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Moving Media Storage Technologies by Karl Paulsen

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STORAGE MANAGEMENT

 

 

Simply having storage available and in sufficient capacity with adequate bandwidth is only part of an overall system reliability and performance equation. If one assumes, wrongly, that the system would never grow, that users would never increase, that every rule in the book would be followed, and that all users would cooperate equally, then there would be no requirements for “storage management.” With that kind of criteria not on your agenda, then this chapter could be passed over completely.

However, this is never the case for a network or a computer system. Nor is this the case in dealing with unstructured, digital media storage. Storage management is a requirement regardless of the scale of the system, the size of ...

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