Tag: storage

176 What are the different widely used RAID levels and when should I consider them? 2011-12-08T19:40:28.217

159 Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)? 2013-05-14T04:11:27.713

107 Why is Enterprise Storage so expensive? 2011-04-26T22:24:48.190

75 Storing a million images in the filesystem 2009-12-17T16:52:17.983

62 What is the difference between SAN, NAS and DAS? 2009-11-05T13:35:07.843

61 What are the advantages of tape drives? 2013-11-05T09:56:46.147

60 Windows 2008: WinSXS directory growing uncontrollably, blocking server 2009-10-29T12:54:24.913

54 ZFS vs XFS 2009-04-30T09:03:48.723

52 Fibre channel long distance woes 2013-08-26T22:02:09.730

47 What are the merits of SAS vs SATA drives? 2009-05-16T22:02:07.670

47 Probability of Blade Chassis Failure 2012-12-02T16:41:41.197

46 Linux on VMware - why use partitioning? 2014-10-02T09:07:08.183

44 Is it safe to use consumer MLC SSDs in a server? 2011-02-01T20:48:47.473

43 Does an unplugged hard drive used for data archival deteriorate? 2009-08-08T18:30:16.070

39 What's the best way to explain storage issues to developers and other users 2009-05-01T14:12:41.047

39 How to move files between two S3 buckets with minimum cost? 2012-01-12T22:33:05.213

36 Howto check disk I/O utilisation per process 2010-08-12T07:48:49.930

35 What is a Storage Area Network, and which benefits does it have over different storage solutions? 2012-09-07T15:12:58.930

