Recent content by hotcrandel

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    FreeNAS - Temporary Storage for VMware ESX Cluster

    I have an ESX Cluster with three hosts running HA, and I want to shuffle around some stuff on my storage, but I'm a little short on free-space. I've run into some file locking issues where only a single hosts can RW any particular datastore with another much older storage product, causing...
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    Leveraging LAN desktop storage

    Maybe look at greyhole?
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    Critique my FreeNAS build list, please.

    If you're going to be using it for 24/7 work, I'd consider a drive that is built for that. You of course will pay more. Here is the data sheet with the drive specs...
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    Saturating Cisco 2960s stack with iSCSI traffic; move to 3560g? 4948?

    FYI the 4948 hasn't dropped any packets at all since installation. Seems to have solved the issue.
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    Saturating Cisco 2960s stack with iSCSI traffic; move to 3560g? 4948?

    That is helpful and congruent with what my google-fu is showing.
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    Saturating Cisco 2960s stack with iSCSI traffic; move to 3560g? 4948?

    I imagine for some of you this would be a fairly basic question; I deployed a ESX cluster a few years ago on a 2960s stack. HP G6 dual quad core, each server with 8 1gb NIC's. HP P4300 storage It was relatively low traffic and seemed to work well from what I can tell. I've since added a...
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    Drobo 5N or this

    Maybe one of those Seagate NAS units then. The drobos are okay too, but they don't come with disks. I'm not sure transplanting disks between a broken drobo and a repaired one (or ANY prebuilt NAS) will work. I'd also encourage you, if you haven't already to establish a backup routine for your...
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    Increase iSCSI Performance over 1 GB Ethernet?

    keep in mind TCP overhead, which can be 10% of your total 125MB/s. From my experience LACP doesn't scale like you think it will.
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    ZFS/nexenta instance failed drive question

    On nexentastor it appears to be finishing the first resliver. The second disk, even replaced, is currently idle.
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    ZFS/nexenta instance failed drive question

    I have a 16x1TB server in RAIDZ3. I had a disk throw a write error, went ahead and replaced it. I am aware that the rebuild does take a long time, probably 5-7 days. We're on day 2, and we lost a second disk Question is, do I go ahead and replace it now, or let the first disk finish? I...
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    napp-it all-in-one build question

    Supermicro site says unbuffered (which is NOT registered) I've recently done a similar build and didn't have any issues with MBD-X9SCM-F-O. The OS compatibilty matrix is a bit useless. You might check online to see if anyone else has...
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    SAS drive worh it for raid 5

    Backups are better. RAID5 != data protection, it is for uptime and capacity. Does your workstation have onboard intel ports? They may support TRIM in RAID configurations. Maybe in sequential reads, but otherwise very much no. Depends on the controller, but probably not at all close. The...
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    Need Help with Pci Expresss x4 raid controller card.

    You might spend as much on the right RAID controller as just upgrading your motherboard and CPU, to get a chipset that supports SATA III. Something to consider.
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    Small SSD running OS running into space issues?

    Just an FYI, I set my page file to 1024MB, but i'm careful not to be one of those 400 tab people in chrome, etc. I also run 16/24/64gb of ram in my various computers. Also, you can generally right click on the "Libraries" in C:\Users, for example if you're using the "admin" user, your music...
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    RR 2720 and 2680

    If you have enough expansion slots, it shouldn't be a problem. What happened to your other card?