Tips for the everyday admin -- #4

Tips for the everyday admin -- #4

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Our countdown, brought to you by SearchStorage.com high availability expert Evan Marcus, includes some common sense tips for the everyday storage admin to follow.

#4: Reuse configurations

If something works well in one instance, replicate it everywhere you can
- Easier to support
- Configurations are pre-tested
- High degree of confidence for new rollouts
- May allow bulk purchasing
- Fewer spare parts to stock
- Less for new personnel to learn

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This was first published in March 2003

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