Tag: Storage

What is AVM doing?

What is AVM doing?

Since I started working with VNX I’ve been wondering what is AVM (Automatic Volume Manager) doing with my file systems. It is great to know that you can delegate everything to AVM so you don’t care what happens between the LUN being assigned from the block side and the file system provisioning, but I always …

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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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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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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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