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.

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The most critical task of Exchange Administrators is to prepare for situations where the unprecedented failure of database impacts the accessibility and reliability of Exchange database. These preparations should include pre-defined responses to unexpected failures and service disruptions.
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ere was  a requirement to move a VM ,

this VM was not in correct subnet and to rectify this all was being done.

I need to understand from any VM expert what this all meant.

by boss- vm babs (name of VM) has been vmotion'd to Prod LUN and is ready for failover

by VM engineer- when you bring the replicated disk, what is the preference on signature-ass new or existing

by boss- assign new

storage engineeer-datastore is available now and VM babs ready to be imported into inventory

what all this 4 statements means?
Hello, I have a server 2012 R2 with Failover Cluster Manager setup. We also have a Dell Compellent. I recently expanded the storage via the Compellent and then extended storage in Disk Management. In Disk Management the new size looks correct but it hasn't updated in Failover Cluster Manager; it still shows old volume size. A few of out VMs have paused because we're low on space. How can I get Failover Cluster Manager to show updated space?

I did some online research but nothing has helped.
I am getting below error on my Linux box when I am trying to mount a NFS share on Netapp.
[DEV][root@abc~]# mount  -o nfsvers=3 nolock -t  10.x.x.6:/vol/J4669_05122016 /nfs
mount: unknown filesystem type '10.x.x.6:/vol/J49_16'.
Lenovo v3700 v2 Directly connected with AIX power 7 740 Server but i cannot see the WWPN of HOST in v3700 management console .
AIX showing HBA is ACTIVE and connected.

I am needing to propose a server configuration to a client for the following environment and applications:

- will be running 2 SQL Server applications under separate instances of SQL - one running on SQL Server 2012 and one on SQL Server 2014.
- the SQL Server 2012 application will be servicing c. 15 users, and the SQL Server 2014 app will be servicing c. 80 users.
- am recommending a Dell rack-mount server R440 with chassis for up to 10 X 2.5" drives, 64 GB RAM running Windows 2016 Server Standard
- CPU's are 2 X Intel Xeon Silver 4110 2.1 GHz 8C/16T 11M cache
- dual Broadcom DP 1 GB NIC's for fault tolerance
- controller is Perc H730P with 2 GB NVCache

For the drive configurations, my base / minimum configuration for budget purposes will be:

- for O/S paging file - 2 X SAS 300 GB 15K drives in RAID-1 array
- for 1st SQL app / SQL Server 2012 - 2 X SAS 300 GB 15K drives in RAID-1 array
- for 2nd SQL app / SQL Server 2014 - 2 X SAS 300 GB 15K drives in RAID-1 array

Giving each SQL app its own RAID array will ensure there is no (minimal?) drive / disk access contention between the 2 instances of SQL Server.  

Yes, pretty vanilla in most respects.  I've had amazing success with the plain-Jane 300 GB SAS 15K drives for the last decade+, even though there is definitely newer technology out there, so I tend to stay with what has worked very well.  Haven't had the same level of success with NL SAS and certainly not SATA, so I stay with the basic …
On a shared folder on a NAS drive one user when opening can only see the last folder accessed
We are looking to save data contents at least a bit over a terabyte to a cloud solution.  We are not looking for daily cloud backup rather maybe once ever 2 months.  We were thinking purchasing an account in Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mega, Box, DropBox etc. (those that we already know and have with 2gb, 15gb thru 50gb free accounts in).  

We are looking for a cloud provider, that coud be one of the above or one we have not consider, that would suffice the amount of space we need.  However, considering EE vast experience, can you provide info as to:

  • which cloud provider is best for this type of task?
  • Which one uploading is fastest?
  • Which one is  has the optimal security requirement?
  • Also, which is most economical?

