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I've got 2 T430s, with an Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 2.2GHz (10 core), 64 GB RAM, a mirrored 300 GB SAS drive for os & 6 2TB SATA in a RAID 10.
Looking to set up Exchange 2016, network version of Quickbooks enterprise, Trend Micro worry free business security, a remote access server, file & print server, as well as the MS stuff, DC (or 2?) DNS, DHCP, etc.
In complying with licensing, I gather the only role I can have on the host is Hyper-V, which is on my 300GB, would any other VM 'parts" go here, as well?
When setting up VMs, does one VM encompass the OS & data, which would normally be on 2 different arrays the 'old way'?
The two directories for VMs would both be on my RAID 10, correct?
Any suggestions on the best way to spread all my pieces between 4 VMs?
If I've got too much stuff here & would be better splitting between questions, lemme know.
Thanks!
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Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
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Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Hi all,

Really need some help please.  Have a small domain network running on 2012 with less than 10 users set up on it that is running painfully slow for all users.  Even saving a 20K file can take a minute.  600MB folder transfer is reporting as needing about 20 hours.

I have just installed this brand new Dell R430 server, 32GB Ram, Dual Xeon Processors, Perc H710 card with 4 x SAS 10K drives in Raid 5 for the main data partition.  Running Server 2012 R2  as a host server and have created a single VM running 2012 Standard which has been set up as a single domain controller/file share with DHCP and DNS server roles. I made sure I updated all of the Dell drivers on the host before installing the VM and have run all updates on both the host and the VM.  There is a brand new 24 port gigabit unmanaged switch into which the server,  a Watchguard T30W Firewall, a Wireless access point, a Synology NAS device and 4 laptops are all plugged in.

I've checked there are no IP conflicts, get a steady ping to the server at <1ms.  DHCP is working fine and there are no issues accessing websites however everything is so slow.

I've disabled VMQ in the advanced properties of the VM Host NIC and also disabled SMB signing so I know the issue isn't with those.

Would really appreciate any pointers.

Thanks

Adam
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Hi

Info on server :
DL 385 G8
Server is running VMware ESXi 6.0
Controller card P420i

We rebuilt 2x600GB SAS drives in a raid 1 to 2x1200GB without any issue.
When trying to expand the disk space on the logical volume it prevents us of doing this or there is no option as it complains there is a 600 GB Hot-spare drive configured to the same array (Array A).
I do not have any option in ACU on removing of Hot-Spare drive, i have the option to erase the drive.
Will an erase of the drive tell it that it is no longer a hot spare drive ?

How can i remove the Hot-Spare drive ? I would like to repurpose it to another Array B as a hot-spare.

Update, i tried to do this from ESX console using hpacucli using command ./hpacucli ctrl slot=0 array A remove spares=2I:2:8
but got Assignable spares not available (see attached screenshot).

Hot-spare-issue.png
Show command on Array A

hot-spare2.png
Regards
Roger
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Is there anyone has a User Manual for Hitachi AMS 200 Tagmastore
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Hi all,

We have a file server Windows Server 2012 and we would like a tool or script that sends weekly reports of the disk size of each folder on the File server.

Basically the file server is consuming a lot of storage and we would like to have like a dashboard.
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Hi we currently have had a failed harddrive in our server i have replaced the drive i no seem to be gettin a warning as posted below thanks chris
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Hi,

Can you please suggest the best and cost effective Enterprise Cloud Storage/Sharing against Dropbox, box.com, and egnyte.com
We are evaluating it for our new project.

Regards,
Naresh
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Good afternoon experts,

my question on the surface seems rather innocuous, because simply deleting files on my hard disk is the answer, but that would be to easy.

I have plenty of  free disk space on all of my drives, as seen below:

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I am not sure how Apple looks at disk space, so I am hoping someone can enlighten me to what is actually happening.
thanks in advance,

Regis ( BLACKTHANOS)
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I have a box that I configured to use MD RAID during the install process for the OS and boot drive. It's this weird /dev/md0p# structure that confuses me.

