answer Question | September 30, 2010 12:51 PM
Backup, Dell PowerEdge 2800, Server Failure, Server Power Failure, Servers, Tape Backups
We are an audio post production facility in the LA area. Currently we archive our finished work to LTO-4 using a tape library (Dell TL-4000) and Retrospect. We also have a Fibre LTO-4 drive and a SCSI LTO-3 drive. One of our clients has +/- 1,000 LTO-1 tapes with audio data as well as other [...]
Answer Question | September 13, 2010 12:40 AM
LTO, LTO tape library, Retrospect, SCSI, Tape Backups, Tape storage
We are running BrightStore for backup purposes and currently it is hosted on its own server. What is necessary to migrate it to a VM? The VM will need to have access to the SCSI controller card for it needs to access the LTO3 tape drive that is connected to it.
Answer Question | September 13, 2010 2:40 PM
BrightStor, LTO3 Tape Drive, SCSI, SCSI controllers, Virtual Machine Migration, Virtual Machines, VM
server. We want to install on a new box and migrate our database and any other information needed from our old system to facilitate full restores from tapes going back 5 years. Old server win 2000 new server 2008. [!--[If !supportLineBreakNewLine]–] [!--[endif]–]
Answer Question | September 13, 2010 3:18 PM
Backup, BrightStor, BrightStor ARCserve Backup 12, brightstore 12, lto3, LTO3 Tape Drive, Windows Server 2008
What are the benefits of an external san over internal storage? How could my organization use the external san to improve data storage?
Answer Question | September 8, 2010 3:12 PM
Data storage, Data storage management, Internal SATA, Internal SCSI, SAN, SAN storage
What is the difference between a raid 1, raid 0 and a raid 10? Which is optimal for a 5 1tb drives? The data will be file storage and we can sacrifice 1tb for parity
Answer Question | September 8, 2010 3:10 PM
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID Array, RAID configuration, Storage arrays
How can I create a raid 10? From the adapters bios (perc4) I only see raid 1 or 0. Does this mean my card or drives do no support the option?
Answer Question | September 8, 2010 3:07 PM
BIOS, RAID, RAID 1, RAID Array, RAID configuration, Storage arrays
I have a client machine here it’s a HP Pavilion dv6-1210sa Win Vista Installed I need to downgrade it to XP but in the BIOS there is no option to Disable SATA Can anyone tell me where I can find the SATA AHCI driver for this AMD computer Please Two days now searching and and [...]
Answer Question | April 6, 2011 1:23 PM
SATA, SATA AHCI AMD processor, SATA Drives, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP installation
I have a ML 350 with a 641 controller running RAID5 with 3 36 gb drives and 2 72 gb drives. Since the 72s are acting as 36s can I rebuild them with 36s?
Answer Question | September 8, 2010 1:57 PM
HP ProLiant ML 350, RAID, RAID 5, RAID configuration, RAID rebuild, Windows Server 2003
How do I install system rescue cd for Linux on a dedicated hard disk, that can show in Grub menu and use it for when linux down or has a problems ?
Answer Question | October 15, 2011 10:34 AM
Backup, GRUB, Linux, Linux Backup, SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Installation
Can someone tell me the right way to copy files, directories and soft links from one Linux server to another Linux server? I am using scp to copy file and it works perfect.
Answer Question | September 6, 2010 2:11 PM
Linux administration, Linux Backup, Linux servers, Server migration, SSCP
what is the reason for Harddisk view look like folder view?
Answer Question | November 22, 2010 1:05 PM
Data storage, Data storage management, Hard disk performance, Hard disks, HDD
Backup Exec 12.5 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 continually shows this error in the event log: V-79-57344-65225 – A failure occurred accessing the Writer metadata. V-79-57344-65225 – AOFO: Initialization failure on: “System?State”. Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). Snapshot provider error (0xE000FEC9): A failure occurred accessing the Writer metadata. [...]
Answer Question | September 6, 2010 1:47 PM
Backup Exec, Backup Exec 12.5, Backup Exec Error Messages, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
hello guys when I create a web application on sharepoint 2007…where does t he data and documents that am uploading be saved?? in that path that I have set ?? or on SQL Server that I have installed on C: drive thank u in advance
Answer Question | September 11, 2010 7:29 AM
Data storage, Data storage management, SharePoint 2007, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Server 2007, SQL Database
BackupExec 12.5 is returning this cryptic error: Backup- \<servername>C:V-79-57344-33928 – Access is denied. I am running in the context of the domain administrator and have full access to the drive in question. Any advice?
Answer Question | November 4, 2010 8:17 PM
Backup, Backup Exec, Backup Exec Error Messages, Domain Administration, Domain Administrator