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Vol. 4 No. 11 January 2006

Snapshot: Bare metal restore used by half of storage managers

Can you do bare-metal restores? Storage readers haven't exactly bought into the promise of bare-metal restore (BMR)--rebuilding a server from scratch in minutes. Less than half of respondents make use of the technology in their shops, and some don't even know what BMR is. "Bare-metal restores are often kludgy and inconvenient. If you patch your Windows boxes regularly, your bare-metal image must change with each patch set," writes a reader. Image backups of a system also take up a lot of space. Nevertheless, among readers who don't currently use BMR software, 29% are evaluating it or planning to evaluate it in the next year. "Admins who don't perform bare-metal images are asking for migraines," writes another reader. "When a server fails, I have it back up and running in less than 45 minutes." Do you make bare-metal images of your servers? Describe the BMR software in your environment. Are you considering BMR software?

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Features in this issue

  • Pump up array performance

    As data wends it ways from hosts, through the fabric and to the array, it encounters many potential bottlenecks. But that also means there are a number of ways to improve storage subsystem performance. The key to the tuning process is a thorough understanding of your application requirements.

  • Encryption appliances reviewed

    Lost tapes have been headline news lately, making encryption products hotter than ever. We review encryption products from Kasten Chase, NeoScale Systems and Vormetric to help you choose the best product for your shop.

  • Top tape libraries revealed

    by  Rich Castagna

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra Logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

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