35 What is the use case of a SD slot on motherboard? 2017-01-02T23:25:53.650

30 Distributed Storage Filesystem - Which one/Is there a ready to use product? 2009-06-03T22:31:50.033

30 Why do IOPS matter? 2017-05-22T21:56:51.933

29 Tuning iSCSI storage 2012-05-16T16:42:08.463

29 Why are enterprise SAS disk enclosures seemingly so expensive? 2012-12-31T15:59:20.073

29 Best way to test new HDD's for a cheap storage server 2013-04-23T09:47:25.643

28 Linux - real-world hardware RAID controller tuning (scsi and cciss) 2012-03-26T18:09:37.463

28 Write speed requirement : 1.1GB/s possibilities? 2017-01-04T14:06:48.307

27 What kind of storage do people actually use for VMware ESX servers? 2009-11-02T23:00:21.537

27 How should I set up my Fibre Channel (FC) network? 2012-05-18T19:01:11.703

27 Do I need to RAID Fusion-io cards? 2013-07-15T01:48:21.400

25 Storing and backing up 10 million files on Linux 2011-05-29T17:27:18.307

25 ZFS Data Loss Scenarios 2012-07-24T07:45:39.133

24 BBWC: in theory a good idea but has one ever saved your data? 2014-03-12T11:31:14.563

23 How to format as FAT32 from Windows 7/Vista 2009-08-11T10:15:34.143

23 How to decide between a docker volume container and a docker volume? 2016-01-21T19:57:31.177

22 Hosting a ZFS server as a virtual guest 2012-06-06T17:41:33.760

22 KVM and Libvirt - How do I hotplug a new virtio disk? 2012-12-11T23:22:04.613

22 How effective is LSI CacheCade SSD storage tiering? 2013-05-31T07:36:05.003

21 Server vendor that allows 3rd party disks 2010-02-10T16:15:07.247

21 RAID-5: Two disks failed simultaneously? 2014-07-22T14:48:44.077

21 Can "enterprise" drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations? 2016-01-17T22:02:30.037

20 How to monitor the hard disk status behind Dell PERC H710 Raid Controller with CentOS 6? 2014-04-15T08:51:27.207

19 Is there still a place for tape storage? 2009-04-30T21:14:18.700

19 Extremely fast booting server 2011-11-16T15:56:21.233

19 How can I safely use storage thin provisioning? 2014-04-24T15:35:08.940

18 Economical way to get many harddrives into rack mount? 2011-01-08T13:56:17.187

18 Are RDX removable disks a good replacement for LTO tape? 2011-09-19T18:20:07.690

18 150 TB and growing, but how to grow? 2012-03-25T12:47:38.310

18 Do snapshots + RAID count as a good on-site backup solution? 2014-03-09T12:07:00.063

17 Is running permanently in a VMWare snapshot bad for performance? 2014-12-04T21:20:40.873

16 What brand(s) of hard disk has the lowest failure rates? 2009-05-13T20:14:26.210

16 Is it possible to hide lost+found? 2009-05-19T03:41:40.577

16 Cost effective, long term archival of video and image data? ~50 TB 2010-11-16T06:13:34.640

16 How exactly does a SAS SFF-8087 breakout cable work? + RAID/connection questions 2013-05-24T00:39:27.787

16 Performance Difference SAS vs. SATA? 2014-04-01T05:50:44.233

16 Understanding NVMe storage and hardware requirements 2015-03-22T14:59:03.453

15 Are there no downsides to NetApp SAN solutions other than price? 2009-08-10T20:38:04.483

15 Choosing a SAN technology for 100s of VM Web Servers 2012-03-03T18:42:20.063

14 SAS vs. Nearline/MDL SAS - What is the difference? 2010-10-06T19:26:42.890

14 How do you backup a storage server? 2010-10-28T20:15:14.393

14 What is ephemeral storage good for? 2011-01-20T13:28:36.893

14 Do you lose everything when you have a hard disk failure in a multi-hard disk LVM that does NOT use RAID? 2011-03-01T13:48:27.517

14 S3-compatible Object Storage systems 2011-06-24T18:57:21.400

14 What is the difference between a HBA card and a RAID card? 2014-07-31T08:08:39.073

14 Why are Large Form Factor (LFF) disks still fairly prevalent? 2015-04-08T21:01:19.530

13 Home-brew automatic tiered storage solutions with Linux? (Memory -> SSD -> HDD -> remote storage) 2009-07-22T13:59:18.017

13 Quick method to determine SSD drive health? 2011-06-20T18:08:17.203

13 Measure Linux IOPS for a running system 2011-08-02T07:12:53.057

13 Any experience with SATA SAS Interposer Cards? 2012-02-22T20:26:41.750

13 Safety of write cache on SATA drives with barriers 2012-12-25T22:26:15.083

12 Disabling RAID feature on HP Smart Array P400 2009-06-21T10:22:27.323

12 Why buy costly hard drives from storage server vendors like Dell/HP/Sun? 2010-01-15T08:38:25.500

12 Datacenter Power requirements. A=W/V.... I must be doing something stupid 2010-01-19T23:07:48.773

12 Oracle: how to find out storage space used by a table? 2010-04-15T09:30:40.717

12 LVM volume group shared between KVM/libvirt host and guests: is this a bad idea? 2010-11-11T10:53:39.533

12 Incredibly low disk performance on HP ProLiant DL385 G7 2011-01-12T12:35:52.467

12 Alternatives to Dell's mirrored SD card module for booting a small OS from flash? 2011-09-02T05:20:23.993

12 Tuning Linux disk caching behaviour for maximum throughput 2012-02-15T10:48:50.500

12 Hooking up many different external HDs simultaneously 2012-03-26T19:24:47.970

12 HP storage arrays - multiple channels? 2013-08-09T19:04:17.487

12 How often should I scrub my RAID? 2014-04-10T20:43:28.083

12 How do storage IOPS change in response to disk capacity? 2014-07-01T19:47:47.333

12 What actually happens when I mark a disk as SSD in ESXi? 2017-06-16T01:54:40.607

11 How to remember RAID levels? 2009-06-22T20:32:46.407

11 LVM and disaster recovery 2009-06-25T12:44:53.643

11 Which Distributed File System as a backend for Cloud Computing? 2009-07-05T14:22:37.233

11 Battery Backed Write Cache 2009-09-14T11:12:14.890

11 What is the fastest and safest RAID combination for SATA drives? 2010-03-10T05:56:56.850

11 Why pick a NAS over NFS? 2010-04-21T15:31:52.173

11 Tips on efficiently storing 25TB+ worth million files in filesystem 2010-10-11T03:50:42.167

11 SATA drives in HP ProLiant server? 2011-07-29T02:41:55.070

11 KVM guest io is much slower than host io: is that normal? 2012-09-08T17:25:52.297

11 How to get checksum data integrity on ext4? 2012-12-08T11:15:30.167

11 Is calculating IOPS for ZFS RAIDZ different then calculating IOPS for RAID5 & RAID6? 2013-08-15T18:42:36.220

11 Disk Speed Performance in a SAN 2014-01-16T16:31:32.533

11 Can NetApp Snapshots be used as Backups? 2014-04-13T04:17:08.823

10 What is the difference between LVM and LUN 2009-05-28T15:12:36.593

10 Improving SAS multipath to JBOD performance on Linux 2010-03-05T07:48:38.560

10 Correct placement of devices on a Fibre Channel fabric 2010-11-23T19:12:28.933

10 How do I get my HP servers to email me when a drive fails? 2011-12-19T15:11:25.567