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CommVault – The need for speed, pt 1

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Speed and performance is an important capability of a Data Protection solution. Most people logically attribute this to being able to finish all tasks in a defined “window“. I’ve used CommVault for a long time and it’s one of my all time fav’s. It truly does “what it says on the box”.  I’ve also been successful in tuning it effectively… Read more »

Synology DSM 5.2 – Replacing a failed disk in SSD Cache

Not long ago I installed some SSD cache in a Synology DS1815+. It was a cinch. To my surprise, less than 1 week into it’s life, one of the mirrored Samsung 850 Pro drives failed. Fortunately this unit was not in production, but it would not have mattered as the cache remains online with a single failure in a RAID 1… Read more »

Synology DSM 5.2 on 1815+ Enabling R/W SSD Cache

I’ve been deploying a few Synology units lately. They’re well featured, easy to use, reliable and very well priced. For small scale spot SMB storage, they certainly are hard to beat. Up until now, I hadn’t had the need or requirement for any significant performance profiles, with just the SHR RAID and NL-SAS disks performing adequately. That changed for this… Read more »