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Hello Experts,
Many workers in a company are using cds as usb to store small backups for their files.
They mostly add, rarely replace or delete... until its full and then a new cd is enabled.

How reliable is this method ?

Can cds be used like this indefinitely ?
meaning if you leave it as a USB mode, will It keep info safe for how many years ?

And once full can they be burned so data will be permanent ?

Regards,
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Dear Team,

Now that Dell has taken over EMC we purchased one of their SAN systems about 6 months ago. On our DR site we have a Dell EqualLogics and we would like to replicate both SAN's. Is this possible between EMC and EqualLogics, I will need to do block level replication.

Thank you
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I have 2 servers Windows 2008 r2 64 bit servers connected to a NAS.  I have a 25 tb drive which windows believes is dirty and I'm trying to find any other way then rebooting and having the system check that disk. That would mean that we'd be down and I can't have that happen.  Is there any way to clean the disk without rebooting.  Lastly, I had the company that services the array check and there's nothing wrong with the disk.  We managed to get it back on line but I'm stuck until I can "clean" the drive.
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Need to wipe Dell Lefhand SAN HPP4500G2.  What are my options. It will be returned to leasing company.
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I have a Dell server with RAID card using 3 600GB SAS drives.  Noticed that one of the drives was blinking orange.  Rebooted to go into RAID manager to check and these are screen shots of the issue.  Server is still booting into Windows 2008 with no issues.  Do not have a lot of experience troubleshooting/repairing RAID so I would like to get some feedback as to what the issue is and how to resolve it.  Thank you in advance for any assistance.

1. What does this mean?
2. How do I fix it?

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Hi there,

We have Ex2010 and Ex2016  running. We tested migration and the users are able to work on both sides. But the migration process is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrry slow and exchange is only moving one box at a time. The others are stalled with "StalledDueToTarget_DiskLatency". We checked storage, network, antivirus ... nothing found that could be a problem. When we copy a file directly from one machine to the other it copies with a blast.

Ex2016 Databases are in DAG. Created a MBX out of the dag to check if it is the problem - no.

Installed Exchange 2016 CU 6.

Ripping my hair out :( Any ideas?

Regards,
Marcel
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File storage in the cloud for Mac, PC, iPhone

I want the cloud storage location to act as a network file share, not a  file distribution center where copies everything to every device you have.  With the small size of SSD drives that is proven to be impractical.

How do you store items in the cloud and not have them synchronize everywhere.

I am testing out Cloud Mounter and Commander 1 Pro on the MAC
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We currently have 6 HP servers connected to the san via an old fabric switch.
We are now trying to connect a new Cisco UCS server to the VNX 5500. The san has the main head unit or bus enclosure 0 and then connected to that is the Storage Processor which had the 8gB module in it of which there are currently  2 connections out of the 4 being used on SPA and SPB.
I am no trying to connect the UCS server directly to the san via the other 2 ports on the 8GB module on the san. We have setup the fabric ports on the UCS but when I connect to fiber cables from the UCS to the 8GB modules on the san, I never see the connection on the san so I cant get any storage to the UCS.
Any help with this would be great.
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Hello,

Let me preface this question by saying I am a Windows guy with limited Mac experience.  My daughter, who is out of the country for a couple of months, is having serious problems with her MacBook.  I do not know the model number (can get it if it is important).  What I do know is it is roughly 4-5 years old and has a 256 GB SSD hard drive.  Her problem is that she keeps trying to delete files, but her free space has continued to shrink so that now she has less than 1GB free!  I don't know how the computer even boots.

A week ago she ran properties on her HDD and far and away the biggest storage hog were documents.  They were taking 142GB of space.  At that time, she had 5+ GB free.  I told her she should try to have 10% free, if not more, so assuming a Mac is like a PC she was still way past the safety margin.

Part of the problem I think has to do with iCloud.  She doesn't know how it got on her system, she does not like it.  But I think she has tens of GB of data (mostly pics and movies) on iCloud.  It looks like she has some kind of link on her computer, and the main file is in iCloud.  But maybe the files are local.  I am not sure.

