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Using SANs and NAS Help for Storage Administrators

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ISBN-10: 0596001533

ISBN-13: 9780596001537

Edition: 2001

Authors: W. Curtis Preston

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Data is the lifeblood of modern business, and modern data centers have extremely demanding requirements for size, speed, and reliability. Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) allow organizations to manage and back up huge file systems quickly, thereby keeping their lifeblood flowing. W. Curtis Preston's insightful book takes you through the ins and outs of building and managing large data centers using SANs and NAS. As a network administrator you're aware that multi-terabyte data stores are common and petabyte data stores are starting to appear. Given this much data, how do you ensure that it is available all the time, that access times and throughput are…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

W. Curtis Preston has specialized in designing data protection systems since 1993, and has designed such systems for many environments, both large and small. His lively prose and wry, real-world approach has made him a popular author and speaker.

Preface
What Are SANs and NAS?
From SCSI to SANs
What Is a SAN?
Backup and Recovery: Before SANs
From NFS and SMB to NAS
SAN Versus NAS: A Summary
Which Is Right for You?
Fibre Channel Architecture
Fibre Channel: An Overview
Fibre Channel Ports
Fibre Channel Topologies
SAN Building Blocks
Fibre Channel and SANs: A Summary
Managing a SAN
The Different Uses for SANs
SAN Issues to Be Managed
Access to Storage Resources
Ongoing Maintenance
Using SANS to Maximize Your Storage
Summary
SAN Backup and Recovery
Overview
LAN-Free Backups
Client-Free Backups
Server-Free Backups
LAN-Free, Client-Free, or Server-Free?
NAS Architecture
What's Wrong with Standard NFS and CIFS?
NFS and CIFS Advances
System Architecture Advances
High Availability and Scalability
Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Ease of Maintenance
Ease of Use
Managing NAS
The Different Uses for NAS
Installing a Filer
Configuring a Filer
Applications
Data Migration
Maintenance
Monitoring, Analyzing, and Reporting
Performance Tuning
NAS Backup and Recovery
Snapshots and Mirroring
Native Utilities
NFS/CIFS
Push Agent Software
NDMP
What About LAN-Free, Client-Free, and Server-Free Backup?
Database Backup and Recovery
Benefits Summary
Disruptive Technologies
RAID Levels
Index