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How many SAN people are bald?

OK.  I am.  What I have left is probably deeply rooted and I doubt I will lose much more but is my lack of hair related to my constant SAN problems over the last year.  Perhaps it just fell out or I pulled it out.…

History being re-written?

My first external fibre attached storage was in the mid 1990's.  It was a Sun RSM200 (I think) and I used Veritas VxVM 2.4 (or whatever Sun called it then).  I was impressed.  I had all these disks in trays (9 disks…

2008 - one month gone already.

Its been pretty quite on the ole blog front and I put it down to the enormous workloads on people.  I think I have done more in the last month than I did during the last few months of 2007.  Unfortunately, that is not by design. …

Capacity Management - 2008

I am curious about this thing called Capacity Management.  Sure, a few years ago, a lot of people had jobs related to it and even now, some people are doing it.  But, it has always been a Mainframe thing to me.  There are words that stick…

Naughty or nice?

Now that I have caught your attention especially with the word naughty as that probably does a good job of describing me.....  The phrase is mentioned with (mostly) children around Christmas (sorry to all non Christians out there but this is related to a particular event and…

2008 is almost upon us.

I have had a relatively average year in my semi beloved profession as if it could go wrong, it did this year (2007).  Can you believe in such things as double disk failures in one of my USP's parity groups?  Then there is the <…

Archiving - policy or just doing it the easy way.

Perhaps it is because I am getting older but is there anyone out there that understands archiving?  I was at a presentation at HDS last Friday and I raised archiving as part of something that we were looking at.  HCAP came out of the woodwork but it …