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Old 05-21-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
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 Customer wants to eliminate his file servers and looking for a centralised NAS storage for file sharing and storing purpose.
 Current data is around 600GB and the data growth is 100% YOY so the proposed solution should be scalable for next 5 years and currently 6TB usable space is required for NAS storage
 Proposed solution should be scalable up to 60TB in future.
 Looking for storage efficiency features like deduplication, thin provisioning, compression, etc.
 Wants to take backup and the current data size is around 600GB. 50 GB Incremental Backup daily. Weekly full backup. Retention Period is 1 Month.
 Looking for a disk based backup solution.


GUYS PLEASE HELP ME HOW TO CONFIGURE THE ABOVE CASE STUDY
 
Old 05-21-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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No. This is not urgent for us. stating something is "URGENT" (in capital letters no less) is just rude. You have not even said please or thank you to anyone in the voluntary community who donates their spare time to help others.
 
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:10 AM   #3
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Copy-paste text from your document file will not help you. You should write it here in more details. These are the instructions for you not for us. You can understand easily but if you want that we should understand this then you should write it more specifically.
Please first read this
 
Old 05-21-2013, 02:37 AM   #4
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> HOW TO CONFIGURE THE ABOVE CASE STUDY

So it is a homework, not an actual problem, innit?
 
Old 05-21-2013, 02:57 AM   #5
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
Urgent + homework = bad post

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Old 05-21-2013, 04:02 AM   #6
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OK guys, point made. This isn't a witch hunt.
 
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:11 AM   #7
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If you are using NAS (Network Attached Storage), I think it is good solution because you can operate it as a file server.
The best part is you can connect to the network using our daily use methods like through LAN via Ethernet, Hard Disks via SATA,SAS, USB
If you want to install it just read this first
http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/lsait/admin/NAS.pdf
Several threads about NAS has been posted here on linuxquestions.org, just search them and read. I am showing you one of those.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...torage-416847/
You will find your solution here only without posting anything else.
Who is your manufacturers QNAP or hp or someone else?
Are you using clustering in your LAN?
If you are facing problem to access data over systems of your LAN, you can use NFS. It is good facility to share data in local networks but I haven't used it for 600GB data, it is really large size. I have used up to 30GB and I haven't faced any major problem.
If you are searching for disk based back up solution, you need really reliable hard disk because you are saying current data size is around 600GB and data growth is 100% Year over year.
 
Old 05-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by chai_tan View Post
Customer wants to eliminate his file servers and looking for a centralised NAS storage for file sharing and storing purpose.
This is a nebulous statement. 'File sharing' HOW? Do you mean that ALL the files need to be accessed by EVERYONE, or do you mean that each department has their own storage space? Are they going to have ONE server accessing the disk, or many?
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Current data is around 600GB and the data growth is 100% YOY so the proposed solution should be scalable for next 5 years and currently 6TB usable space is required for NAS storage
Proposed solution should be scalable up to 60TB in future.
Looking for storage efficiency features like deduplication, thin provisioning, compression, etc.
60TB of disk in a SAN environment is trivial. If you do have a customer who really has those requirements, then you need to get a SAN. EMC or IBM both have all those capabilities and more.
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Wants to take backup and the current data size is around 600GB. 50 GB Incremental Backup daily. Weekly full backup. Retention Period is 1 Month.
Looking for a disk based backup solution.
Again, lacking sufficient detail, and doesn't make much sense, unless your client has very deep pockets. You CAN back up to disk, but you do need to realize that there is a difference between 'making a copy' and 'backing up'. A true backup solution takes versioning into account, has multiple copies of each file, different retention periods, expiration periods, etc. Read up on such things as "tower of Hanoi" rotation. Backing up to disk is no different than backing up to tape or other media, but you have to have the money to spend.
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GUYS PLEASE HELP ME HOW TO CONFIGURE THE ABOVE CASE STUDY
If you really have a client that is asking you for a fairly complex case-study, and is asking you for a quote that is going to be VERY large, you should have the knowledge to make it happen already, shouldn't you?
 
