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Vol. 3 No. 4 June 2004

Just what is persistent binding anyway?

Persistent binding: a feature of Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapters that allows you to permanently assign a system SCSI target ID to a specific FC device, even though the device's ID on the FC loop (D_ID) may be different each time the FC loop initializes. This capability is useful in multiserver environments that share a device, as you can have multiple servers use the same SCSI target ID when referring to the shared FC device.

Features in this issue

  • NAS on a grand scale

    by  Stephen Foskett

    Do you want to rid yourself of a backup window or two? Continuous backup--also know as continuous data protection--is changing the rules by backing up in real time, or close to it.

  • Down-to-earth HBAs

    Finally, there's an HBA for everyone. Vendors are creating HBAs that are functional and affordable, even for smaller shops.

  • Exchange and NAS On Again

    Microsoft has revised its "No Exchange on NAS" policy to "No Exchange on non-Microsoft NAS."

  • Storage on demand

    Tired of overbuying, overconfiguring or overallocating storage? Utility storage--used in a similiar fashion as electricity or water in your home--may be the answer to your prayers.

  • Continuous protection

    by  James Damoulakis

    Do you want to rid yourself of a backup window or two? Continuous backup--also know as continuous data protection--is changing the rules by backing up in real time, or close to it.

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