Storage

Dell Expart utility

Increase C:\ disk space on Windows 2003 server

https://theamvj.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/how-to-increase-c-drive-disk-space-on-windows-2003-vm/

SAN vs NAS vs DAS

Direct Attached Storage – DAS

  • DAS is a block device from a disk which is physically [directly] attached to the host machine.
    • You must place a filesystem upon it before it can be used.
    • Technologies to do this include IDE, SCSI, SATA, etc.

Storage Attached Network – SAN

  • SAN is a block device which is delivered over the network.
    • Like DAS you must still place a filesystem upon it before it can used.
    • Technologies to do this include FibreChannel, iSCSI, FoE, etc.

Network Attached Storage – NAS

  • NAS is a filesystem delivered over the network.
    • It is ready to mount and use.
    • Technologies to do this include NFS, CIFS, AFS, etc.

SAN vs. NAS

SAN traditionally employ low-level network protocols for transferring disk blocks, a NAS device typically works over TCP/IP and can be integrated fairly easily into home computer networks.

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From: http://serverfault.com/questions/81723/what-is-the-difference-between-san-nas-and-das

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NetApp

NetApp can be managed used NetApp OnCommand System manager app

This application is usually installed on a server. It interfaces with the NetApp controller.