Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday Tech Tip - ZFS Best Practices


Mitch is back with another Tuesday Tech Tip!
Watch this week's video to learn the five best practices you should consider for the administration of your ZFS storage pools.
The best part is he tells you all of them in under 5 minutes! Check it out below.👇

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday Tech Tip - Sizing Large Ceph Clusters



We're back with a brand new tech tip and this week it's all about sizing large Ceph clusters.
In this tech tip, Brett is talking to us about sizing multi-petabyte clusters and giving us tips on how to get the best bang for our buck. He also tells us how to set up our data storage so we can grow our data in the future. Check it out below!



Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Understanding Snapshots



File system backup or snapshots, how do you know which one to choose? If you’re unfamiliar with backups – here’s a refresher. Backups are essentially backing up all your data onto another server. This means if one server fails you have all your data saved on another. To restore your data, it may take a little time as these are read and write. But today I want to talk more about Snapshots as there has been a little confusion over when to use this tool.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday Tech Tip - An Overview of the Network File System Protocol

It's that day of the week again, Tech Tip Tuesday!
In this week's tech tip, Mitch gives us an overview of the Network File System (NFS) protocol. He explains the background of NFS, why it's useful and gives us a mini-tutorial on how to set up an NFS server, client and mounting a share.
Check it out below!




As always - we welcome your feedback! Leave a comment below or suggest a topic you would like to see covered in this series. New Tech Tips are released every Tuesday!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday Tech Tip - How Should You Use The Cloud?

We're back this week with another Tuesday Tech Tip!
Today it's all about the Cloud. Our lead engineer Brett Kelly, talks about the differences between cloud computing and cloud storage. He even tells us how we can build our own publicly accessible cloud using the tools and infrastructure you may already have! Check it below.




As always - your feedback is welcome! Feel free to leave a comment below on a topic you would like to see covered in this series. New Tech Tips are released every Tuesday!

Be sure to check out our GitHub and our technical articles on our Knowledgebase.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday Tech Tip - How To Replace a Motherboard Inside Your Storinator

Archie makes his debut in this week's tech tip!

Here at 45Drives we do things a little differently. We're not about locking you in - that's why we're opensource. But, that also goes for our hardware!

We use enterprise commodity hardware making it easy to swap out and replace parts - as they can be bought right off the shelf.

In this week's tech tip Archie, our field application specialist is showing us how to replace the motherboard inside a Storinator. Check it out below!


As always if you have any questions leave them in the comments on YouTube or below!


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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday Tech Tip - Configuring CTDB 4.9

Our lead engineer Brett Kelly tackles a user-submitted question in this week's tech tip!
This particular user asked us to go over the new configuration that comes with CTDB 4.9. If you've been following our tech tips you'll notice we've covered this before, but things changed with CTDB.

Check out this week's tech tip below to learn more!




Thanks for the question, Thomas! If you have a question you want to ask - leave a comment. You might just be our next tech tip!

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