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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I am using a QNAP TS-859U-RP NAS as the backup destination for my server. This NAS is running firmware version 4.2.6 (which is the most current firmware version for this model).

This NAS is used for about 90 minutes each day during the daily server backups.

I would like to find an automated way of setting this NAS to power on and power off at certain times each day so the backup jobs can be written to it and then when it is no longer needed the NAS will power off.

Is there any way of doing this?
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I have purchased a new server to host both my RDP servers that are running on a less than adaqute host and would like to move them to this new server/host. I am running ESXi 6.0 and have these servers registered on vSphere. The server(s) are using local storage but the new server is using SSD's vs 10k hard drives. Also, the new server has 10gb NIC's instead of 1gb NIC's so this should improve speed as well.

My question is can I move these two VM's from one host to another both at the same time or do I need to migrate one at a time. Also, on the current server I have two iSCSI connections to this host however I do not use storage on either of the NAS devices so do I need to disconnect the iSCSI connections before migration? If so how do I do this? I have looked on the net and found how to create the iSCSI connections but not how to remove them.

Also, is there way to backup the complete configuration of the host or will snapshots be enough if the migration goes bad and I need to revert back to the original server and configuration.
I have a Windows hard-drive from my previous computer that got corrupted in a very weird manner.
All the files in the hard-drive had their size capped to 64 KB (I connected the hard-drive to my existing computer via an external adapter).
No files seem to be missing from this hard-drive, but file sizes range from 0 to 64 KB, but never more than that.
If a file was originally less than 64 KB, e.g. a small text file - I can view it normally and all is great.
If an image file was, say 2 MB, I see it as 64 KB, and when opening it in a photo viewer - it shows the image's first couple of rows of pixels, and then the rest of the image is corrupted.
Other file formats, e.g. a large DOCX file that now appears as 64 KB large cannot even be opened.

I don't know enough about Windows filesystem and how file-size is computed / stored in the file system,
but it seems like the table that stores the file-sizes somehow got corrupted, or maybe some other attribute of the hard-drive got corrupted, like the allocation unit size ? (shooting in the dark here).

It just seems like all the data is still in tact in the drive, but not reachable because the file sizes got messed up for anything over 64 KB.

Any help would be extremely appreciated !
I am planning to implement the following solution.

1)Is this a good solution and are there any drawbacks?
2)Do we need separate VLAN for heartbeat and storage network?
3 Is 1-2 GB enough for the Quorum?
4)How many 2016 server standard license need?
I have a Dell poweredge 110.  Server 2008 SBS. Raid 1 with two drives. Perc s100.
I thought that it should be able to boot with just one drive but it does not. I pulled up the configuration CTRL-R. It now says "Raid1, 499GB, Failed(R/W). However it does not show that the physical drive is bad.

I tried making a new drive a hot swap drive following these dialogs but I don't think a rebuild will even start with that virtual disk having failed.
Anything I can do?
If we connect two new cross connects directly from vSAN to the md3660i would that help speed up moving the VMS off the vSAN datastore. Also if we were to do that can we have them use the same address space that every other device is using so we can keep it simple and have them same on the vlan. Can someone please advise?
I'm a current office 365 subscriber interested in purchasing more One Drive for Business storage space (above the 1TB limit that I currently have) to store Veeam Server 2016 backups in the cloud.

What website resources are available that describe how much more it will cost to purchase additional Office 365 One Drive for Business storage space?
We have the following devices:

9 Host Servers (Dell R620)

Host 1-5 Connected to the Dell S5148F-ON
Host 6-9 Connected to the Cisco 4500

2 SAN (Unity 400) (MD3600i)
2 Dell S5148F-ON Switches
1 Cisco 4500
1 Cisco 4900

We connected the 2 Dell Switches together using 2 100G link and there both connected to the Hosts 1-5 and to the SAN Unity 400. Also we have a 10G connection from one the Dell S5148F-ON to the Cisco 4500. The Cisco 4500 connects to the Cisco 4900 downstream which gets out to the internet.

Can someone please recommend if this is good practice? If not what your recommendations are :)
Dear Wizards, I setup the ubuntu 16.04 server in vSphere 6.5 with 250 GB hard disk, but days later I increased it to 500 GB, but seems like the VM still had only 250 GB.

How can I claim it back correctly? Many thanks!

Hi there,

We had a power cut and the server come back online and running. Completely fine, however the controller is showing a warning that it is queued for a rebuild however the disks are showing as ok and no failed drives, just the logical disk is ready for rebuild, I rebooted it again and it’s still showing the same, even the diagnostic reports are showing the logical disk as ok and the disks too, nothing obvious is standing out, really odd, it’s not running slower either.

Just can’t get my head around it, any advise would be greatly appreciated

Many Thanks,

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Hi All,

We have a storage and compute migration requirement but stuck with the storage migration, can anyone please suggest how to perform the storage migration without downtime. The existing setup details are,
Storage - 3PAR 7200 2N with M6720 disk enclosure
Compute - HPE C7000 blade enclosure with HP VC Flex-10 Enet module and Brocade 8Gb SAN switch(VC). There is no external SAN switch in the existing setup.
The above setup is directly connected between 3PAR and C7000-Brocade SAN with 4 no of FC cables (2 from each SAN switch connected to 3PAR N0 and N1)

And coming to the new setup(yet to implement),
Storage - 3PAR 8200 2N
Compute - HPE Synergy 12000 with HPE VC SE 40GB F8 module and Brocade 16GB/12 FC switch
External SAN Switch - HP SN3000B 16GB 24-port FC Switch.
Can anyone suggest how to migrate the VMs without downtime which are in 3PAR 7200 to 3PAR 8200?

