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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.

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4oo computers in my organization, present all systems has c drive and D drive partions, no one stores their data into storage server & they are saved in d drive(Local systems)if system Hard disk Fail then data has loss,recently we loss 2 systems.so, here i need to  move their data into centralize, please advice me & please let me now to segregate with version controller software.
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I have a HP ml310e gen8 v2 server with 2 disk raid.Disk 2 had failed and i decided to replace that drive I shut down the server and replaced the drive. the server would not boot replaced the old drive and the server still wouldn't boot. i ran the acu and it says the raid is ready for rebuilding,  after the server initialises the raid card it says  1778 drive array assuming automatic data recovery process. this is with the the failed drive. it then goes through a disccheck  and moves on to  automatic repair.and I seem to be going around in circles. i am not great in raids so I must have screwed up someplace. is there any way i can get the working drive back running again?
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Dear Expert

As now, I have 2 drives shared, each one with 2 TB, now I need manage this drives by receive notification email when Depreciation 80 %.
How I can configuration same?? Knowing that I do not want to use third party software

Regards
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Does everyone else get sick and tired of reading through all the crap when researching for solutions nowadays? I mean... Jeez..  I am looking for a NAS device with 6T capacity. Meaning I want available capacity of 6T in one volume, when all is configured.... RAID etc..  Looking for one where I don't have to deal with any Cloud, or other software nonsense on the unit itself... just a clean...6T of storage hanging off the network or eSATA attached to the router.
I start reading and I get all the OS , server, and cloud and FTP and streaming flap...  
I have not installed a lot of NAS, I guess I am a NooB at this. But I remember a Synology unit from a few years ago I had to fight with to get my capacity as I wanted it.
What I am asking guys is.... I know RAID is probably mandatory, and I understand that benefit and thats not an issue as long as I can build 6T with parity in the RAID so I can rebuild if a drive fails, With MINIMUM nonsense and OSes and This and that getting in the way. I have an imaging software I will use from the 9 workstations to backup to the NAS daily.
Its a NooB question and I truly appreciate any answers or direction to product, ideas, you may have. Thank You.
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Is San storage is really required to use Availablity on Failover clustering?

Is Witness server is required with database data or it can be any listener static ip?
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which is better .connect NAS storage as a data-store inside vmware esxi and make the storage space looks like local disk inside the server for backup exec server .or connect the machine directly to the shared folder in NAS without applying this NAS as datastore inside esxi.
Thank you
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Dear Wizards, is there any CMD or Powershell command to get these information?
- RAID status
- Disk information (Good, bad sectors...)
- LED light status on Hard disk

Many thanks!
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Hi Guys,
 I am using emcopy to migrate data from source vnx to isilon using virtual migration server as host. Please give me suggestions to avoid SD issue error?

Thanks
ram
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I have a homebrew "server" setup I am trying to condense into a few. I have been replacing hard disks for SSDs and now I have a lot of HDDs laying around, I do software RAID 1 with them in PCs and run Ubuntu server, but I have an idea on how I want to set it up cleanly, however, I do not know what to do, where to search for tutorials.

I attached what I want to do in a picture, if anyone could point me in the right direction, that'd be great.

Again, this is for home use, I just want to learn about servers in general and the software.
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I have two ESXi 6.5 hosts, licensed with Enterprise Plus. Each host has its own datastore derived from the each server's physical hard drives.
I have created a cluster for the these two servers. Vmkernel ports are in place place for these servers, with FT logging and other services allowed.

I would like to configure Fault tolerance for the virtual machines on one of the hosts above. How can I possibly achieve this without the use of Shared Storage?
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i have a system with AsusZ170M-plus mobo, and a Samsung NVMe 960 Pro disk
i want to connect  sata drives -as hotplug
but they do NOT show up in explorer, or disk manager
they only show up after a reboot
how can i get the system to automount the hotswap Sata drives ??
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Hi All ,

Is there any way (tool, command line) to export all details about configuration, disk , volume, share on Netapp / EMC / XIV Storage devices? Need to create storage report for our organization environment.
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I have a storage mount point (\\storage\share) that I want to link with windows server 2008r2 as a shared folder and i need step by step process.

So far, i used -

Mkdir /d e:\test\foc \\storage\share and it created foc folder and I set share and its share and ntfs permissions but its not working. Can anyone help plz?
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We are are a single site, single domain with 70 users. We still run our servers in house. I have a dedicated server running Exhange 2010. It's a Dell Powerdge T430 with 32GB RAM and 5 SAS disks on a single H710 controller card. One channel runs 2 x 136GB disks in a RAID 1 array that contains the OS, exchange program files and the logs. The other channel runs 3 x 300GB disks in a RAID 5 array that contains the information store.

The server is 4 years old now and i am planning to replace it in the next few weeks. When i get the new server i will be moving to exchange 2013. Why not Exchange 2016 i hear you ask? We only have CALS for 2013 and as this is probably the last exchange server we will have in house before moving over to the cloud it doesn't make sense to upgrade the licences.

