• New way of handling RAID 5?

    As an Oracle DBA, I have heard and read a lot about RAID 5 and what it can do to database write performance. Now I understand RAID 5 has been improved to the point that all of the things that caused the overhead are now being handled in disk cache, and write times are now close to that of RAID 0+1....

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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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  • 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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  • DFS real time replication in roaming profiles and home directories

    Sorry for a possible repost. Is it ok to use two Win2008 servers (dual core Xeon with SAS disks in RAID 5) to set up a DFS target with real time replication for roaming profiles and users' home directories so if one of the servers fails, the users will still be able to access their data? The...

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  • Deciding on configurations for SQL Servers

    My new server has 3 x 146GB SAS 15k 3.5" HD, which came pre-configured as RAID 5, and 2x 73GB SAS 15k 3.5" HD, which came as RAID 1. Should I leave this configuration as is or should I change it?

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  • RAID Levels on SAN

    When deploying SQL Server 2005 Enterprise whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit versions using a SAN backend, does the Storage Methodologies regarding RAID1 (VRAID1) or RAID5 (VRAID5) change? There are differences of opinions in our organization regarding this issue. From the DBA Standpoint we strive to...

    ROWENS07150 pointsBadges:
  • Syncing Software recommendations

    One of my VIP end users (a senior scientist in our building) has put in a request for the following setup: He wants us to build him 2 8-TB file servers, identical in design. This is not a problem, I've done this already for our own use. One server will be in his lab for their use. He wants the...

    Lonewolfbw525 pointsBadges:
  • SAN storage solutions on SQL Server

    It has been said somewhere on this site that “what will be more advantageous [for SAN storage] are more drives in the array versus a couple of very large drives.” However, if the whole lot of arrays is a bunch of disks RAID-5 that are presented as a logical disk and then partitioned into many...

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  • server How I can install win2K3 in HP prolient ML350 server with RAID5 for first time

    How I can install win2K3 in HP prolient ML350 server with RAID5 for first time

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  • Raid1 vs Raid5 Microsoft exchange data

    We are implementing Microsoft Exchange on a EMC DMX3500 DASD Subsystem that has 146GB and 300GBs. Talked to Gartner Group Consultant Bob Passmore and he is strongly recommending RAID 1: his justification is based on the fact that RAID 1 is double the number of disk drives; therefore you cut what is...

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