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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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Technical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

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

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

byStan J
We have an incident where after upgrading our Supermciro to the latest 6.5 ESXi release where ESXi …

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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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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Recovering data on a Raid 5 after OS drive failure

I have an older server Dell Power Vault NF 500.  It was running Windows 2003 storage server.  A week…
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M.2 SSD raid card


I am using X9SRA motherboard from supermicro and right now I see good thing like M.2 SSD raid…
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Configuration of RAID for MS SQL Server 2019/VM

byMatt D
Company had an aging 2012 sql server.  No applications-- they are just using it for querying data …
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HP ProLiant ML350 G5 - Won't Boot into Windows if 2nd RAID Config is Setup:

Hey everyone. We have an old backup server here.
It has 8 hard drives. I setup a RAID config for the …
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RAID 0 and 10 / RAID5 what is the best option.

Dear Experts,

I have setting up a new server. We will use the Commvault application for backup …
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Perc 6/i raid 10 failure with foreign configurations

I maintain a Dell T740? Poweredge server with a Perc 6/i controller. The server went down yesterday …
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RAID configuration for SQL server

separate the database files from the log files:
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Cable identification


Recently picked up an Avago MegaRAID 9361-8i card and it came with 2 cables.  These have the …
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Assistance needed in setting up SNMP monitoring on VMWare

I am trying to setup SNMP monitoring on a remote VMWare 5.5 server.  

I have a remote VMWare …
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Failed Motherboard- How To Recover files from Raid

I have a computer that appears the motherboard is faulty. It has either a raid 0 or raid 1 (has two …
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I would like to change my RAID to single hard drives on an old sandbox server

So to explain. I have a rather old Dell Edge 2900. I replaced it with a Dell Server T430. I am now …
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Replace mirrored drive with larger capcity drive

SuperMicro host running Server 2012 R2. Have to replace a data drive with a larger drive. What's the …
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Windows 10 Pro Won't Start from RAID 0 Array

Computer was on overnight.  Came back to it this afternoon and found it at the CMOS ROM BIOS screen. …
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Dell RAID - Bad Blocks on Virtual Disk

My raid array is reporting bad blocks for the virtual disk. Following the rule book from Dell, a …
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Dell Server Failed Disks

I recently installed 2 x Crucial SSDs in a Dell PowerEdge T330 with a PERC H730 Controller, there …
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LSI 9361-8i cabling to SAS drives fails to see drives


I picked up several Seagate SAS ST6000NM0034 drives and plugged them into a working LSI …

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