We thought of removing 2 FC cables out of 4 between C7000 and 3PAR 7200 and connect those 2 cables via new external SAN switch. And connect new 3PAR 8200 and HPE Synergy to SAN switch, so that all devices communication will happen via external SAN switch.
I'm not sure if this solution works.

Thank you,
Server 2012 stuck in boot loop. Server gets all the way to ctl-alt-dlt and then promptly reboots. Can boot into safe mode, and safe mode with networking. Server eventually boots and stays on. Inherited this system from someone else. System has a Raid 1 and both driver do the same thing.

Cleared windows update file, reset network connections, removed antivirus, removed logmein (sometimes logmein causes this.)
difference between a partition MBR and GPT What is the best option in virtualized environments?

what is round robin in vmware¿ what's its purpose?

benefits of using VMFS 5.8?

What is storage I / O control? benefits of using it?

what is in vmware VMW_SATP_SYMM? user benefits?

what is NMP
I have a file server (SBS 2008) with 4TB folders & files. Mostly documents and images. I need to "copy", not back up, these files and folders.

I'm leary about just doing a copy/paste to an external (portable) drive, because I don't want to loose anything in the process. What is the easiest and fastest way to go about this?
we need to verify ,We need to backup our storage about 200TB data ,our vendor quote us HPE StoreEver 1/8 G2 LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 FC Tape Autoloader,a and said that below:
1.First Full Backupof 200TB Data for Single Tape Drive will take 124 Hours
2.5% Increment which is 10TB will take 12 Hours for Single Tape Drive.
3.One 8 tape can cover the full backup ?
I'm trying to convert a vm workstation VM to a proxmox vm.  I have found several guides and I get the general idea, but its still not quite working.  

I took my vmdk and used sftp to move it to proxmox.  

I used
qemu-img convert -f raw a.vmdk a.raw

Then I copied it over using this...
dd if=a.raw of=/dev/mapper/pve-vm--107--disk--1 bs=1M

The issue I have is where to copy the file over too.  The mapper directory doesn't appear to be the right spot.  
I also tried /dev/pve/  

I have two storage ID's  local, and local-lvm   Local has 100 gb of space and local-lvm has 400 gb of space.  I believe I need to copy my raw file over to the loval-lvm, but I am not sure.  

So two questions.
1.  Is this the right procedure to get this acomplished
2.  Where and how do I copy the raw file
Do I need to store all  bitcoin blockchain that nearly 200 gb  to run bitcoin mining or just in stall some part of bitcoin blockchain
    I have a 3 Drive RAID 5 on a Server and so far every Backup Software that we have tried has failed. We have run a program called HDTune Hard Disk Utility and the results showed 1 bad Block. Is their any way (software) to repair this or mark this block so that the backup software can bypass this?

Customer has a Data Domain DD890 system, the Mtree says the file system is disabled but the autosupport shows the system still up and running ?
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i've nas storage WD dx4000 (8 TB 4HD*2T) suddenly it  gives me an error {Startup Failed 0xD9} so how can i keep my data because it's important and recover this error?
I would like to know the steps to configure SAN Storage with two Host servers, we need them to install new ERP and I have two HP DL360 G7 servers with 32 Ram and 300 GB hard desk  after RAID10. connected to SAN storage via fiber channels.
Newly I have installed windows server 2016 on both server.
I want to give each server a share folder in SAN with 1 TB size.

From where I have to start since I never worked with SAN storages.
what I have to do from SAN side and what from both servers side.
Please advise on best way to move files from a regular Google Drive account to a GSuite Drive account.
Please advise on best means/options to enable most reliable two way sync between QNAP TS-453B and Google Drive GSuite Account.  The QNAP provided software options have not been optimal.

Note:  File Stream is not an option as I need files stored on the QNAP to stream via Plex.

I would like to choose the folders(s) to sync and that both changes on the QNAP and Drive account enable changes on both ends.  

Please advise as well regarding other problem to consider when doing this.
Hello all,

One of our servers is quickly growing out of hard drive space - Outlook being a major culprit behind this.
Is there a way we can apply group policy settings on the server that will allow us to control how much Outlook data is synced?
FYI: the server in question is a terminal services server.

Thanks in advance!
We're planning an upgrade from Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016. We have about 20 databases across a DAG. All on Local storage

Trying to figure out the best way to configure the storage.

1.  Currently we have each server configured for 20TB carved up in 3 LUNs or Volumes. I don't see a need for this, a single LUN on the new servers should work. Only thought might be if a rouge DB grew uncontrollably consumed all available space of that LUN, it wouldn't affect DB's on the other LUNs; but I haven't seen this occur, only heard about it.

2. Thinking RAID 6 instead of RAID 5 as it adds the ability to sustain a two disk failure simultaneously without decreased performance.

3. Currently the DBs and Logs are on the same volume in the same folder, I'm thinking of splitting them up for troubleshooting purposes.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.






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.