Steve Pinder is a principal consultant at GlassHouse Technologies (UK) Ltd. He has more than 11 years of experience in backup and storage technologies, and has been involved in many deployments for companies of varying size. Prior to working for GlassHouse, Steve was an IT contractor in backup and network management roles. He has a BSc Hons in Computer and Communication Systems.
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Contributions from Steve Pinder
- Adding an old hard drive to RAID sets on servers
- RAID level depends on capacity and data criticality
- FATA disk vs Fibre Channel for Exchange and SQL
- RAID 5 explained: Sharing 10 MB file among 5 drives
- Synchronous vs asynchronous replication: Event order
- How does the RAID 5 calculation work?
- What does the parity bit do in RAID?
- RAID 4 vs RAID 5: Which one costs more to implement?
- Backup Exec problem with external disk target
- Do all drives in a RAID 10 array need to be the same specification?
- Thin provisioning: Over-allocation, wide striping, space reclamation
- LUN masking or LUN zoning: Which one is a better fit for a SAN fabric?
- Fibre Channel SAN zoning: Pros and cons of WWN zoning and port zoning
- Storage-area network (SAN) fabrics: Mesh versus core-edge topology
- How to calculate the optimum fan-out ratio on a storage-area network (SAN) array
- What are the main steps when configuring a storage-area network (SAN) switch?
- Achieving concurrent write access to a storage-area network (SAN) without corruption
- What type of data storage media is best for data with long retention requirements?
- Recovering from a two-drive failure in a RAID 10 configuration
- What makes a fabric port change to a loop port?