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Storage FAQ Part 2



Frequently Asked Questions about file systems, hierarchical storage management, backup software, robotics, benchmarking, MTBF and miscellaneous topics

This FAQ about PC storage was compiled and written by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

Information on disk, tape, MO, RAID and SSD can be found in Part 1 of the FAQ. Part 2 covers file systems, hierarchical storage management, backup software, robotics, benchmarking, MTBF and miscellaneous topics.

Part I: Standards

-1.2 IEEE Mass Storage System Ref Model (OSSI) {Brief, 6/1/95}
storage FAQ: IEEE Mass Storage System Ref Model (OSSI) {Brief, 6/1/95}
-1.4 System Independent Data Format (SIDF)
storage FAQ: System Independent Data Format (SIDF)
-1 Standards
storage FAQ: 1 Standards

Part II: I/O Related Email Lists

-2 I/O Related Email Lists
storage FAQ: 2 I/O Related Email Lists

Part III: Hierarchical Storage Management

-3 Hierarchical Storage Management
storage FAQ: 3 Hierarchical Storage Management
-3.1 Unitree
storage FAQ: Unitree
-3.1.1 Epoch vs Unitree
storage FAQ: .1 Epoch vs Unitree
-3.2 National Storage Lab
storage FAQ: National Storage Lab
-3.3 HIARC
storage FAQ: HIARC
-3.5 Zetaco/NETstor
storage FAQ: Zetaco/NETstor
-3.6 R-Squared Infinity IFS 2
storage FAQ: R-Squared Infinity IFS 2
-3.7 AMASS
storage FAQ: AMASS
-3.9 Metior
storage FAQ: Metior
-3.10 NAStore
storage FAQ: NAStore
-3.11 DMF
storage FAQ: DMF
-3.12 FileServ
storage FAQ: FileServ
-3.13 Cray Research's Open Storage Manager
storage FAQ: Cray Research's Open Storage Manager
-3.15 HP OpenView OmniStorage
storage FAQ: HP OpenView OmniStorage
-3.16 Platinum NetArchive-HSM
storage FAQ: Platinum NetArchive-HSM
-3.17 Large Storage Configurations
storage FAQ: Large Storage Configurations
-3.18 Unix HSM Vendor List
storage FAQ: Unix HSM Vendor List
-3.19 Mainframe
storage FAQ: Mainframe
-3.20.1 HP Optical Jukebox Storage Solution
storage FAQ: .1 HP Optical Jukebox Storage Solution
-3.20.2 Chili Pepper Software
storage FAQ: .2 Chili Pepper Software
-3.20.3 Cheyenne ARCserve
storage FAQ: .3 Cheyenne ARCserve
-3.20 PC & PC Server Oriented Packages
storage FAQ: PC & PC Server Oriented Packages
-3.21 DATMAN
storage FAQ: DATMAN
-3.22 Windows NT
storage FAQ: Windows NT
-3.23 Other Non-Unix HSM
storage FAQ: Other Non-Unix HSM
-3.24 Tapes as Disks
storage FAQ: Tapes as Disks

Part IV: Backup Software

-4.1 PC-Oriented Backup Packages
storage FAQ: PC-Oriented Backup Packages
-4.2.1 Spectra Logic Alexandria
storage FAQ: .1 Spectra Logic Alexandria
-4.2.2 ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager
storage FAQ: .2 ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager
-4.2.3 NetWorker
storage FAQ: .3 NetWorker
-4.2.4 BudTool
storage FAQ: .4 BudTool
-4.2.5 HP OmniBack II
storage FAQ: .5 HP OmniBack II
-4.2.6 Workstation Solutions
storage FAQ: .6 Workstation Solutions
-4.2.7 Amanda
storage FAQ: .7 Amanda
-4.2.8 Remote Backup or Mirroring
storage FAQ: .8 Remote Backup or Mirroring
-4.2 Unix Packages
storage FAQ: Unix Packages
-4 Backup Software
storage FAQ: 4 Backup Software

Part V: Tape and Autochanger Management Software

-5.1 REELlibrarian
storage FAQ: REELlibrarian
-5.2 ANT Medium Changer
storage FAQ: ANT Medium Changer
-5.3 Tapes 3000
storage FAQ: Tapes 3000
-5.4 Others
storage FAQ: Others
-5 Tape and Autochanger Management Software
storage FAQ: 5 Tape and Autochanger Management Software

Part VI: Robotics (Autochangers, Jukeboxes, Stackers, Libraries)