The installer produced /dev/md0p1 (/boot), /dev/md0p2 (/var/lib/mysql), /dev/md0p3 (/), /dev/md0p4 (extended), /dev/md0p5 (swap). I noticed it did this for all physically installed machines from the CentOS 6 DVD.

How do I increase the size of the /dev/md0p3? I need this root partition to be expanded. I feel like I need to delete the /dev/md0p3, /dev/md0p4, /dev/md0p5 partitions and then create a new one for /dev/md0p3 with the extra space. I don't care for p4 and p5, because they don't contain actual data. I can create them after the fact.

I am confused on the order of deleting partitions and adding the space in respect to /dev/md0. fdisk -l shows the drives /dev/sda, /dev/sdb and then finally /dev/md0 with all of the sub partitions.
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Hi Experts,

We setup a Shared storage DAS for our 2 Esxi hosts and tested the Vmotion successfully.

Now we are looking to automate failover. How to we configure and test HA?

We have Essentials plus and Vcenter.

Thanks
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Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft
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Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

On Exchange 2007 how do I move part of the storage group maybe half of it to a different drive?
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Do you have recommendations for Cloud Services specifically designed to store pics and video ? Currently stored on Google Drive, or any alternatives to that? We looking at around 15 GB to 100 GB.
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Hi all,

I'm after your thoughts.  USB drives are a big risk to any network.  However, if a business enforces the encryption of USB Drives once they have been attached to a computer and are also scanned by an anti virus product, just how much risk do they now pose?

Any corporate data on there is now encrypted incase it is lost or stolen and any malware/virus should be detected before it is able to run (as long is it is not 0 day for example).

Should we still be concerned?  Many in the business want USB drives disabled by default, where as other think that the above controls mitigate the risks and will only force people to start printing (and losing) paper documents.
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I have large numbers PDF document, from which I need to extract text. The extracted text I use for further processing. I did this for a small subset of documents using Tesseract API in a linear approach and I get the required output. However, this takes a very long time when I have a large number of documents.

I tried to use the Hadoop environment processing capabilities (Map-Reduce) and storage (HDFS) for solving this issue. However, I am facing problem to implement Tesseract API into the Hadoop (Map-Reduce) approach. As Teserract converts the files into intermediate image files, I am confused as to how intermediate result Image files of Tesseract-API-process can be handled inside HDFS.

I have searched and unsuccesfully tried a few options earlier like:

    I have extracted text from PDF by extending FileInputFormat class into my own PdfInputFormat class using Hadoop-Map-Reduce, for this i used Apache PDFBox to extract text from pdf, but when it comes to scanned-pdf's which contains image, this solution does not give me the required results.

    I found few answers on the same topic stating to use -Fuse and that will help or one should generate image files locally and than upload those into hdfs for further processing. Not sure if this is the correct approach.

Would like to know approaches around this.
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Hello,
   my upgrade from 5.5 is finally completed. I left my storage at 5.5 VMFS throughout the upgrade process. I'm trying to determine the upgrade to the 6.5 version and wondered if anyone could share or give me some insight as to if it's OK to upgrade?
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I have an sd card which was used in a Sandisk player. It suddenly failed and all data on it seems to be lost. When connected to a machine, it indicates that it needs to be formatted but formatting fails. Is there anything that can be  done to correct this problem?
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i am trying to acquire data from the lock-in amplifier in interval of 1 millisecond or less. I am facing problem in writing a program in visual basic regarding data storage and data transfer from lock-in SR830 to computer. More specifically how to write the lock in amplifier commands for data storage and transfer in visual basic language??...can anybody help?
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Hello,

I have a PowerEdge 730 with H730 RAID controller. I created a RAID 5 array with 2 x hot spares. The total available disk space is about 4.4TB.

