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LAN-free, serverless and domino backups, oh my.

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In case you've missed anything, here's a roundup of some of the best original technical content that appeared on SearchStorage.com the week of May 10-14. Tips and Ask the Experts Q&A's cover LAN-free, serverless and domino backups.



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  What to consider when calculating availability
  Serverless backup isn't the only solution for a SAN
  The path from disk to tape in a LAN-free backup
  Calculating parallel availability
  A quick look at NetApp filers
  Domino backups getting easier but still challenging
  Consolidating NAS pays off
  Featured Topic: Top 20 storage terms


What to consider when calculating availability
Calculating availability correctly can be confusing but high availability expert Evan Marcus explains how it should be calculated and what factors need to be brought into the equation. Evan runs through two different downtime scenarios.

Serverless backup isn't the only solution for a SAN
According to SAN expert Chris Poelker, all traditional backup methods are all available when it comes to SANs. But, check out this Ask the Expert Q&A and find out why Chris believes a SAN-based backup makes a better solution.

The path from disk to tape in a LAN-free backup
Very simply, SAN expert Chris Poelker explains the path data takes from disk to tape within a LAN-free backup. Hint: SAN host bus adapter connections are involved.

Calculating parallel availability
In high availability expert Evan Marcus' opinion, availability should be calculated on the basis of what matters to the users. In light of that, Evan discusses how to actually determine the stats.

A quick look at NetApp filers
Storage management expert Brett Cooper clarifies one of his earlier responses by taking a quick look at some of the beneficial functionalities Network Appliance filers offer.

Domino backups getting easier but still challenging
Backing up Lotus Domino is now a lot easier with versions R5 and R6. However, author Rick Cook says there are still a number of challenges to address.

Consolidating NAS pays off
Storage managers are discovering that while NAS ultimately may be more limited than a SAN, they can leverage its ease of use, increased capacity and new features to drive significant consolidation projects.

Featured Topic: Top 20 storage terms
How familiar are you with the latest storage terms? Check out the top 20 most frequently searched storage terms and stay on top of the learning curve.

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