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Re: Anyone using a SAN?

From: Sven Geisler <sgeisler(at)aeccom(dot)com>
To: Peter Koczan <pjkoczan(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Greg Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Tobias Brox <tobias(at)nordicbet(dot)com>, pgsql-performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Anyone using a SAN?
Date: 2008-02-20 08:57:21
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Hi Peter,
Peter Koczan schrieb:
> One of the other things I was interested in was the "hidden costs" of
> a SAN. For instance, we'd probably have to invest in more UPS capacity
> to protect our data. Are there any other similar points that people
> don't initially consider regarding a SAN?

There are "hidden costs". The set up of a local disk system is easy. You 
need only a few decisions.
This is totally different when it comes to SAN.
At the end of the day you need a guy who has the knowledge to design and 
configure such system.
That's why you should buy a SAN and the knowledge  from a brand or a 
specialist company.

BTW: You can do other things with SAN you can't do with local disks.
- mirroring to another location (room)
- mounting snapshots on another server


Sven Geisler <sgeisler(at)aeccom(dot)com>   Tel +49.30.921017.81  Fax .50
Senior Developer, think project! Solutions GmbH & Co. KG,  Germany 

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