Author: Hernán J. Larrea

IT professional with twelve years of experience as an Infrastructure Engineer, including six years of experience in Windows Server infrastructure design and support, with a strong security focus. Five years in Storage and Data Protection solutions management and design. Experience assessing customer needs and delivering appropriately sized and cost-effective IT solutions for small, medium-sized and global companies. Current focus on automation and continuous integration technologies.
Optimized recursion: Implementing a cache solution based on linked lists

Optimized recursion: Implementing a cache solution based on linked lists

As I might have said already, I’m no programmer, still I’m curious about programming languages and like to try things. This post, as the title suggests, is about how to implement a linked list and a set of functions which might help to work on a recursive scenario (being these recursive functions, recursive trees, recursive structures …

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Sorting a linked list

Sorting a linked list

While working on something (you’ll see on a later post), and since not being an experienced programmer, I faced this question, ‘how do I sort a linked list?’. I wasn’t in the mood to develop the algorithm from scratch so I started to look on the internet if there was any already written one, found some, but many …

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File copy tools, which is the best?

File copy tools, which is the best?

As an Storage administrator, one of my biggest nightmares in the day to day administration is dealing with CIFS shares and file copies, huge shares, with millions of files, tons of subfolders, orphan folders no one has access to  and UNC paths that go further than 256 characters. Copying data at file level in these …

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Netbackup 6.5 backup process

Netbackup 6.5 backup process

Today I have decided to do some writing on Netbackup… one of the famous backup tool in the corporative world. As you might already know, Netbackup is not so friendly but it is so scalable, that is why so many companies chose Symantec for backup purposes. Netbackup has many, MANY processes and commands, and the …

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NetApp cabling and hardware basics

NetApp cabling and hardware basics

In this post we will review some of the NetApp backend connectivity and hardware basics, like disk ownership, single path and multipath, partner cabling, etc. I decided to write this article since I’ve been working with NetApp for some time, but always managing them remotely, never had the chance to stand in front of one …

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Do’s and dont’s with disks and volumes in Microsoft Windows

Do’s and dont’s with disks and volumes in Microsoft Windows

Some time ago, when I started working in IT (around 2004), companies started moving from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003, there where still some NT4.0 around…. but mainly there where 2000 and 2003 Windows Servers, during this time, I remember we faced some issues involving disk expansions, and other disk related issues… Also some time …

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