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Vol. 1 No. 7 September 2002

Optimizing LAN-free backup

One of the best ways to generate a quick return on an investment in storage area network (SAN) technology is to implement LAN-free backup. While LAN-free backup solves a number of problems through brute force performance, you still need to sweat out the operational details. To get the most from your LAN-free backup SAN, it's important to understand all the performance capabilities and constraints and solve them in parallel. In this article, we look at the steps needed for a meaningful and realistic schedule for LAN-free backup. DOWNLOAD NOW! Model LAN-free backup schedule It shows how schedules can be created for the model SAN - which could then be optimized achieve the desired performance, redundancy, scalability and cost goals.   download excel spreadsheet Building a SAN for LAN-free backup begins with knowing how much backup traffic each server generates. Of course, the amount typically varies according to the day of the week and number of free backup operations that are run. For example, backups running on weekends are ...

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