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SAN storage replication methods for high availability
HI, I have a limited knowledge about SAN storage. We are using SAN storage to store our application data in a high availablity architecture. What should be the possible methods (hardware/software) to replicate the SAN storage. Can it be both real time or scheduled job?

Answer Question   |  April 16, 2014  7:13 AM
SAN storage
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5 pts.

Taking and restoring Ghost image for Windows in RAID 5
I want to take Ghost image for windows in RAID5 and able to restore the image again when the system fails or something happened in the drive.

Answer Question   |  April 9, 2014  10:09 AM
Backup, Ghost image, RAID, RAID 5
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40 pts.

How to install Windows Server 2003 in SCSI HDD with RAID 5 setup mode
I have a Windows Server 2000 installed with SCSI HDD with RAID 5 setup. Now, I want to install Windows Server 2003, but when I try to install with floppy without reconfigure ride setup, the HDD isn’t detected. Please, can you help me?

Answer Question   |  April 5, 2014  1:30 PM
RAID 5, SCSI, Windows Server 2003
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15 pts.

How can I use fibre channel hard disk in SATA or IDE port
How can I use fibre channel hard disk in SATA or IDE port?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  10:26 AM
Fibre channel, IDE hard drives, SATA hard drives
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145 pts.

Fibre Channel HBAs initiator or target mode for NetApp
How can you tell if the fibre channel HBAs are in initiator or target mode in a NetApp SAN?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  4:06 PM
Fibre channel, Fibre channel SAN, HBA, NetApp, Netapp 3140, SAN
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54,665 pts.

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5 pts.

VMware ESX 3.5 not able to create a new datastore
I am trying to create a new virtual machine on the VMware ESX 3.5 server. The server is a Dell Poweredge with a 1TB SATA disk. I am not able to open the datastore screen and create a new datastore. Any advice?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  3:28 PM
datastore, Dell PowerEdge, SATA, VMware, VMware ESX 3.5, VMware ESX DataStore
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54,665 pts.

What does EMC recommend as best RAID group for RAID 6, (8+2)?
What do EMC recommend as best practices for number of disks in a raid group for RAID 6, (8+2) with SATA drives with A CX3 Clariion array?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  1:23 PM
CLARiiON, CX3 Clariion Array, EMC, RAID, RAID 6, SATA
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5 pts.

Adding two addtional SAN switches to the Fabric
I have an HP eva5000 SAN with 2 controllers and 2 x 16 ports brocade switches – I have purchased two additional 16 port brocade SAN switches – how do I go about adding them to the fabric? Core Edge design maybe?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  7:51 PM
Brocade Switches, EVA5000, SAN, SAN switches, Switches
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0 pts.

Dell Poweredge 2800 will not reboot after RAID 5 install
I have a Dell Poweredge 2800. My situation is that i added 2 hard drives and setup Raid 5 successfully. I installed windows server 2003 and it finds the drives. “a disk read error has occurred” Any help?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  3:44 PM
Dell PowerEdge 2800, Hard Drive Installation, RAID, RAID 5, Server configuration, Windows Server 2003
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54,665 pts.

How does a smartphone or tablet interact with a wireless paper pen drive?
In our college, I’m doing a seminar on wireless paper pen drive. I read as smartphones interact with paper pen drives without any physical connection between them. How it is possible? Please send me information.

Answer Question   |  March 28, 2014  2:42 PM
Pen Drive, Smartphones, Tablets
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5 pts.

How to set qlogic BIOS setings
A reader recently asked: How do you set qlogic BIOS setings?

Answer Question   |  March 27, 2014  11:12 AM
Backup & recovery, Qlogic, Storage, Storage products and equipment
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80 pts.

iSeries HBA Cards WWPN
Can anybody help me to get WWPN of HBA cards installed on my system?

Answer Question   |  March 26, 2014  9:12 PM
HBA, iSeries, SAN, Storage
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1,675 pts.

Eternus DX60 – Failing NL-SAS disks
Hi, We are currently using a Fujitsu Eternus DX60 with NL-SAS disks as storage for our virtual machines. During the last 18 month 8 out of 12 disks had to be replaced because the system claimed them to be failing. Fujitsu Support told me that this is totally normal. Since our support contract will end within the...

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2014  12:20 PM
Drive Volumes, error, Fujitsu, SAN storage
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15 pts.

Calculating real MB’s in physical and virtual world
How do I calculate real MB’s in physical and virtual world?

Answer Question   |  March 24, 2014  5:53 AM
IOPS, mbps, RAID
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5 pts.

Removing SATA HDD passwords
Hi, Is there a program that can be used to recover or remove SATA HDD passwords?

Answer Question   |  March 21, 2014  3:26 PM
Hard drives, HDD, SATA, Seagate, Security
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385 pts.

How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on Dell Poweredge 2950
I’ve tried to install Windows 2008 R2 many times on Dell server Poweradge 2950 but when RAID 1 is configured, I get an error that says Windows can’t detect my drivers, When I try to install 2008 R1, every thing go okay. So what is the solution for this?

Answer Question   |  March 21, 2014  6:56 AM
Dell Poweredge 2950, RAID 1, Windows Server 2008 Installation, Windows Server 2008 R2
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5 pts.

Creating a new database using an MDF file
My database saves as MDF. I want to know what are the steps to restore or create a new database using a MDF file? I tried to restore as usual but it shows an error. Please help.

Answer Question   |  March 19, 2014  10:15 AM
Backup, Database, MDF, Restore
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5 pts.

How to backup RAID configuration
I want to backup RAID configuration, but I don’t know how to.

Answer Question   |  March 19, 2014  7:13 AM
RAID 5, RAID configuration, RAID rebuild
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5 pts.

Reset disks to Non-RAID
Can LaCie’s 2big Thunderbolt Series 2-Bay RAID Hard Drive, be reset to a “non-raid” operation? Deleting the RAID configuration. Allowing the use of the TWO HDD’s as separate HDD’s?

Answer Question   |  February 11, 2014  4:16 PM
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5 pts.

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