I would appreciate some advice on the disk configuration for my new server. I'm inclined to go for a Dell T440 with 32GB RAM. However my disk choices last time were based on some best practice info that may well be obselete now and overkill for my set up. Can anybody advise whether for my level of users i could get away with 2 x decent SAS disks in a RAID 1 array to run everything or do i need still need to segment the logs and store even at my low level of usage?
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Dear Expert Friends,

I have a ProLiant ML350 G6 server that was put into services on 5/24/2011. Natually the warranty is out and my customer is dragging their feet on purchasing a new server. At any rate the server is rebooting nearly every morning at the same time and throwing POST errors. After some research I found that the HDDs need their firmware updated. I've lived my entire tech carrer in the Dell world and on top of that I've never had to update firmware on HDDs that are in a RAID configurations. Would someone out there be so kind as to provide me with the proceedure to update the firmware on the HDDs with out destroying the RAID configuration or loosing any data. This server belongs to a medical clinic and is very crucial to their practice. I have very little opportunity for down time so I have to have my game plan down cold. Can someone help with the steps and any management software that might help with this task? I've searched and searched but cannot find anythng that provides me step by step instructions and provides me with reassurance that I will not loose data. See below for specs. Also is there any order in which I should do updates. For example, update BIOS, RAID firmware, then HDD firmware? Have you ever seen anyone loose data doing any of these tasks?

Reason for needing upgrade is the HP Proliant Integrated Management Log Viewer is giving POST error: 1770-Slot X Drive Array -Disk Drive Firmware Update Recommended. When researched I found this
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14 Hyper v hosts, managed via SCVMM running on a c7000 blade chassis with 10G interconnects - All intel CPU's, 192 GB RAM etc. Broadcom nics but vmq disabled.

Dell 10GB switch managing ISCSI to the chassis and SAN.

IBM v3700 with 2 expansion trays.
5x400GB SSD's in raid 10 for easy tier, 4 x raid raid 6 arrays of 10k disks. (lets call it 8 disks each array) 1 x large Raid 6 of Nearline drives.

The environment is well loaded and runs fine running a varying number of VM loads.

We monitor extensively all performance etc and know that there are no issues with CPU, memory or disk access etc UNTIL:

If a backup is misbehaving, someone is doing a high disk load activity or something like deploying a templated VM, all users across all VM's notice a slowdown or lockup.

DISK IO on the SAN is neligable, Ram usage, CPU Usage does not spike and there only a small increase in the amount of network traffic.

It seems like everything runs well, but just a small event can cause issues.

Looking for ideas, configuration changes or otherwise.
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On a HP P2000 in the cli, I want to assign more then 1 disk as a global spare, I need to know the command for doing that?

Thank you,
D
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I have a customer who is planning on moving all their files from an NTFS Windows Server 2008 R2 based file storage to a cloud based storage system. As part of our standard due-diligence, we discovered a lot of long file paths (over 255 characters).  I remoted into both a Windows 10 and Windows 7 computer to run some tests. I found it very odd that I was able to open, save, manipulate, move, etc. some of the longest paths with no issues whatsoever. On both Windows 7 and 10, I wanted to verify that the paths were actually too long for Windows. I used Explorer's "copy path" feature and noticed that Explorer was presenting me with the 8dot3 or short file path instead of the long path I was expecting (see screenshot). On every other network I have tested this on, I see the entire path, not the shortened path.
8dot3 example
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Hi Everyone.

I get the following error when I boot a brand new Lenovo System x 3635 M5(operating systen not installed yet).
A RAID Card together with a ServerRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash upgrade also have been installed on the server.

Error is as follows:

F/W in fault state - MFI register state 0xFFFFFFFF

Any resolution for the above?
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Hi, i cant seem to mount a VHDS (Shared VHD set) on any of my blades.

Over the weekend i migrated my SOFS cluster to 2016 from 2012 R2, i have upgraded the functional level of the cluster as well.

I have moved some machines back, and it all works good. However i want to try and use VHDS to create a file server cluster.

I have created a new VM, installed Server 2016 on it and got it fully up to date. In settings i add a new shared VHD and it then goes and creates the 2 files, however when i try to attach it it says "Failed to add Device"

In the event viewer i can see the below, but i have checked permissions of the VHDS / AVHDX file and the machine has permissions.

'Test' cannot access the data folder of the virtual machine. (Virtual machine ID EB43A89F-4AE6-4AB6-825D-C0878EC0020C)

'Test' failed to add device 'Virtual Hard Disk'. (Virtual machine ID EB43A89F-4AE6-4AB6-825D-C0878EC0020C)

Any help is appreciated.
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I'm running VMWare 5.5 with SAN's for storage.
The 2012 DC running Active Directory is low on disk space. It also only has one C:\ volume.

Is it safe to expand the vmdk, or will there be issues with AD?
I have a secondary DC.

Thanks for your help!
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We are using SQL Server 2012 (standard) and have our Database mirrored to another server for redundancy.  I'm looking into doing file or disk level encryption to satisfy a client security policy.  
Any insight on if this will break the mirroring, or how to do it so that it doesn't break the mirroring?
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Need immediate assistance speeding up and prioritizing a restore of a Commvault File agent backup!  Production Share is Down!!!

Comcell Version = 11

Data = 3TB's of Shared folders and files

Requirements = All Security Settings and Share permissions etc...
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My customer has 1 pair of Cisco N5K configured with VPC.

I going to deploy 1 DellEMC Unity 300 storage to their infra. The Unity 300 will serve as their NFS server.
The proposed interface configuration is LACP on Unity 300.
which mean from SPA, I will have 1 connection to their first N5K switch and another connection to their second N5K.

I just want to know is this doable? from what I understand, VPC is 2 separated switch unlike stacked.

thanks
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when you present a LUN that already has data since it used to be mounted via iscsi initiator to a windows server.

But then you disconnect the ISCSI initiatior and mount the LUN as a Datastore in Vcetner 5.5

Does all the data that was on the LUN get erased without any warning?
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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.