I tried to help her two ways.  First, I got her setup with Dropbox.  She put roughly 12 movies into her dropbox folder that totaled 2 GB.  I logged into the Dropbox from my Windows PC at home, downloaded the files, and confirmed the movies worked.  I then stored them offline and told her to delete them.  After deleting the …
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I have 2x IBM IMM2s which are reporting that a disk has been disabled due to a reported fault. This was a legitimate and real error over the weekend and the disks in question have been replaced, and the arrays rebuilt.

The Megaraid/LSI software reports no issues and if you look at the storage devices within the IMM2, they all report as normal and online with no errors. If I click on the disk that had failed a few days ago (and has since been replaced), it still shows as the disk has been disabled with a date stamp of after the replacement.

I have upgraded the firmware on both IMM2s to 6.20 and restarted them numerous times. It appears this error is 'sticky'? It is of course reporting into our SNMP management software a critical fault when there is none.

The machines in question are IBM x3500 M4 and IBM x3650 M4.
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A client has a Dell Vostro Inspiron 660. I set up a Marvell PCI-E controller with 2 disks  in RAID 1 in a customer's desktop to replace their single boot drive to add redundancy.  It does boot to the RAID, but not until after if errors with Hard Disk Failure.  Press F1 to continue or F2 to start BIOS.  F1 then boots the RAID without further issue.

I've read about turning of the inboard SATA controller, but this BIOS does not have an option to do that.  Only ATA or UEFI.  The BIOS is current. Understandably, I'd like to PC to boot without intervention.

If there are any ideas to try to solve this, it would be appreciated.  If I'm looking in the wrong direction, please enlighten me.

Thanks Lots.
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I've been searching the internet for what I thought would be a simple solution.  Maybe I'm overthinking it which wouldn't be the first time but here it goes.

I have a need to copy multiple (source) REV disks to a single (destination) Network storage location.  I need to keep the time stamps on the folders and files and alert me before it overwrite anything on the destination folder.  The likely hood that there is a similar folder name in another disk is very low but given the nature of the data I have to be certain, with logs to prove it.  

Also, I don't want to remove or change the source location.

Here is what I have
robocopy %foldersrc% %folderdst% /E /COPYALL /DCOPY:T /L /v /LOG:%logpath%

The issue I find with this is that it appears to delete folders, since I am using a /L, it didn't actually do the copy.  Snapshot of the log I see is "*EXTRA Dir        -1" which tells me it wants to remove files from the destination.  Is that true?  or is there a better command to get want I need?  Plus there isn't a notification of any conflicts.
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I have increased the size of the volume on our Netapp but the space did not show up on the Datastore in VMWare.  In VMware I right clicked on the datastore in question and chose to increase capacity.  It pulled up the attached screen.  My question is, how do I know which one of the devices to select?  I'm assuming it's the top one that is highlighted as the current capacity of the datastore is 800GB.  But I'd just like to know how to verify for certain I am selecting the correct one.  VMWare Increase Datastore Screen
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Hello,
     I just connected an internal hard drive for backup in a client's computer. It doesn't show up under PC and when I go into computer management - storage it does not show up there either. This is the first one I have installed on a Windows 10 system. I double checked connectors but did not test the drive outside the computer. I am now only able to work remotely on the computer for the time being.

Am I missing anything?
Mags
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Hi

One of the new server HDD failed today.

I have 6 physical disks installed on raid 10.

Question of is the faulty tolerance that server will still be able operate?  as I have to wait few days  for the new HDD  to arrive
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Hi All,

SNMP_TRAP_CLIENT_REGISTRATION will allow us to configure IP, port to which traps to be forwarded from EMC VMAX system. But we need opposite side communication i.e we wanted to perform snmpwalk from remote system(monitoring system) to EMC VMAX system which by default for SNMP is 161 port. I do not find any option to configure such incoming snmp requests to EMC VMAX system. Any help is appreciated
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I am trying to put my pc to start boot right.windows update crash it.the command i did was to find out where Windows is so I could try to use a command to reinstall it.it is found at mining 5hbaomr.
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Hi, Im trying to delete a virtual disk but i got this message
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These are all the alarms that I got.