Old 05-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by pavi_kanetkar View Post
If you are using NAS (Network Attached Storage), I think it is good solution because you can operate it as a file server.
The best part is you can connect to the network using our daily use methods like through LAN via Ethernet, Hard Disks via SATA,SAS, USB
If you want to install it just read this first

Several threads about NAS has been posted here on linuxquestions.org, just search them and read. I am showing you one of those.

You will find your solution here only without posting anything else.
Sorry, that's wrong. If you're talking about a company environment, do you really think that an off-the-shelf, USB attached NAS is going to be fast enough for more than 2 or 3 people to use? And NAS devices like that aren't typically going to scale to any decent size, have limited amount of connections for more disks, and certainly aren't robust enough (dual power supplies? NIC'S?) to be used in a corporate environment.
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Who is your manufacturers QNAP or hp or someone else?
Are you using clustering in your LAN?
What does clustering have to do with a disk/storage solution?
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If you are facing problem to access data over systems of your LAN, you can use NFS. It is good facility to share data in local networks but I haven't used it for 600GB data, it is really large size. I have used up to 30GB and I haven't faced any major problem.
No, sorry...NFS is NOT a good solution, since speed will be a factor, especially if you're talking about many users accessing the data all at once. Read up on file locking issues, etc., that you face with a large-scale NFS implementation.
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If you are searching for disk based back up solution, you need really reliable hard disk because you are saying current data size is around 600GB and data growth is 100% Year over year.
Right...which is exactly why a NAS isn't a good idea.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 12:10 AM   #10
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Customer wants to eliminate his file servers and looking for a centralised NAS storage for file sharing and storing purpose.
If client strictly wants NAS storage, you should read this first.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage

If you want to install it according to client's requirement. Take a look at this.
http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/lsait/admin/NAS.pdf
 
Old 05-22-2013, 01:06 AM   #11
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Go to HP and look at SAN solutions. And keeping your backup at one location doesn't seem a good idea. So look at solutions to also take copies of backups to a colocation.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:16 AM   #12
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Recently I read a article about NAS.
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/in/storage/network/sonas/
as well as
http://www.esg-global.com/lab-report...ile-workloads/
Although HP's Network storage solutions look interesting too.
http://konferenz-nz.dlr.de/pages/sto...1_06_05_HP.pdf
I do not know it is the advertising or the features but it looks useful.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 10:49 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pavi_kanetkar
If you want to install it according to client's requirement. Take a look at this.
http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/lsait/admin/NAS.pdf
That's the second time you posted the same link. And, since no one here actually KNOWS what the client's requirements are (since the OP hasn't posted them), telling them that the document you've linked to will address the client's needs/wants isn't accurate.
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Originally Posted by pavi_kanetkar View Post
Recently I read a article about NAS.
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/in/storage/network/sonas/
as well as
http://www.esg-global.com/lab-report...ile-workloads/
Although HP's Network storage solutions look interesting too.
http://konferenz-nz.dlr.de/pages/sto...1_06_05_HP.pdf
I do not know it is the advertising or the features but it looks useful.
If you read the documents related to the HP x9000, you'd see that it's a front-end, which uses a SAN on the back-end. Until the OP posts details about what the client is actually looking for, how things need to be shared, load, users, etc. These questions were asked in post #8...without the answers, there's no way to accurately give an answer.
 
Old 05-23-2013, 04:50 AM   #14
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Hello Chai,


TB0ne is right any solutions on the market could answer to you. But looking at the Data Growth a leader/challenger on the market would be more apropriate. EMC, IBM, Etc.. could be a fit,
I won't be able to advise you on all the product but I'm specialized on EMC Solutions, if you want to have a talk email me at aurelie.sacoman@gmail.com or in private ! Bye! Aurelie

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