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Storage Administration/Management Expert: Jim Booth

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Jim Booth is an expert in the field of storage administration and management. While he still contributes to the site, he no longer answers user questions regularly. Here are some questions and answers that are still valuable resources to storage professionals.

Jim Booth, Director of Systems Engineering,

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Creekpath Systems
Jim Booth, Managing Director of Systems Engineering, Creekpath Systems, founder of independent storage research group Hard-Problem, Inc, and industry author. Jim Booth has been immersed in storage technology for over ten years, starting first in the mainframe arena and on to UNIX, NT, and modern storage networking systems. He has worked around the world providing storage consulting, design, and process and project management. He keeps up with the latest storage issues and trends by meeting with the top storage managers and end users at Fortune 500 companies on a regular basis. Today, Jim's focus is on storage management and business data flow. He holds a B.S Computer Engineering from Kansas State University.
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2003 storage admin predictions -- Part 1
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2003 storage admin predictions: -- Part 2
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Platform responsibilities
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Different admin roles
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Setting up databases
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RAID 1 requirements
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Common tasks for a storage administrator
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RAID across storage ports
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Databases
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Database data layout for optimized disk performance
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An expert's 2002 predictions
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An Oracle database on IBM ESS
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Hot Swap and Hot Plug
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What's bigger than a Terabyte?
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EMC's claims
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DRM solutions

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