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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 What Are SANs and NAS?

    1. From SCSI to SANs

    2. What Is a SAN?

    3. Backup and Recovery: Before SANs

    4. From NFS and SMB to NAS

    5. SAN Versus NAS: A Summary

    6. Which Is Right for You?

  2. Chapter 2 Fibre Channel Architecture

    1. Fibre Channel: An Overview

    2. Fibre Channel Ports

    3. Fibre Channel Topologies

    4. SAN Building Blocks

    5. Fibre Channel and SANs: A Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Managing a SAN

    1. The Different Uses for SANs

    2. SAN Issues to Be Managed

    3. Access to Storage Resources

    4. Ongoing Maintenance

    5. Using SANs to Maximize Your Storage

    6. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 SAN Backup and Recovery

    1. Overview

    2. LAN-Free Backups

    3. Client-Free Backups

    4. Server-Free Backups

    5. LAN-Free, Client-Free, or Server-Free?

  5. Chapter 5 NAS Architecture

    1. What's Wrong with Standard NFS and CIFS?

    2. NFS and CIFS Advances

    3. System Architecture Advances

    4. High Availability and Scalability

    5. Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

    6. Ease of Maintenance

    7. Ease of Use

  6. Chapter 6 Managing NAS

    1. The Different Uses for NAS

    2. Installing a Filer

    3. Configuring a Filer

    4. Applications

    5. Data Migration

    6. Maintenance

    7. Monitoring, Analyzing, and Reporting

    8. Performance Tuning

  7. Chapter 7 NAS Backup and Recovery

    1. Snapshots and Mirroring

    2. Native Utilities

    3. NFS/CIFS

    4. Push Agent Software

    5. NDMP

    6. What About LAN-Free, Client-Free, and Server-Free Backup?

    7. Database Backup and Recovery

    8. Benefits Summary

  1. Appendix A Disruptive Technologies

    1. DAFS: Direct Access File System

    2. VI: Virtual Interface

    3. InfiniBand

    4. iSCSI

  2. Appendix B RAID Levels

    1. RAID 0

    2. RAID 1

    3. RAID 0+1

    4. RAID 1+0 (RAID 10)

    5. RAID 2

    6. RAID 3

    7. RAID 4 and RAID 5

  3. Colophon