Category Archive For: Storage Technology

Storage server

144TB of raw storage in 4U

Last week I visited WHD2011 (World Hosting Day) in Rust, Germany. As usual there was plenty of interesting news and lots of ideas on how computing is going to develop ...

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Just how important is write cache?

Recently saw the following problem from a customer: They are using Acronis Backup to store their backup on a server powered by DSS V6. From time to time the backup ...

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It is impossible to delete this file!

This short story is about how important backing up your data is and how sometimes incidents that people have with regards to data loss or having a second copy of ...

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Ping-Node – explained.

We wanted to provide you an in-depth explanation of the Ping-Node offering clarifications on its function and usage. Incorrect Ping-Node configuration and functionality can cause problems with HA clusters. The ...

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What you can expect from SSD?

Hard disk performance is limited by mechanical parts velocity and there is no solution for this issue. Servers are using RAID for redundancy and for performance. Thanks to RAID technology ...

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Shared storage for Linux servers – quickly and painlessly

How to provide access to shared data using Linux based servers and cluster file system? In this post we are going to present quick and painless way to configure the ...

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A Few practical tips about IOmeter

There are plenty of benchmarking tools available but storage professionals mostly use IOmeter. Unfortunately IOmeter is a little tricky to use. You really need to read the user manual first. ...

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Data caching, performance and security

I guess that all of us know that caching the data usually increase the performance, but I worried if all of us are aware about risk that caching the data ...

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Enterprise Grade Fibre Chanel SAN in 5 Minutes?

I am not kidding. We were getting queries about the performance of our latest DSS V6 build 4786. So I needed to quickly set up a performance benchmark. It took ...

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A few words about hardware compression in a backup with tape drives.

Most present tape drives include a function called hardware compression. This makes available data compression to the magnetic tape by a drive. In many cases this feature may prove very ...

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