I created a single VD using all the available space.

I installed Windows Hyper-V Server 2016 core. During the install I did not manually create partitions since I intended on having only a single partition of all the available space to allocate to VMs so I just selected the raw disk space, which displayed as 4.4TB. This was the first mistake since now the entire partition is MBR. That being said, it only sees 2TB max.

Now I need to shrink the OS partition to about 500GB so I can create 2nd GPT partition so I can make use of the remaining space.

My second mistake is what complicates the situation a little more. I installed and deployed 3 production VMs assuming I had all the disk space to work with.

I have made a backup of the VMS using Veeam backup and replciation and I moved the production VMs to external storage for the time being so I can adjust the C:\ partition.

Now, my question is... Can I use diskpart to shrink the C:\ partition and then create a second partition with the remaining space on a single VD or do I have to shrink the VD in the RAID utility and create another VD.

Is what I'm trying to accomplish possible without destroying the OS?

I know there is always a risk, which is why I have backups, but I would like to do it with the least amount of down time. I've already had the VMs off…
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I have IBM server 3650 with 4 hard disk install slot no 1,2,3 is have HDD 750GB and they are in raid 5 and the same array.
in addition. the slot number 4 have hard disk 300 GB this hard disk was faulty I have removed and inserted into the running server and it went to an orange solid light and flashing green light. I assumed at that time it was rebuilding the drive. it is still it rebuilding the drive.

Moreover, I found one partition disappear

Does anybody know why the light is flashing green light? on the drive?  Any suggestions for?
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Hi

Can someone give me the CLI cmd to shutdown a HP MSA 2040

Thanks
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Guys,

I am using 15GB of my 15GB G-Mail allowance. I have done all the easy stuff but have lots of IMAP folders that I can't trim down much.

365 seems to give you 50GB storage.

After suggestions really. I have a Dropbox Pro account and Amazon S3 too if anything there that would help.

Just need too find some solution of getting the IMAP folders somewhere easy to manage. My preferred client is Outlook (using 2016 on Parallels on my MBP).

Any ideas appreciated
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I’m using integrated to mainboard storage controller in RAID1 mode for my Windows Server 2008R2 system.

So one day I’ve corrupted my system and I’ve restored it from full backup, including MBR.

But I’ve got a message that "BOOTMGR is missing" and first thing I’ve decided to do is to load MS DaRT to repair my boot issue and at first boot MS DaRT found some bootable problems and asked me If I want to fix them. I’ve pressed OK : )

After this regular steps the magic had arisen: PC came to reboot and after reboot the problem still here - "BOOTMGR is missing". So, I thought OK, let’s check the MS DaRT again, and while I press to load USB with MS DaRT my system begins to boot.

What the heck?

Now I’m not able to run my system without MS DaRT and also I even can’t run MS DaRT?
Is it a black magic? Please help me!
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We have two servers: power edge r610 and  power edge t610.  Both of these servers are displaying in the front panel error;
    w12228 raid controller battery capacity.

Do we have to replace the batteries or can this be fixed by rebooting the server.

How can I get the batteries part # or model for these servers, so that we can order these two batteries.
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I am attempting to configure a RAID 0+1 configuration on a Dell Precision T3600.  The drives were previously in service and want to wipe them clean and start from fresh.  My objective is to destroy all current partitions and create a new RAID configuration.  How can I accomplish this within the BIOS Setup Configuration?  I thought CTRL I would allow me to accomplish my objective, but I am not getting an option for CTRL I during the boot cycle.

Lipotech
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Hello,

I would like to know if my Storage device HP MSA p2000 support high availability\active active and fail over
The storage have 2 Controllers each Controller have 2 FC ports.
Each controller connected by 2 FC ports from each host (totally 2 host vmware)

My question:
if I will disconnect one FC port from the host is all the datastore\vm will be available ?

Regards,
David Dotan Sofer
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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.