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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Although tech-inclined in general, I am not too familiar with Solaris so I thought I'd ask for advice on how to get napp-it running again before poking around further and possibly making it worse. After running relatively well for a few years, ESXi got corrupted and I had to do a...
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    GFI vs Nessus

    I don't have experience with GFI so I can't really give a comparison, but do double check your PCI requirements to make sure you are taking care of the 3rd party requirements. Not everything is allowed to be done in-house.
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    My ESXI 5 + openindiana (full install) + nappit is taking up 13gb of my 60gb SSD. I would think you have more than enough with 80gb.
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    I cross-flashed to LSI's P11 firmware but still had the same segment fault issue with the OI installer. Good to know. I'll let it run longer to fully test when I have more time. Your suggestion worked. I removed the AOC-USAS2-L8i, ran the OI-151a installer, powered down, added the...
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    20GB Ram Disk - I7-3930K Quad Channel

    The chrome browser on my primary desktop juggles around 300-500 open tabs at any given time. I actually switched over to chrome because firefox used to choke once you hit 200-300 tabs. I'm also not really a fan of exiting applications that I use on a routine basis -- I like them to be an...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    I just finished 24 hours of memtest without any errors so that rules out the ram. I flashed it with the latest release that Supermicro support had, IT-FW P10. I know the card is LSI based, but is it OK to grab P11 from LSI and use that instead of the latest Supermicro firmware? I wasn't...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    I'm following the all-in-one guide (http://www.napp-it.org/doc/downloads/all-in-one.pdf) and ran into a problem on step 7.9, installation of OpenIndiana 151a. My server has the following parts: Supermicro X9SCM-F-O Xeon e3-1230 16 gb ECC unbuffered RAM Supermicro AOC-USAS2-L8i (SAS2008 based...
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    Flashing AOC-USAS2-L8i to IT mode

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    [NEWS] Chenboro SAS2 6G Expander Board

    I checked my records and I actually ordered on July 24th. The order status has been "Awaiting confirmation by regional warehouse" since July 26th.
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    [NEWS] Chenboro SAS2 6G Expander Board

    Yeah, Provantage.
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    [NEWS] Chenboro SAS2 6G Expander Board

    I ordered on July 26 and am still waiting.
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    Blank (no holes) I/O shield

    http://www.rackmount.com/Rackmt/ATXIOShields.htm offers custom I/O shields. They mention that it is for a specific chassis type, but perhaps with a call you can have them fabricate a generic ATX chassis I/O shield.
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    AOC-USAS2-L8I Compatibility

    I'm running Solaris (Open-Indiana Live-DVD for now), and it loads the driver and detects the attached drives just fine. I'm just worried about not being able to access the card's configuration in case I need to further down the line. There is apparently a CLI utility, SAS2IRCU, that will allow...
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    AOC-USAS2-L8I Compatibility

    I just installed my AOC-USAS2-L8I card and am having some trouble getting into the configuration menu. As I understand, this is a somewhat common problem among non-supermicro motherboards and I'm attempting to use it in an ASRock z68 Extreme4. When prompted, I press CTRL-C to trigger...
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    SFF-8088 - LSI2008 Controller card suggestions?

    edit - that one wasn't external... not sure where i saw an external one. I'll edit again if i think of it.
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    Debate between Lawyers and Programmer on Data wiping on Hard drive- who's right?

    I don't see anything wasteful about their drive management practice. Any of the big-4 consultancies will recommend proper destruction of storage devices that contain PII data (personally identifiable information), which is basically what google deals with right?. Any large company should be...
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    Debate between Lawyers and Programmer on Data wiping on Hard drive- who's right?

    The platters did not seem to take any visual damage from the re-entry so presumably they could just drop them into a new housing and read the data without much trouble.
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    Debate between Lawyers and Programmer on Data wiping on Hard drive- who's right?

    The lawyers are correct in that the data is there on some level after a format, however security is really about risk vs reward. It comes down to how badly someone wants to recover the contents of the drive. The more steps you take towards wiping the data, the more expensive it becomes to...
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    New ZFS Home NAS Build

    Sounds like you have a good plan already. Regarding the ram, I've read a good rule of thumb in ZFS is to plan for 1GB per 1TB of storage. ~8GB would be sufficient, 16GB would give you some room to grow.
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    *Official* Norco data storage products thread

    On my 4224 (v1 I think) it is a 2x5 set of pins on an open black header located at the right when viewed from the back. From left to right I have: molex, molex, SAS, 2x5 pins.
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    Is it necessary to run hard drive test before using the drives?

    You should probably run the factory disk tool if you can. 40 minutes is not really much of an investment to catch potential problems. I recently purchased 5x2tb drives and ended up with 1 dud. Luckily I was able to identify the problem before I was dealing with real data. Just like you, I...
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    *Official* Norco data storage products thread

    According to another user who already received his CK23601, the white 4-pin header at the top left of the card is an I2C connector (header CN1) which the quick start guide says is for 'function for environment monitoring'. I'm not really familiar with I2C -- will a single I2C between the...
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    [NEWS] Chenboro SAS2 6G Expander Board

    Thanks for the update Grog. It's good news that the port assignments are flexible! I'll be suprised if the 6Gbps doesn't work since I believe that is the main difference between the CK23601 and the previous CK13601. jonnyjl: You can also go the DIY route using some of the parts from...
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    [NEWS] Chenboro SAS2 6G Expander Board

    Any documentation with regards to a LED status header? There's some talk in the norco thread about possibly getting the LED fault indicator to work with the right cables and cards.
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    *Official* Norco data storage products thread

    Back on the topic of the error LED headers, are you referring to the vertical array of 2x24 pins inbetween the heatsink and the SAS port on the CK13601? I don't see the same set of jumper pins available on the newer CK23601. Instead it looks like only 2x7.
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    PCI-E power board?

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    [NEWS] Chenboro SAS2 6G Expander Board

    24gbit sounds about right for the performance of my current drives, but as they get replaced with better tech (SSD's) then I think it will start to bottleneck with all 24 drives going at once. I'm lacking real experience here so this is all theory crafting, but I figured it would be nice to...
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    [NEWS] Chenboro SAS2 6G Expander Board

    Can someone who already has this comment on whether or not the ports are hard-configured or can they be setup for input/output however you like? Chenbro's product page lists: Internal: 1x SFF-8087(IN), 6x SFF-8087(to Backplane) External: 1x SFF-8088(IN), 1x SFF-8088(OUT) I'm curious...
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    PCIe bracket for BR10i?

    Link for the lazy. http://www.glcomp.com/ibm-system-x-serveraid-br10i-sas-sata-controller
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    [NEWS] Chenboro SAS2 6G Expander Board

    MacMall has it as well ($365 w/ free shipping). I shot an email to NewEgg to see if they plan on carrying it.
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    Building your own ZFS fileserver

    You'll have to forgive my lack of knowledge on the terminology as I know almost nothing about zfs. I was wondering if it's possible to replicate the "add one disk at a time" style of storage management that WHS employs by raiding multiple zpools which are actually just a single disk each. So...
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    BFG RMA questions/stories?

    As that rumor indicated, it looks like BFG received new stock on Wednesday. My RMA status just updated: Hopefully everyone else that was waiting has a tracking number now as well. I'm looking forward to having a GX2 again.
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    BFG RMA questions/stories?

    Let me know how that goes Matt. I have a GX2 a little over a week in the RMA queue at Aurora, IL that is also held up because of stock issues. My card only lasted a year so I'll be pretty upset if they are unable to provide an acceptable replacement under the warranty provisions.
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