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An in-depth look at Isilon’s scale-out storage solution

Ars Technica has an interesting article on the background of SANs, how they work and how Isilion SAN systems work. Big data meets big storage: an in-depth look at Isilon’s scale-out storage solution We’ve gone far afield of the original

Posted in Storage Technology

Run ZFS on Linux

Although ZFS exists in an operating system whose future is at risk, it is easily one of the most advanced, feature-rich file systems in existence. It incorporates variable block sizes, compression, encryption, de-duplication, snapshots, clones, and (as the name implies)

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Data storage best practices: Top five storage management answers

The top five Ask the Expert answers of 2010 to help you learn about the most important data storage best practices for your organization. Read about storage management tools and technologies such as multiprotocol or unified storage, data migration, centralized

Posted in Data Storage

zxfer – a handy ZFS tool

zxfer, available under the BSD license,  is a really handy and much promising ZFS tool. It transfer ZFS filesystems, snapshots, properties, files and directories, which can be done with a single command, while having similar end-to-end assurance of data integrity as

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Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Fedora 12

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Fedora 12) to a distributed replicated storage with GlusterFS. Nodes 1 and 2 (replication1) as well as 3 and 4 (replication2) will mirror each other, and replication1 and replication2 will be combined to one

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