iSCSI (or Internet Small Computer System Interface) is a network storage technology that can be used to transfer data across IP networks.

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iSCSI mapped drive incorrect free space

I have a 2TB drive shared as a iSCSI target on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. The second machine, running a Windows Server 2008 R2, is using iSCSI initiator to connect to the iSCSI drive and the ...
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Strange tgtd behavior: Multiple instances?

I'm trying to add a LUN to a running iSCSI target under CentOS 6.5. The iSCSI target is tgtd from the scsi-target-utils package. I'm seeing some pretty weird behavior and I’m a bit of a loss as to how ...
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iSCSI drives not reconnecting on reboot

So, I have two iSCSI target drives attached to my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate install. Every time I reboot my machine, for some odd reason the drives in the iSCSI initiator show a status of reconnecting ...
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Attach Cloud Storage as External Drive to Windows

I am looking to use a Cloud Storage provider as an attached drive on Windows Server 2008, kind of like an iSCSI storage device. I downloaded Google Drive which created a new folder on my system, but ...
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Issues with connection to portal after IP change of Target

After changing the static ip of my Linux hosted iSCSI target I cannot connect anymore using the windows iSCSI initiator. I can ping both ways, all firewalls are off for troubleshooting and I restarted ...
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Windows equivalent of linux “blockdev --rereadpt /dev/sdb” command?

I have three machines A,B and C. Machine A is connected to an iSCSI disk on Machine B. Machine A can only write information to this iSCSI disk. Machine C is also connected to this same iSCSI disk on ...
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how it is different to use an iSCSI-connected disk than for example an SMB file share?

How it is different to use an iSCSI-connected disk than for example an SMB file share? Also what kind of use an iSCSI-connected disk is good for and what are the examples in which situations an SMB ...
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ccboot iSCSI not supported on client

I'm trying to implement some thin clients and I've tried openthinclient, but I don't know how to make the client boot to Win XP. I can only boot to OpenThinClientOS. So I tried another thin client ...
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IOWAIT on removing a stale iSCSI LUN via configfs

I've got a bit of an interesting situation here. I'm currently operating on a system that uses LVM logical volumes to host iSCSI LUNs, which are configured via configfs (!). Somehow, one of those ...
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Can OpenFiler do software RAID and then expose that as an iSCSI target?

I want to build a SAN for personal use for the house server. I came across OpenFiler. I don't want to rely on hardware RAID since the cards can be costly and if the card dies I will have trouble ...
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fsck.ext4 unable to resolve UUID

While connecting remote iscsi storage I was getting above error. This is the configuration of my iscsi server(target) cat /etc/tgt/targets.conf tgtd service is running in server side. My client ...
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Windows fails to detect file system on Linux CD-ROM iSCSI Target

I'm attempting to mount the CD-ROM drive on a machine running Linux to a machine running Windows 8 via iSCSI. tgtd is configured on the Linux machine and the Windows iSCSI Initiator succesfully ...
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Am I likely to encounter data loss when using ZFS send to copy a pool to a server without ECC memory?

I have an OmniOS file server with a ZFS raidz2 array that I want to back up to another machine over gigabit ethernet. The other machine is a Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) system with non-ecc RAM connected to a ...
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Booting multiple Windows 7 from same image and then applying correct CD key

I'm planning to connect 21 Windows 7 computers (OEM) to a central server with iSCSI, and then boot all computers from the same "image". The problem is the CD key. I have 21 valid OEM keys with valid ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium recovering from iSCSI target?

I have a notebook with Windows7 Home Premium which unable to backup to a network drive, but can use an iSCSI device. For backup... :( But... Is there any way to restore my system from the backup was ...
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Making very large file systems in windows with multiple RAID volumes

I have an ipSAN that supports 64 3Tb Hard drives. The SAN limits the volume size of each RAID to be 16HDD's Per volume(16+1 for RAID5). I must split my total HDD space in to 4 volumes. I have a ...
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vmware host stuck after adding a virtual drive to client

I use ESXi 5.0 I created a virtual (400GB) drive (located on an iSCSI mapped drive), and tried to add it to a specific client on the host. The task has stopped at 11%. After over an hour, it seems ...
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Unmount iscsi volume from bash script

Plan: I want to unmount an iscsi volume on my OS X Desktop in a script only if it's mounted. So far, I've identified the disk as disk4s2 with: diskutil list | grep 'V-Movies' | rev | cut -c1-7 | ...
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Performance of iSCSI devices

I am toying around with the idea to use my 2009 Mac Mini as a server. For performance and reliability reasons, I guess I would want to replace its HDD with a SSD. In order to have some disk space ...
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Equallogic two subnet's iscsi conection

I buy one Dell Equallogic PS 6010, and don't buy fiber switch. There are 3 servers, a domain controler with other financial software and yet another with sql server and IIS. The DC and SQL server is ...
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Can I mount a volume that is targeted by iSCSI in Linux?

