Windows Server 2012 (R2) Deduplication and you

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When someone mentions deduplication with regards to storage many people get blinded by dollar signs, very few people that I talk with know that they might have a perfectly good deduplication solution just sitting in their already provisioned server and not even know it.  Starting with Windows Server 2012, and …

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Tape is dead! Long live the tape! – Part II

Tape is dead! Long live the tape!

If you have read part I of Tape is dead! Long live the tape! you already know more about the differences between speed and performance regarding tape and disk devices. Section 3 ‘Tape is expensive’ started with a calculation to figure out whether or not this myth is true. 3) …

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Backup Alarm Reminder on World Backup Day

Backup Alarm Reminder on World Backup Day

The Fire Department was able to make us check our Smoke Alarms twice a year (‘Check your smoke alarms, when you change the clock!’), so let’s try to start a new tradition and use tomorrows World Backup Day as our once a year Backup Alarm Reminder. Make tomorrow ‘the day’ …

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