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Cannot see the Storage Section from the iDrac interface. I have seen other posts where users suggest "this is because iDrac is initializing before the raid controller", but there does not appear to be any solutions referenced. Can the sequence be controlled? Or is a firmware upgrade needed? 

If the latter, why would DELL ever create the system in a manner in which the iDrac could not see their own RAID controller?
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Cloud Class® Course: Ruby Fundamentals
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This course will introduce you to Ruby, as well as teach you about classes, methods, variables, data structures, loops, enumerable methods, and finishing touches.

I have an Adaptec 1405 SAS controller on an ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard. The device manager shows the controller needs a driver update.

My problem is I am using Windows 10 and there are no 1405 drivers available for windows 10. There are 1405 drivers available for Windows XP.

How can I update the SAS controller drivers so I can install Windows XP in a new SSD hard drive?

Thanks for your help!
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We've been asked to create one DFS share on a new Dell SC5020 (All flash)   It will be shared from a Windows 2016 VM (Hyper-V 2016 in cluster)  About 125 users will access this DFS share.  The volume size is 20TB  But we don't think that much space will be used (projects and sub projects will be moved in another storage unit as soon as they're closed)  It will be between 10 and 15, more likely 12TB.  

This VM will be replicated (Veeam)   We already have several 5 to 7TB Veeam replicas.  

I know we could have used some other solutions such as a fast NAs / SAN file server.  

Thank you
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Recover Exchange Mailbox
Overview of Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013/10/07. Mailbox such as User Mailbox, Legacy, Shared, Resource, Room, Equipment, Linked, Disconnected is created in Exchange Server. Also, Arbitration, Discovery Mailbox, Mail Contact & Mail User used to data in Exchange with Public Folder and Site Mailbox.
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I received a large PDF file. It took days for me to type in all the information. I would like to save this file with the text. Is there any work-around to saving this PDF file with my entered text?
There was a message bar that said that I cannot save the text and that if I try to save the document, I just get the original PDF file saved devoid of my text entries. Sure enough, those words were true. For that reason, I shut off WIFI because an update might cause a reboot, and I would lose my text.

Luckily on Windows 10, I was able to print to a PDF file which I was able to transfer to a Windows 7 laptop, and email that file back to the sender. The printed PDF file has all my information, but it is not-editable; and I can't even copy text data from this saved file.

I had asked the sender to send me a PDF file with the ability to save the text, in case of a OS crash. Answer was a firm "No" - end of discussion. Anyway, now that I have sent the completed form back to the sender, this request doesn't matter. I am still keeping the Acrobat program in memory with my text data in case I get feedback that I have to revise it.

If I can't save my PDF file text, I started thinking about a work-around by using a new SSD that I will use to replace the HD someday; but I fail to see how I can use it to give me a backup of the in-memory work that I have done. For now, I put my Windows 10 laptop to sleep on a permanent basis until I figure this one out, or just give up, and let the …
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Hi All,

Could someone please adivse How to use powershell to write a file to blob storage on azure.

basically I need to generate a text file and directly create it on blob storage I have with Azure.

could someone please advise how to do that?

Thanks
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Hi,

I have inherited a site with a HP MSA2040 and a two vmware hypervisors. Currently one of these (HP DL360 G9) is connected to the MSA via 10GB iSCSI DAC. I would like to attach the other which is a Dell Power edge R620. So far my attempts have failed anyone any ideas what I might be doing wrong? Is it purely that I'm trying to connect Dell to HP?

Thanks in advance.
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Greetings,

I have a Veeam backup job failing due to insufficient space on the datastore (not for backup but for snapshot I guess as the repository has about 1 TB available). It's an exchange server so I need to to run to truncate those logs besides for general backup purposes. We have no storage on that device / set of disks to expand the datastore but the host is still attached to the old SAN (EMC VNXe 3100). When I go to increase the datastore, the 1.8 TB LUN on that SAN is available as an extent.

Is there any reason I should not use that storage to increase this datastore? Their production exchange server (only 1, no DAG) runs on this datastore. Nothing is running on the old SAN. It is not problematic, was just replaced after 4 years in production.

Thanks
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Hi Experts,

I'm after a recommendation for Cloud storage that is accessible via Windows File Explorer.
My requirement is that it must not store the files on my Windows 10 PC.

Regards,
Leigh
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Once of the DELL VMWare hosts running a RAID 10 4-disk array appears a problem drive.  They had not installed DELL System Mgmt VM app or configure the IDRaC interface, so I am only able to look at the VSphere client interface. The info showed within is confusing to me. The majority of disk status lines show "Normal" / green check mark, there are alerts associated with multiple drives, and references to "Parity Check in Progress - Deassert" and "Rebuild Aborted", "In Critical Array - Assert". I have included screen shots below.

In looking at the front of the server, only 1 of the 4 disk trays has a amber light. The other 3 look fine.

I was gong to just hot swap the amber one, but the VShphere messages are giving me pause. Can anyone provide some insight for me?

Sever spec
Disk messages
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Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Is it possible to detect when a user inserted an USB storage device and get notified by email or SMS?

I'm not looking for a solution which is blocking the usage of this device, just get notified.

Note: We are using PC's with Windows 10 mostly, and maybe some Windows 7.  All Home Edition, not pro and not on domain either.

The solution can be a software that we buy, or even C# code... anything useful and afordable.

Thanks you
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use PowerShell, get the content size of an azure container.


I have been playing for a while but no luck. I want to open PS, connect to subscription (this I can do) and then get the content size of a container inside a storage account. Any help appreciated.
Thanks
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What are the best USB to SAS cradles or adapters that will allow me to connect a 3.5" SAS drive to my computer's USB port?

