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Tips for the everyday admin -- #20

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He may not be Casey Kasem or David Letterman, but those two entertainers can hardly help you manage your networks. Our countdown, brought to you by SearchStorage high availability expert Evan Marcus, includes some common sense tips for the everyday storage admin to follow.

Starting from the bottom, here is tip #20.

#20: Don't be cheap

1. Systems that stay up save money!

  • Downtime costs money
  • Rush jobs cost money

    2. Systems that go down cost money

    3. Increasing your system's availability will cost money.

  • Do it right, and don't skimp!
  • Quality costs money
  • Extra systems cost money
  • Skilled personnel cost money

    4. Spend it, but spend it right!

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    This was first published in May 2002

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