Unix Storage Management

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Apress, Oct 16, 2002 - Computers - 336 pages

Unix Storage Management is a comprehensive guide to storage architectures and management, offering a broad base of crucial information to storage administrators interested in making the most of their corporate Unix systems. Authors Ray Kampa and Lydia Bell expound upon a wide range of topics, including general storage principles, storage project management, storage architectures, storage management software, network-connected storage solutions, backup/restoration strategies, performance analysis/management, and more.

Doubling as a reference for the storage manager, the book offers listings of key acronyms and vendor/organization websites, a wealth of technical details, and a primer on TCP/IP networks. Throughout, Bell and Kampa pepper their discussion with a historical perspective of the data storage industry. This book is an invaluable tool for both seasoned and novice storage managers who want to analyze present installations and plan for future upgrades.

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About the author (2002)

Lydia Bell currently teaches network, Cisco, and Microsoft certification programs at the University of Phoenix. Before switching to network consulting and training 7 years ago, she worked as a programmer and quality engineer. Lydia has helped build networks for a variety of clients, most notably the State of Colorado and the City of Castle Rock.

Ray Kampa is a UNIX systems consultant with over 22 years of experience. Ray has worked in massive storage environments such as those for legacy MCI, the current WorldCom, and FedEx. Ray worked for StorageTek in the mid-1980s and will never forget witnessing the trial run of the robotics that would one day become the basis for the StorageTek automated tape silo.

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