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  • Nov 26, 2012
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    Can LUNs Be Extended Online Under VMware and Hyper-V? 2

    There's no reason whatsoever to take any sort of outage when expanding a LUN either in a virtual or physical environment. Here's the process, explaining exactly what needs to be done to expand a LUN....More
  • Mar 6, 2012
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    My Results Using a Pure Storage SSD Based Storage Array

    A little while ago I was presented with the chance to do some testing on a brand new storage array that has come to market from Pure Storage. A lot of the time when doing tests like this they want to do connect to their machines and play with some dummy data and see what sort of numbers that you can get. This wasn't the case with Pure Storage, they offered me a unit to rack in my data center so that they could see the numbers that the array was able to handle while running actual production workloads. Here are the findings which I came up with from the Pure Storage array....More
  • Nov 15, 2011
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    Can't I just build my own SAN using commodity hardware?

    It really comes down to what you want to spend your money on, managing your systems or building the storage array....More
  • Aug 16, 2011
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    If It's Instant, It Isn't A Backup 1

    Pretty much every storage vender supports the concept of snapshots. Often these storage snapshots are presented to companies by the vendor as a way to take SQL Server backups without having to worry about eating large amounts of space. Some companies will even use this instead of tape backups. Due to the way these snapshots work they do not make reliable backup....More

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