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Re: Documentation of big "mail systems"?

On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Christoph Moench-Tegeder wrote:
> So, now we would like Russel to explain why he does not like SAN.

He probably doesn't advocate using SAN instead of local disks if you do not
have a good reason to use SAN.  If that's it, I *do* agree with him.  Don't
use SANs just for the heck of it.  Even external JBOD enclosures are a bad
idea if you don't need them.

But not using a SAN that is already available at a datacenter where all
disks are consolidated into large redundant FC SANs, well, that would be
silly IMHO.  Diskless machines are, if anything, much faster to replace
with a spare one when you need to get them serviced :)

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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