I have some SAS drives I need to examine and copy data from and need a solution I can quickly plug into any computer with a USB 3 port.
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hi,

Automatic storage management is only logical structure only and not related to what oracle ASM can offer, it can't load balancing data based on need, right?

also any limitation on using that ?
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I need some advice on Shadow Copy or VSS. We have windows 2008r2 file servers. I have it working on our main FS and it runs once a day. Is there a general rule of them as to how much storage is needed to support shadow copies. Lets say I have 500GB of file storage and I want to back it up or run previous versions twice every 24 hours. Is there a formula to determine how much storage I actually need?
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About a month ago I placed in service a server with the Intel desktop RAID controller configured as RAID 10 using (4) 1TB hard drives. Install went perfectly but after a week the status on the RAID controller says initializing and it always stops at 16% (waited over the weekend - no change in initializing - still stuck at 16%.  Every time you reboot the initializing starts over and takes about 30 minutes to get back to 16%.  The Intel rapid storage manager also shows initializing 16% but it also indicates the RAID status is normal.  I know for a fact when I first delivered the server the RAID displayed optimal, not initializing.  Now, about every 4 hours the server becomes unresponsive and has to be powered off without properly shutting it down.  I have replaced the Ethernet adaptor in the server plus a new cable and a new desktop switching hub.

My question is one (or more) of the new hard drives failing or is it the controller having issues?
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Hi guys,

One of the harddrive in  server(HP Proliant ML 350 Gen 9- server 2012 R2)has failed.

Server is configured with RAID6 setup with 5 hardrives. I got a replacement harddrive from HP with similar size.

I just want to know how to replace it and rebuild it??
Can I just switch off the server and replace the harddisk and switch on server back again? Or can i swap the harddisk as its running live without turning off as raid 6 - 2 harddisk can fail.
or do I need to do anything else in particular ?

As this is the first time I am swapping a harddisk, any help would be great.
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Due to limitation of NVE Backup -IDE is not supported , so i need to change the controller type of my Linux VM[Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (32-bit)] from IDE0 to SATA/SCSI on vSphere 5.5
VM Tool -N/A
VM H/w Version -8
Please assist if this can be done with out any downtime ?
and best /valid method the change the controller.
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ESXi 5.5 upgrading to 6.5. I have a number of Windows Clustered servers (2008) running on different hosts. I cannot Vmotion these servers, so I need to understand what the best practice will be to upgrade the hosts with least amount of impact to the cluster.

Is it possible to upgrade a host with a VM powered off and the RDM connection intact without having to sever and remove the RDMS with the VM?

Insight appreciated.
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Cloud Class® Course: SQL Server Core 2016
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Cloud Class® Course: SQL Server Core 2016

This course will introduce you to SQL Server Core 2016, as well as teach you about SSMS, data tools, installation, server configuration, using Management Studio, and writing and executing queries.

NetApp Storage showing warning  "Call home for SHUTDOWN PENDING (degraded mode)" two data disks in RAID group /aggr3/plex0/rg0 are broken. Halting system in 24 hours.

I just replaced a failed HDD today morning, but get the same warning again. Need an urgent help.
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Hi everyone.
                         My tsm server is filled with sessions  but no proceses are running. For example:

tsm: OSSTSM01>q sess

  Sess     Comm.      Sess         Wait       Bytes       Bytes     Sess        Platform
Number     Method     State        Time        Sent       Recvd     Type
------     ------     ------     ------     -------     -------     -------     --------
   398     Tcp/Ip     IdleW        0 S      730.3 K     106.2 M     Node        WinNT
   400     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1,008     Node        WinNT
   401     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   403     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   404     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   406     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   408     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1,012     Node        WinNT
   409     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   412     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   414     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   416     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   419     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   421     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404
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Server 2008 Slow to Boot on poweredge 320. I have been troubleshooting this thing and even was going to wipe it and start over but after getting frustrated I let it sit over night and it booted! So im in Windows now and need to check everything that I can.

I ran the hitachi diagnostic tool and it showed surface test failed but everything else passed. This is RAID 5 with 3 drives. What can I do at this point?
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I have Server 2008 on a poweredge 320. The server would hang on the loading screen but I left it on all night and it finally booted. In the event manager Im seeing "the driver detected a controller error on device harddisk2 dr2. I opened open manage and im not showing any errors in the raid. What else can I do? It takes way to long to boot.
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I need to replace a battery on a Dell PERC 6/1 RAID Controller.

I am very concerned that while I'm performing the above action, I will lose the RAID 10 configuration and all the data  residing on the drives. This is a single Dell server working in a live business environment.

Am I correct in believing the RAID configuration resides in the BIOS (supported by the mother board  CMOS battery), not the RAID controller itself?

What is the battery's function on the PERC 6/I RAID controller? Is it just to cache data to ensure speedy access?

Can I literally shut down the server, disconnect the hard drives, pull the card, replace the battery, reconnect all, boot the system and return to my original normal environment?

Is there anything I need to watch out for?
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I have some blockage on my iCloud email

I do not understand why, but certain emails do not show up on my iCloud account.

I logged into iCloud.com and saw no error or sign it was  not working. But I do know that certain emails have been lost. Such as, my WordPress site has an outbound email with a PDF attached. I pulled my hair out with the email not showing up until I used my trusty GMail.

Other things I fear are also blocked.

In my ThunderBird (Mac) for the iCloud email, there is no SPAM folder. So, perhaps it is being flagged somewhere as SPAM, but not visible either on ThunderBird or online at iCloud.com

Suggestions?

Thanks
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StorageSponsored by jamf

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Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.