-6 Robotics (Autochangers, Jukeboxes, Stackers, Libraries)
storage FAQ: 6 Robotics (Autochangers, Jukeboxes, Stackers, Libraries)
-6.1.1 Exabyte
storage FAQ: .1 Exabyte
-6.1.1.1 EXB-10h
storage FAQ: .1.1 EXB-10h
-6.1.1.2 EXB-210
storage FAQ: .1.2 EXB-210
-6.1.1.3 EXB-220
storage FAQ: .1.3 EXB-220
-6.1.1.4 EXB-440/480
storage FAQ: .1.4 EXB-440/480
-6.1.1.5 EXB-10
storage FAQ: .1.5 EXB-10
-6.1.1.6 EXB-10i
storage FAQ: .1.6 EXB-10i
-6.1.1.7 EXB-10e
storage FAQ: .1.7 EXB-10e
-6.1.1.8 EXB-120
storage FAQ: .1.8 EXB-120
-6.1.2 ADIC
storage FAQ: .2 ADIC
-6.1.3 Storage Tek (was Lago) DataWheel
storage FAQ: .3 Storage Tek (was Lago) DataWheel
-6.1.5 Cambridge On-Line Storage Sixty and 240 GB libraries, 713/981-3812
storage FAQ: .5 Cambridge On-Line Storage Sixty and 240 GB libraries, 713/981-3812
-6.1.6 Spectra Logic
storage FAQ: .6 Spectra Logic
-6.1.7 Qualstar
storage FAQ: .7 Qualstar
-6.2.1 StorageTek
storage FAQ: .1 StorageTek
-6.2.2 EMASS (was GRAU)
storage FAQ: .2 EMASS (was GRAU)
-6.2.3 3590 (Magstar,NTP)
storage FAQ: .3 3590 (Magstar,NTP)
-6.3.2 Spectra Logic
storage FAQ: .2 Spectra Logic
-6.3.3 HP 4mm
storage FAQ: .3 HP 4mm
-6.3.4 Storage Tek Datawheel
storage FAQ: .4 Storage Tek Datawheel
-6.3.5 Diverse Logistics Libra
storage FAQ: .5 Diverse Logistics Libra
-6.3.6 Qualstar
storage FAQ: .6 Qualstar
-6.3.7 ADIC
storage FAQ: .7 ADIC
-6.4.1 MountainGate (was Metrum)
storage FAQ: .1 MountainGate (was Metrum)
-6.5 Digital Linear Tape (DLT) (Quantum)
storage FAQ: Digital Linear Tape (DLT) (Quantum)
-6.5.1 TZ877
storage FAQ: .1 TZ877
-6.5.2 TL820
storage FAQ: .2 TL820
-6.5.3 MountainGate
storage FAQ: .3 MountainGate
-6.5.4 Breece Hill
storage FAQ: .4 Breece Hill
-6.5.5 Odetics
storage FAQ: .5 Odetics
-6.5.6 MediaLogic ADL
storage FAQ: .6 MediaLogic ADL
-6.5.7 ADIC
storage FAQ: .7 ADIC
-6.6.1 Ampex
storage FAQ: .1 Ampex
-6.6.2 Odetics
storage FAQ: .2 Odetics
-6.7.1 Sony DMS, PetaSite
storage FAQ: .1 Sony DMS, PetaSite
-6.8 Optical Disk (MO,WORM) Libraries
storage FAQ: Optical Disk (MO,WORM) Libraries
-6.8.1 Hitachi 448 GB optical library
storage FAQ: .1 Hitachi 448 GB optical library
-6.8.2 HP MO Autochangers
storage FAQ: .2 HP MO Autochangers
-6.8.3 Maxoptix MO Autochangers
storage FAQ: .3 Maxoptix MO Autochangers
-6.8.4 MountainGate
storage FAQ: .4 MountainGate
-6.8.5 DISC DocuStore
storage FAQ: .5 DISC DocuStore
-6.8.6 Kodak
storage FAQ: .6 Kodak
-6.8.7 Sony
storage FAQ: .7 Sony
-6.9 CD-ROM Jukeboxes
storage FAQ: CD-ROM Jukeboxes
-6.9.1 Pioneer
storage FAQ: .1 Pioneer
-6.9.2 CyberTower
storage FAQ: .2 CyberTower
-6.9.3 NSMJukebox
storage FAQ: .3 NSMJukebox
-6.9.4 Nakamichi
storage FAQ: .4 Nakamichi
-6.9.5 CDI Juke Box Library
storage FAQ: .5 CDI Juke Box Library
-6.9.6 K & S M-200
storage FAQ: .6 K & S M-200
-6.9.7 DISC
storage FAQ: .7 DISC
-6.9.8 Meridian
storage FAQ: .8 Meridian

