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SAN School: Lesson 11

"Using point-in-time copies"

Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on what point-in-time copy is, how to figure space requirements, what you need to know about creating snapshots and what software-based copy solutions are available.

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What are point-in-time copies? What types of point-in-time copies are there? Lesson 11 of's SAN School dissects point-in-time copies and snap-shots. Co-author of Storage Area Networks for Dummies Alex Nikitin explores some real-world examples of where point-in-time copies should be used and how. He'll also show you the process for setting up the most efficient point-in-time copy environment.

What you'll walk away with:
** Understanding what a "point-in-time" copy is
** Review the different flavors of point-in-time
** Sizing your environment accordingly
** Review of common examples of point-in-time copies

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About Alex Nikitin: Alex Nikitin is District Storage Manager for HDS as well as co-author of "SANs for Dummies."

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This was first published in May 2005

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