I have a GPT NTFS volume that I have targeted by iSCSI. I need it to be a drive on my Windows machine AND access the information simultaneously in Linux. Is this possible? I can do some kind of ...
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iscsitarget for linux, mounting on windows

I have an issue with iscsitarget, I feel I finally got it working, but when I mount the drives on my various windows machines, they seem to keep theire own folder structure. example: one computer1, ...
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hosting iscsi on smartos

I am trying to get back into the unix game for some storage projects we have got going. We would love to use joyents smartos (based on illumos) for that. Working with it is a real joy (setting up vms ...
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Fibre Channel, HBAs, iSCSI, general IT knowledge?

I am looking between two options, a pair of Emulex LPe1150-E cards or a pair of Dell XR997 cards. What I'm looking to do: I have a RAID6 array with an NTFS volume on an Areca card. I have my ...
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using ZFS and local hard drives as a cache for a remote iSCSI SAN

This is purely theoretical idea, i dont plan on doing this any time soon, but could you use Local hard drives as a kind of Cache to remote drives stored on Amazon EC2, shared to a user via iSCSI? The ...
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Why do I need to reactivate my dynamic disk after a reboot?

I have added a dynamic disk to a W2K3 machine. It is correctly connected and displayed in the iScsi Initiator and correctly binded. However, I need to reactivate it in the Manage disks console after ...
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What is wrong with my fast-network's slow-network-share(s)?

I have done extreme amounts of testing. cp, dd, rysnc, iperf, netcat, custom-dd and probably more. What I am looking at is a strong network. The iperf results below show that, and I have other data ...
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Reading VMFS data from ZFS snapshot

I am wondering about something and maybe someone can give me a clue. If I have a server running ZFS plus an iSCSI target for my VMware ESXi box. Would ZFS snapshots of the iSCSI virtual block device ...
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iSCSI vs. SAMBA For Single Use

I have a SAMBA server on my home LAN running fine. My main computer is a MacBook Pro laptop; its 320GB hard drive used to be enough for me, but now I'm filling it up, I've considering expanding it. ...
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Can anybody give me an idea of when to use NFS and when to use iscsi as the file system?

What are the differences of these two types? After searching on the Internet, I know NFS transfers files to the client, while iscsi transfers block to the client. With such information, I am still ...
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How to automatically mount a LUKS-encrpyted iSCSI device at boot time

I have a Debian Lenny server and a client with Kubuntu 10.10. The server provides some iSCSI storage. One of the devices is the /home of the Kubuntu client. I know how to add devices to /etc/crypttab ...
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Alternate iSCSI clients for OSX

I am looking for a iSCSI initiator that is not ATTO or GlobalSAN.
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Can I install Windows on a diskless system with iSCSI?

I'm reorganizing my home network, which now includes a NAS box, that, among other things, allows me to export partitions via iSCSI. Now I'd like to get rid of the harddisk in my Windows machine, as it ...
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Best Type of RAID for VMware VMFS [closed]

What type of RAID volume would be the best type to use for a VMFS Volume on my ESXi Hosts. I will be using iSCSI shared storage between a cluster. I have the options of 0,1,5,1+0. I have narrowed ...
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How can I ensure that /dev/sdd & /dev/sde always map to the same drives each time the Linux machine starts?

OS: Linux 2.6.18 (RedHat-based distro) I am transitioning from one iSCSI NAS to another iSCSI NAS. I have them both connected so that I can transfer data. However, each time I reboot the NAS that ...
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How install and boot Ubuntu 10.04 from an iSCSI target?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 to an iSCSI target and boot from it? For example Etherboot allows to boot Windows 2003 Server from iSCSI: I'm thinking about a diskless computer, of course ...
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What is the advantage of iSCSI over SMB?

At my house I'm running a Hyper-V server with a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM acting as a file server. Files are shared across my network using SMB. (Also, the machine is using a PERC 6/i RAID card but ...
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Can iSCSI be used with Windows Home Server?

I am looking to use a combination of iSCSI (Drobo 8-drive device) and Windows Home Server (either an HP appliance or building one from an older machine). Will WHS + iSCSI work? If so will it work ...
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Unable to connect to shared (iscsitarget) dvd-rw drive on ubuntu karmic box

Intro I have desktop with DVD-RW drive that runs primarily on Linux (namely Ubuntu 9.10). My wife has netbook that rins Windows XP with no cd/dvd drive. There's also LAN through our ADSL ...
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tradeoffs of iSCSI vs. AFP when using Time Machine with a NAS?

I'm setting up a home NAS device (Synology DS409) that I'm planning to use for Time Machine backups (amongst other things). What are the tradeoffs between using iSCSI or AFP to mount the backup ...
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How to back up a Windows Home Server over the network?

One of the very few reasons I have to physically interact with my Windows Home Server is to back it up to an external hard drive, with the "Backup Server" feature. It would be more convenient to plug ...
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Is iSCSI good for my situation?

I want to setup a file server for my own personal use. It will be accessed from a simple home network by about 5 computers, mixed between Linux (Ubuntu, usually) and Windows. I plan on using FreeNAS ...