Part VII: File Systems

-7 File Systems
storage FAQ: 7 File Systems
-7.1 NFS
storage FAQ: NFS
-7.1.1 NFS V3
storage FAQ: .1 NFS V3
-7.2 AFS
storage FAQ: AFS
-7.3 DFS
storage FAQ: DFS
-7.4 Log based file systems
storage FAQ: Log based file systems
-7.5 Mainframe File Systems
storage FAQ: Mainframe File Systems
-7.6 Parallel System File Systems
storage FAQ: Parallel System File Systems
-7.7 Microsoft Windows NT
storage FAQ: Microsoft Windows NT
-7.8 Large Unix File Systems
storage FAQ: Large Unix File Systems
-7.9 Non-Unix Large File Systems
storage FAQ: Non-Unix Large File Systems

Part VIII: (Device) Interfaces

-8 (Device) Interfaces
storage FAQ: 8 (Device) Interfaces
-8.1 SCSI {Full}
storage FAQ: SCSI {Full}
-8.1.1 Single ended vs differential
storage FAQ: .1 Single ended vs differential
-8.1.2 Asynchronous vs Synchronous Transfers
storage FAQ: .2 Asynchronous vs Synchronous Transfers
-8.1.3 SCSI-I vs SCSI-II vs SCSI-III
storage FAQ: .3 SCSI-I vs SCSI-II vs SCSI-III
-8.1.4 Fast-Wide SCSI
storage FAQ: .4 Fast-Wide SCSI
-8.1.5 Shared Busses / Performance
storage FAQ: .5 Shared Busses / Performance
-8.1.6 Cabling/Hot Plugging
storage FAQ: .6 Cabling/Hot Plugging
-8.1.7 Third Party Transfers/Separation of Control & Data Paths
storage FAQ: .7 Third Party Transfers/Separation of Control & Data Paths
-8.2 IDE
storage FAQ: IDE
-8.4 HIPPI
storage FAQ: HIPPI
-8.4.1 HIPPI-6400
storage FAQ: .1 HIPPI-6400
-8.5 Ultranet
storage FAQ: Ultranet
-8.6 Ethernet
storage FAQ: Ethernet
-8.8 Fibre Channel Standard (FCS)
storage FAQ: Fibre Channel Standard (FCS)
-8.9 ESCONN/SBCON
storage FAQ: ESCONN/SBCON
-8.10 IEEE P1394 (Serial Bus)
storage FAQ: IEEE P1394 (Serial Bus)
-8.11 Serial Storage Architecture (SSA)
storage FAQ: Serial Storage Architecture (SSA)
-8.12 S2I: IEEE P1285 Scalable Storage Interface
storage FAQ: S2I: IEEE P1285 Scalable Storage Interface

Part IX: Other

-9.1 Video vs Datagrade tapes {brief, 5/94}
storage FAQ: Video vs Datagrade tapes {brief, 5/94}
-9.2 Compression
storage FAQ: Compression
-10 Benchmarking
storage FAQ: 10 Benchmarking
-11.0.1 THIC Tape Head Interface Committee
storage FAQ: 11.0.1 THIC Tape Head Interface Committee
-11 Mass Storage Conferences
storage FAQ: 11 Mass Storage Conferences
-12 MTBF (Mean Time Between Flareups, er, Failures)
storage FAQ: 12 MTBF (Mean Time Between Flareups, er, Failures)
-13 Mass Storage Reports
storage FAQ: 13 Mass Storage Reports
-14 Network-Attached Peripherals
storage FAQ: 14 Network-Attached Peripherals
-15.1 Print
storage FAQ: 15.1 Print
-15.2 Web
storage FAQ: 15.2 Web
-15.3 Newsgroups
storage FAQ: 15.3 Newsgroups
-15.4 Research Papers
storage FAQ: 15.4 Research Papers
-16 ORIGINAL CALL FOR VOTES
storage FAQ: 16 ORIGINAL CALL FOR VOTES
-17 Original Author's Disclaimer and Affiliation:
storage FAQ: 17 Original Author's Disclaimer and Affiliation:
-18 Copyright Notice
storage FAQ: 18 Copyright Notice
-19 Additional Topics to be added
storage FAQ: 19 Additional Topics to be added









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