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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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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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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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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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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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Hi

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

Thanks
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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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is there a utility i can use to see if there are any NAS devices on my network?
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Hi All,

I've got Exchange Server 2013 that is running one very big Mailbox Database about 1.96 TB as single .EDB file.

Since the drive partition is formatted as NTFS-MBR, I cannot extend it anymore to larger than 2 TB.

So my only option while waiting for new Storage array delivery, I need to delete the older mailboxes that are very big. So after right click on the Exchange Control Panel website and delete them, how do I make sure the disk space is available (White Space is enough) for the future growth temporarily?

my understanding is that after deleting the mailboxes, the mailbox DB is still the same size, but then there is white space that can be used for the rest of the mailbox growth.

Thanks.
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Need to understand the major differences/improvements between deploying the PE R930 vs the Dell/EMC VXRAIL to include flash storage as a scalable VMware solution in order to support over 30+ vm's. Which one gets more bang for your buck.
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can you give examples of cloud storage models and providers and basic architecture
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We have a few windows servers a few linux - a few physical, but recently got a decently beefy vmware server and are running a handful of things on there.   We currently use Acronis but it is TERRIBLE...  mindbogglingly bad.  totally unreliable.... not even reliable to tell you when it's failing... it will have a nice big green "OK" next to servers that are NOT backed up.... sorry /rant.....

I want something RELIABLE... I want to set up the backups, and be able to rely they will happen or I will be notified, and preferably I dont have to intervene and have support try to fix things for hours every couple months.
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Hello,

I am trying to simulate a replacement of VMware ESX on Hyper V running on server 2016.
In my lab, I have two physical servers with the hyper V role installed, the failover cluster manager role and the Hyper V replica broker role. Storage is presented via iSCSI target on Qnap NAS.

Here are my questions.
How do I configure the DRS function? What allows that function?
I attempted to configure Replication, and I received an error that I could not replicate virtual machine to the same cluster.
Suggestions Please
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People,

Can anyone please share some explanation and the difference between the Storage Array Snapshot (HPE Lefthand) and the VMware snapshot?

Because at the moment, I've got Exchange server which is quite big in size (4.8 TB) size in total VMFS footprint, and when I look in the VMFS LUN free space on my HPE Lefthand SAN, I only have several hundreds of GB free space left. does it means the backup with Storage array snapshot will be failed or can cause the whole Storage array becoming Read Only due to no more disk space left at the SAN level ?
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I was playing around with software mirroring on a Windows 10 box with two SSD drives. There was no increase in throughput between a single drive and RAID 1. I was under the impression RAID 1 should have increased the throughput because there were two drives filling the pipe as opposed to just one but it didn't change much. Why wasn't RAID 1 better?
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I have four HP MSA 2040 storage arrays.  I have my MSA's connected to my hosts and I have logged into the MSA and I can see the host connected to the storage.  My question is how do I tell what host is what since all I get is a host ID, which is a really long string of letters and numbers?

For example, in my first MSA, I see it's connected to host 5004566kk3dfk3kwof56 but I have no idea if that host ID is host 3 or 4.

Yes, i could pull cables and see what hosts drops offline, but I've already allocated space and these MSAs are in production now.

So, I was thinking I could log into the host and look at the driver for the HBA card and see a corresponding HOST ID that matched what shows in the MSA, but no joy.

I suspect however, that there is some way to tell the host ID so I can name them in the MSA so I know what MSA is connected to what host.

Thanks

Cliff
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We have several PCs that can write to an external HDD, but cannot connect to our network. These machines are locked down and we have no control over them. They save daily backups to external hard drives or flash drives. We would like to get those back ups on our network so that we don't have to manually move the HDD from the PC to the server in order to copy the data.

Is there a way to use a device of some sort that would act as an external HDD, but that has network ability?

PC -->HDD (via USB) -->??Device?? -->Network. That way we can pick up the backup from the HDD through the network.

I looked into Pogoplug, but they are defunct. NAS would work if it had a USB type B port (or micro) that would allow data to be written via USB. All of the NAS' I have found so far that have USB have the type A port that is not designed as an input.
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I have a Dell T320 server that we just restored from an image backup. It had two (of three) RAID drives in predicted fail, when we removed one to replace it the RAID died immediately. Rebuild of RAID with new drives and then restore from backup went smooth. Now I'm having some trouble.

  1. On boot, it tries to enter system recovery.
  2. If I tell it to boot normally, it tries to load Windows then restarts.
  3. If I go into system recovery, it can't find the Windows installation and asks for drivers or an image to restore. If I load RAID drivers, it finds a Windows install on the RAID volume, which is mapped to the next available drive letter. (Not C:)
  4. Then I can run startup repair and it will prompt for a reboot and boot Windows properly. (With the right volume mapped to C:)
  5. The system runs mostly fine. I have a .NET issue I'm working on but I THINK it's unrelated.
  6. If I reboot the system it goes back to the beginning.

I'm also confused about how it's getting to the advanced boot menu to prompt me to enter system recovery without a Windows volume.
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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices.WindowsRuntime;
using Windows.Foundation;
using Windows.Foundation.Collections;
using Windows.UI.Xaml;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Primitives;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Data;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Input;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Navigation;
using Windows.Storage;

// The Blank Page item template is documented at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=402352&clcid=0x409

namespace New_Storage
{
    /// <summary>
    /// An empty page that can be used on its own or navigated to within a Frame.
    /// </summary>
    public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
    {
        StorageLibrary activelibrary = null;
        StorageLibrary publicvideoslibrary = null;
        StorageLibrary publicmusiclibrary = null;

        StorageLibrary publicpictureslibrary = null;

        IStorageFolder mainfolder = null;

        IStorageItem item = null;

        IStorageFile file = null;

        ListBoxItem itm = null;

        TextBox publictextbox = null;

       


        public MainPage()
        {
            this.InitializeComponent();

            this.Loading += MainPage_Loading;

            this.RightTapped += MainPage_RightTapped;

            this.DoubleTapped += MainPage_DoubleTapped;

            libraries_listbox.SelectionChanged += …
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Hi guys,

Scenario:
Dell blade server which has smoke damage due to a fire in the building.
HDD's SATA seem ok.
VMware ESXi

Aim is to get the VM's out.

Is there a way to recover a Raid 10 array of 6 hard drivers, BUT i only have the ability to see one HDD at a time via a PC (maybe I will need some raid recovery software).  I have a dual bay SATA caddy that I intend on using.

Any suggestions people?  Any other ideas?

Many Thanks.
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I rebooted our file server which is a 2008R2 used only for file services.  There were two Microsoft updates one of which was a service pack update.  It has now been close to two hours and on the screen it still says that it is shutting down.  The blue circle to the left of the text is solid and not spinning.  It has (8) 2 TB hard drives in a RAID 5 array and the last drive is blinking steady green with no other activity.  My question is: Is it possibly still doing something or is it locked up?  I don't know whether I should force another restart or not. Any thoughts?
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Hi All,

I have a a few questions about vSan.  In a 2 Host cluster with one witness host. Each host will have 4x 1.2TB SAS disks and 1x 480 SSD for read cache. What would be the size of the storage? Or is it up to me (hardware Raid,1,5,6...)

If i am using vSan am i also able to connect to an external storage array using iSCSI? The hosts will see the vSan storage and External Datastore?

Thanks in advanced.
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Can I have the NAS backup all data to crashplan straight from the NAS?
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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.