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Please Help, I am really new on all this storage thing :(
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I have setup Storage Spaces with 4 disks,  Two way Mirror,  formatted REFS, worked fine in both O/S's Updated S2K16, now it says Storage Space drive needs formatting.. Drive is perfectly readable in Windows 10 1703.  All I can do is move the files off of SS drive in W10

SS 4 x WD 4TB Drives


Such a pain to have to keep moving 8TB
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I have a Dell PowerEdge with a raid 5 and one if the drives is failing.  Is this hot swappable?
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Dear All,

I have some business pc Optiplex 9020 with OS Win8.1 .My issue is that with raid the pc takes a long time to boot from 40 minutes to 2 hours.Also when we i tried to update some software in the workstation it took many hours and in some pc it fails.
I would like to ask if you have any similar problem with this type of pc and how you have resolve it .

Regards.
M.
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The hard drive is from an NVR (Network Video Recorder) and the manufacturer indicates that the drive is handled as UBS - Uniview Block Storage.  The drive has been pulled from the NVR and works properly in another (same model) NVR, but I'm looking to access the drive on a desktop computer in order to pull files stored on the drive...  This is a SATA (8TB) drive...

Anyone have any advice on potential ways to mount this device in Linux or other O/S that might allow me to access these files, or other meaningful suggestions?  Thanks in advance.
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Hi all,

Picked up a client where the customer had installed a new DELL Poweredge T330 and someone had started configuration and performed setup with the 4 disks in PERC H330 controller as individual disks (non-RAID).  Is this the default configuration when these servers are delivered with the OS pre-installed.

The domain controller role is already up and running with about 30 machines joined.

They are are now asking to have their primary vertical market software system loaded asking where on the server it should be located.  Right now we have this:

Disk Mgmt
 do not want to install their production operation software on a non-RAID volume, so I am wondering if it would make sense to go into the PERC controller BIOS and allocate two of the 3 remaining disks to a RAID 0 mirror. Or should I just use the Win2012 Disk Mgmt to build a mirror array in software?
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I have a Perc 5/i installed on a PowerEdge 1900.  I have four 750gb hard drives that are in a RAID5, potentially.  The Virtual Disk was initialized and when I just hit the Enter key on Controller 0 I am told:

Configuration is not allowed!
ERROR Code: Unknown

There are no errors outputted on the tiny screen.  Yesterday it told me that the ROMB battery was dead, so I replaced that, and now no more errors.  However, there is this problem now.
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Proliant ML350 G5 with Smart Array 200i embedded.
Firstly the cache battery failed and was replaced with no problem.
The Raid is set up as 2 logical drives with 2 drives in each - mirrored. Logical drive 1 is composed of 2 SAS drives with Windows Server 2012 R2 on it. Logical drive 2 has 2 SATA drives mainly with data.
One of the drives failed in Logical drive 2 with a warning in Smart Storage Administrator and an amber light on the drive. 2 SATA drives identical to the remaining one were purchased and one was inserted with the server off. F1 was pressed on re-starting the server in order to rebuild the array and all seemed to go well, however when it finished Smart Storage Administrator reports 'Logical drive 2 is queued for rebuilding' and on rebooting I am asked to press F1 again to rebuild which it tries to do again.
The second purchased SATA drive was thoroughly tested using WD software and a full delete was carried out. This was then inserted to see if the fault was with the first replacement drive but exactly the same has happened. The rebuild seemed to finish at around 87% complete.
I have looked at what is on the first replacement drive and it looks as though it did mirror successfully. There are no errors in the Smart Storage Administrator reports other than the drive queued for rebuild and the lights on the drive seem to be acting normally.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Storage

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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.