Tag Archives: storage

Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016

What is Storage Replica? Block level synchronous or asynchronous, volume based data replication. What does it do? Replicates storage data from a disk attached to one instance of Windows Server to another disk attached to a different instance of Windows … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016

Lots of good stuff. This video about Storage Replica from the guy who heads the Storage team up, Ned Pyle, is definitely worth watching. Informative and funny. There’s also a free eBook: Introducing Windows Server 2016

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Defrag your VMs to improve storage performance

Even if you have some kind of clever VM storage device such as a Tintri, ideally you should still defrag your VMs. If you’re still running VMs on a legacy SAN you should definitely keep them defragged. I’m not going … Continue reading

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Move Maverick folder to external SD card on Android

Maverick is a great mapping tool. It’s very handy because it downloads map tiles to allow maps to be used offline, including Ordnance Survey (for those of us in the UK). However, the map tiles are images and you can … Continue reading

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Bye-bye SAN, Hello Tintri

I first came across Tintri over a year ago, had a look at their product on their website and thought “this sounds rather good”. I’ve chatted to them at IP Expo for the last two years, and recently had a WebEx with a … Continue reading

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Stop 0x00000133 on HP Z220 running Windows Server 2012

I recently had a Z220 delivered to use as a dev server for a Remote Desktop Session Host solution I’m designing. Windows Server 2012 installed ok, and the workstation was left powered on overnight. I checked it was running in the … Continue reading

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EMC CLARiiON – Stuff I’ve learnt

FLARE 30.5 adds support for FCoE FAST Cache (also called Flash Cache depending where you look) – allows you to use solid state disks (SSD/flash disk) for write cache, up to 2TB. Because this cache is stored on flash disks … Continue reading

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