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RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. RAID is data storage technology that allows multiple drives to be used together as a singl...

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Philip is a Senior Technical Architect specializing in high availability solutions for SMB/SME businesses and hosting companies.

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Perc 740P and SAS HDD RAID question for FSlogix/FRD share


We have a Dell 740XD with a PERC H740P RAID card with 21 2TB SAS HDD that we want to repurpose and


How to Backup VMware Infrastructure with Nakivo Backup & Replication

In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.

Hello experts can you guys please advise me I have scenario …

Hello experts can you guys please advise me I have scenario I need to add more disk space to File …
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NAS Synlology DS923+ unable to connect - flashing green lights


Hello. I have a Synology DS923+ NAS with three 16TB drives under SHR raid. All the sudden I lost

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VMWare Microsoft 2016 essentials restore physical hardware raid controller boot inaccessible bootdevice


Created a backup for WIndows 2016 essentials VMWare virtual machine with Synlogy active backup. The


Recently, a client was discarding an old Lenovo RS 160 …

Recently, a client was discarding an old Lenovo RS 160 server.  This system seemed like a nice …
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How do I replace a hard drive showing a predictive failure in a RAID 5?


How do I replace a hard drive showing a predictive failure in a RAID 5? The machine is a PowerEdge

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Intel M/B 2600GZ Freezing after a cold restart only


We have a customer with a Server with an Intel 2600GZ motherboard, 2 x CPU, Dual PSU's, 128gig RAM,

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Recover raid 5 array with backup image.


I have a crashed Raid 5 Array in a Dell Poweredge T-320 Server running win Server 2012, R2. There

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can't boot ML370 G5 server after one RAID 5 drives failed, and second predicted fail.


HP Proliant ML370 G5 server, RAID 5 degrade volume, one drive dead, second predicted fail. Need to

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RAID configuration for SATA SSD


Dear Experts,

We are planning to purchase synology NAS and we are in the final stage of negotiation,

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I just want some advice, make sense to create a RAID with SSD?

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Upgrade of ESXi 6.5 - no longer can see internal server RAID drives

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We have an incident where after upgrading our Supermciro to the latest 6.5 ESXi release where ESXi …
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[fsck] filesystem check under Linux


In Linux, is there a way to check a mounted filesystem? In the logs, we have

and dmesg has

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Question about SAS Drives vs NVME in a SAN, RAID


Looking at most likely going to a small san have 6 TB used, time for a server upgrade.  Probably

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SAN freezes with Server Disk Management.  Worked before rebuilding Server.

Hello, I have an old EMD Astra ES 12 SAN which has been working for the last 2 years no issues. My …
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SBS2008 c:\ drive toosmall

HP Proliant ML330 G6 server running SBS2008
The C:\ drive on my server is running out of space, I …
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HELP!! - Windows Advanced Server 2000 Boot Up Frozen

Window Advanced Server 2000 won't load up.  It is frozen and I rebooted the server many times and it…
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PowerEdge T440 wont boot after changing RAID card


Hi I have a client that bought a Dell Poweredge T440, I've bought a few of these, but this one came

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Requires RAID Creation Software for a HP ProLiant ML150 Gen 9


We have a customer with an inherited server, and need the software below to create the RAID. HP have

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