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NetApp From the Ground Up - A Beginner’s Guide Part 7

November 18, 2014 | 11 minute read

SyncMirror  Summary Reference: Overview of NetApp Replication and HA features SyncMirror mirror aggregates and work on a RAID level. You can configure mirroring between two shelves of the same system and prevent an outage in case of a shelf failure. SyncMirror uses a concept of plexes to describe mirrored copies of data. You have two plex...

NetApp From the Ground Up - A Beginner’s Guide Part 6

November 17, 2014 | 16 minute read

Backups Reference: NetApp Training - Fast Track 101: NetApp Portfolio Affordable NetApp protection software safeguards your data and business-critical applications. Explore the range of NetApp protection software products available to protect your valuable data and applications and to provide optimal availability, IT efficiency, and peace ...

NetApp From the Ground Up - A Beginner’s Guide Part 5

November 17, 2014 | 8 minute read

FlexVolume Reference: NetApp University - Introduction to NetApp Products Data production and data protection are the basic capabilities of any storage system. Data ONTAP software goes further by providing advanced storage efficiency capabilities. Traditional storage systems allocate data disk by disk, but the Data ONTAP operating system u...

NetApp From the Ground Up - A Beginner’s Guide Part 4

November 16, 2014 | 5 minute read

WAFL Reference: Bitpushr: How Data ONTAP caches, assembles and writes data WAFL is our Write Anywhere File Layout. If NVRAM’s role is the most-commonly misunderstood, WAFL comes in 2nd. Yet WAFL has a simple goal, which is to write data in full stripes across the storage media. WAFL acts as an intermediary of sorts — there is a top half wh...

NetApp From the Ground Up - A Beginner’s Guide Part 3

November 16, 2014 | 21 minute read

Storage Summary Reference: Me :) Vservers : contain one or more FlexVol volumes, or a single Infinite Volume Volume : is like a partition that can span multiple physical disks LUN : is a big file that is inside the volume. the LUN is what gets presented to the host. RAID, Volumes, LUNs and Aggregates Response #1 Reference: NetA...