Pleasea advice.
How to measure disk I/O throughput on a Linux OS. Any good tutorials on Sar, Iostat, etc would be highly appreciated.
Professional methods to solve the accidental deletion of photographs. It can be followed by anyone, there is no need of technical expertise to follow these methods.
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I have an older server Dell Power Vault NF 500.  It was running Windows 2003 storage server.  A week back the drive holding the OS failed.  There are two drives on one controller (C: drive)  and 3 drives on another controller.  The data is held on an array (Raid5) with three drives.  I simply want to get the data off the array (Raid 5) drive and onto a backup disk. I am guessing the two drives holding the OS were a RAID 0. How do I go about getting the server back up and not risk the drive with the data?  I can stick another drive in there and install an OS on the drive but will it see the data drive after?   Will the install leave the RAID 5 alone?

I have never had to do this in the past and I cannot afford to make a mistake.  I would love to get some advice and queue up a conversation with someone who has experienced this before.

We have a PowerEdge R610 using PERC 6/i Integrated (Embedded) controller. There is a RAID 1 and a RAID 5 (3 disk). One of the disks failed on the RAID 5, So we purchased additional 300GB disks (1 to replace the defunct, the second to introduce as a hot spare).

The first disk was added successfully into the RAID 5 array. The second disk was inserted, and after trying to add it as a global hot spare, the status changed to 'foreign'. I have been unable to change the status from 'foreign'.

I have attached some screenshots to assist.
Physical Disk StatusVirtual DisksStorage Dashboard
Can anyone assist with this please?

Dear IT Gurus,

Is it possible to ;
1. Recover files lost using Ctrl+Z from a network location? I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Z and all the files that had successfully been moved vanished and are no where to be found.
2. Recover files from a network location that have been deleted using the Shift+Delete Function.

Kindly assist urgently as I have lost very important Data.

Your help will be much appreciated.

Hi All,

I was asked a question today, and whilst I have some ideas, I figured it would be good to see what others think in case I am out of date or missing something.

I was asked what encryption option to use for storing confidential information on a cloud storage site.

The site allows encryption of whatever is uploaded, and they *claim* that they don't have the keys (and I believe them).  If we (the client) loses the keys, then the storage site cannot help them.  We have a good system for backing up the keys, and I will also have a copy that I will hold for them, and I am comfortable that this aspect is well covered and secure, both at their end and mine.

This is a secondary backup in case something happens to the office site drive backups they already have in place each day.

The backups include staff records and payroll date, so the client wants to pre-encrypt their bulk data backups prior to storing in the cloud site, which I am all for too.

They want to take the backups, combine them into a single file for a given date (the size of the backups makes this viable), and store that single encrypted file on the cloud site.

They were proposing to zip the backup  using 7-zip and apply the AES option with a password that is 23 random characters, followed by the date (so today would end in 20180814).  That way the password is really 23 characters, but all the passwords are different.

I am okay with that, but perhaps there are better options.  When asked, I …
I'm trying to configure a new server (dell), but keep going back and forth on the hard drive configuration. I'd like to get the best bang for my buck.
I'm trying to choose between:
1. (2) 10K SAS drives mirrored (RAID1)
2. (4) 7200 NL-SAS (RAID10)
3. (6) 7200 SATA (RAID 10)

It's just going to be a Hyper-V host for a DC, and file server for a small group (less than 40 users), if that matters. All three configurations are about the same price, a little more storage with the third. Any thoughts or suggestions please.
Hi, We have set up a Virtual Machine in Azure with some Standard and Premium HDD storage accounts added as disks.

My question is as follows:
if the disk is sized as 2048Gb, but only 500Gb is being used, do we pay for the 2048Gb space, or just the amount that is used.

Apologies, if this is a real newbie stupid question.

Hi All,

Do we have any script for cold migration of multiple vm from one cluster to another.
vcenter server 2008 throwing event ID 1, onload():cannt find any HBA or networking controller also no raid controllers found. wondering if anybody has encountered this before.
we are having issue with 1 file server.
the space is rapidly decreasing

 We are running out of space at the OS level every week by

we are losing 60gb of space every 2 weeks

tree size wont help here to check the OS ?

the file server is vm
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Data Protection Manager 1801 fails to create a replica for VMware 6.5 virtual machines
I'm using a disk as my storage pool.
The virtual machines are running Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
I have reset the cbt files for individual virtual machines already.

