A guide to managing online storage in Windows serverenvironments
Managing online storage effectively is becoming an essentialcomponent of the information processing strategy as enterprisesplace increasing reliance on their data assets. The many onlinestorage management options available for the Windows serverenvironment can be bewildering to a system administrator, however.In this book, Paul Massiglia draws on his twenty-plus years ofexperience in enterprise data storage to dispel the uncertainty andprovide the Windows system administrator with a complete toolkitfor online storage management.
Starting with an explanation of how disks can be combined undersoftware management to enhance data availability and I/Operformance, Massiglia goes on to discuss hardware and softwareimplementation options available in the Windows server environment.Numerous examples illustrate the use of both embedded and externalRAID subsystems, as well as software management of logical diskvolumes to provide failure-tolerant, high-performance onlinestorage for Windows server applications.
Using both capabilities delivered by the Windows 2000 operatingsystem and enhanced features of the VERITAS Volume Manager-- the defacto standard for Windows online data storage-- Massigliaillustrates how to organize disks so that all data can receive theright balance of availability, I/O performance, and storage cost.You'll learn about:
Intelligent disk drives
Storage architectures for enterprise servers
Combining disks into logical volumes to improve data availabilityand I/O performance
Properties of striping, mirroring, and RAID technologies
Hardware and software alternatives for implementing logicalvolumes
Using failure-tolerant volumes to reduce backup windows
Managing logical volumes in clusters of Windows servers
Long-distance data replication for publication and disasterrecovery
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