Apr
14
2014

Criteria for selecting files when performing full, incremental and differential backup

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A fundamental function of backup and restore software is the ability to copy data from one place to another. No matter if the backup data are stored on volumes, files, images or on magnetic tapes – we assume that data are being copied from location A to location B. In case of data loss in location A, a backup program should change the backup location and copy the data from location B back to location […]

Mar
19
2014

CeBIT 2014: Datability with Open-E storage management software

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Open-E just spent a fantastic week at CeBIT and here’s a review of what has happened during those five days in Hanover. Open-E and Datability One of the keynote topics of CeBIT 2014 was “Datability” which describes the ability to use and process huge quantities of data – quickly, sustainably and responsibly. As a Linux-based data storage software, Open-E DSS V7 fit this theme perfectly as customers are able to sustainably use commodity servers to build […]

Feb
7
2014

What can we expect from CeBIT 2014?

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Once again, Open-E is heading over to Hannover, Germany in March. But for a few reasons this CeBIT is special and we just can’t miss the No. 1 event for the digital world. The future of cloud computing: Top theme at CeBIT 2014 According to CeBIT: “90% of the population now use cloud services (for example via Facebook, Google or Amazon)” but only “around a third still think this technology relates in some way to […]

Dec
11
2013

RAID Solutions made easy!

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An essential element of the data availability architecture is RAID. With a RAID configuration, you can achieve redundancy, lower latency, higher bandwidth for reading or writing, and recoverability from hard-disk crashes. Following our recent webinars, showing different RAID solutions, we decided to put together helpful RAID resources for you. With them, it will be easy to set up different RAID configurations using our data storage software Open-E DSS V7. RAID levels explained: RAID 1, RAID […]

Nov
26
2013

iSCSI storage: a beginner’s guide

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Storage management for ever-growing capacity of data is a crucial subject for businesses of all sizes. Simple and reliable storage based on iSCSI can be a good alternative for companies looking for cost-effective and easy to manage solutions. iSCSI is a native TCP/IP protocol used for establishing and managing connections between IP-based storage devices, hosts and clients. Open-E Data Storage Software V7 is used for setting up and managing data storage servers. Its design is […]

Oct
30
2013

Diary of an admin: Backup and Data Replication

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Replication, as a way of creating an exact data copy between the source storage location and the target location, is often erroneously put into one bag with backup. Despite of the fact that in both cases we can talk about ‘data copies’ – backup and replication cannot be treated as synonyms. Among many technologies that increase data storage protection, the term ‘replication’ is used very frequently. When you use block or file-based replication, a mirrored […]

Oct
1
2013

Why RAID is not a backup

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Today I would like to discuss the topic of RAID – more specifically backup issues. In the blog post title I proposed a daring thesis which I would like to develop and, as far as I’m able, to prove or defend it. At the very beginning, a few definitions and terms related to RAID have to be introduced, so the readers who aren’t familiar with RAID won’t feel confused. What is RAID? RAID technology extends […]

Sep
20
2013

Open-E DSS V7 + LSI Nytro = Great Solution

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Recently, our QA Lab received the new LSI Nytro MegaRAID. They successfully ran all tests and the product is now listed on our Hardware Compatibility List. The Nytro™ MegaRAID® application acceleration card is designed to accelerate storage applications economically. It is combining leading RAID performance and intelligent caching using onboard flash storage. Developing this card as an all-in-one solution was a smart idea. The SKU list is shorter now and there will be no risk […]

Aug
30
2013

Affordable storage software for educational institutions

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Did you know that Open-E has special discounts for schools, universities and other accredited institutions? We do! Our company believes in the power of education, therefore we offer affordable storage software for academic institutions.   Buy one half of storage, get the other half for FREE! Receiving Open-E’s educational discount is as simple as can be: First, you should register as an educational client in Open-E’s user portal Next, you need to buy Open-E DSS […]

Jul
17
2013

Manage your storage with CLI and PuTTY (Plink)

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There are times when you are required to access your storage server remotely via the SSH (or a similar) protocol, using CLI instead of Web GUI. For this purpose, you can choose from a wide range of available terminal emulators. Our latest webcast explains how to access and manage Open-E DSS V7 using a popular PuTTY client (and a related command line application called Plink) in Windows. In the demonstration video, our moderator created a […]

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