It fails with an error; DPM encountered error from VMware Disk Subsystem  Server x.x.x.x Error code 14009 (ID 33620 Details internal error code: 0x80990EF1)
can also be seen in the attachment.
Dear experts,

Our company just installed the Office365 platform.  We are using OneDrive for Business as our storage mechanism to store and share files amongst company personnel.

Question #1:  Does OneDrive provide a report that shows which files are shared to whom?  As an IT representative for the company, my main concern is someone within the company sharing a file with their own or someone else's personnel OneDrive account and not the company provided OneDrive account.  If I can run a report that shows which files are shared to whom, then I can find out if a personal OneDrive account has access to one of company's shared files.

Question #2: If Microsoft does not provide the reporting capability I am looking for, are there any 3rd party software I can purchased -or- any freeware I can use that can provide the report?

Question #3:  Does Microsoft provide any reporting capabilities for its OneDrive for Business product?

Thank you,
I want to buy or upgrade a 21.5" IMAC (2017) Hard Drive with Internal SSD hard drive.
My main question here is about "BLADE" vs "SATA" connection, but I am also confused!
Does anyone know of any issues or performance differences between these options:
Option #1 Buy Apple 2TB SSD, "BLADE" type of SSD
Options #2 Buy macsales_DOT_com's 2TB SSD "SATA" type of SSD
Option #3 Other options to end up with 2TB SSD Internal hard drive IMAC? I can only find this 1 macsales_DOT_com vendor that sells anything compatible. Strange. I would think that there are other options, even with Apple Proprietary hardware, if one vendor can do it.
Thanks in advance for any help!!
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Hi Folks,

I'm a Server Admin albeit for a small company with a Single Gen 9 HP Prolinient Server that is Virtualized.

The storage is RAID 10 (8 x 1.2TB Drives).

Am running low on space so need to increase.. want to add another (4 x 1.2TB Drives) giving me an extra approx 4TB of space.

Looks like this is all I need to do? Start an Expand and once started I can boot up server? Do it on a Friday night probably let it go over the weekend.

I have a small ssd (PNY CS900 120GB) and a bunch of hard disks (including 2tb, 320gb, and 250gb)

I was looking for a way to install windows on a combination of an ssd and a hdd, i found that stripped set needs identical drives
so i'm thinking of JBOD set of drives, how does it work? will windows detect them as 1 or will treat them as independent drives in setup?

if it doesn't work, is this idea possible? i really need to have a bigger system partition using the existing useless drives

If you ask why? because most of the programs i install don't give the option as where to install the program (an example would be adobe programs which simply start installing to C without asking) which lead to what you're seeing in the following picture
I'm asking before because i don't want to lose my windows for nothing, i could afford losing it for something better, but not just reinstall without making progress

2TB HDD ST2000DM001-9YN164
320GB HDD ST3320418AS
VMware ESXI 6.0.0 hangs when loading vpxa start.  I little background.  This customer had a problem in which some water got into the back of the server and killed the motherboard.  So I replaced the motherboard with the same model, it is a PowerEdge 610.  I swapped in the RAID controller, memory, and processors.  The system now boots up, sees all the memory and starts to load VMware.  However when it gets to vpxa start it just hangs.  I can ping the system but using a browser, nothing comes up.  Trying to login via the client, it times out.  I also tried SSH and it refuses the connection.  This is a small office and this is the only VMware system installed.  I have vCenter running as an appliance under this unit so I do not think it is loading.

I would like to get the server VM files that was running on this unit copied off if nothing else.  I can then reinstall VMware and reload it.  Any ideas on how to get into this system to try and fix it?






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.