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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Building your own simulated tape library for Backup Exec

Building your own simulated tape library for Backup Exec

Well, since I’ve started writing to this post, even my profile says I  have skills on MS Windows, Storage and Backup environments, always have written about Microsoft, Windows, NetApp storage and some other stuff, but nothing about backups, so let’s let this first article to start what I hope is another theme I can write …

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Virtual PC Thin Provisioning

Virtual PC Thin Provisioning

How many times have you started to build a little test environment in you PC and you find your self in the boring and CPU time consumer process of installing 3 or 4 virtual machines, and finally when you finish installing them you have taken lot of space from your disk, well today I’m bringing …

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SSL, Certificates & Microsoft Windows

SSL, Certificates & Microsoft Windows

Have you ever found yourself on that situation, where you need to install a CA or implement certificate to secure communications and you realize that actually there is something you don’t know? started filling confused? Well, I did, and the best way to shade some light over this SSL and certificate mysteries is to play …

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Windows 7 file system arrangements

Windows 7 file system arrangements

Many of the things we will mention on this post probably apply also to Windows Vista, but since Windows Vista is one of the Microsoft’s black sheeps, will focus on Windows 7. As this new generation of operating systems arrived the market new features were included, such as the ability of implement language packs which …

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What is fractional reserve option?

What is fractional reserve option?

How many questions did my self this same question until I found (or I think I’ve found =P) the answer.  I’ve read several documents and posts on this and none of them gave me a clear view of what fractional reserve is. So, I decided to run some test on a NetApp simulator (If you …

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