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N+ content and snap servers

Discussion in 'Networks' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Comptia N+ course covers snap servers and if not can anyone recommend a course or book for setting up snap servers and fault finding using snap server and NAS?:biggrin
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    the objectives for N+ are here having a look through this, it does not cover snap servers, well not that i noticed...
     
  3. Sparky
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    Not in the Network+ from what I remember. Might be worth downloading some documentation from Adaptec if you need to set one up. 8)
     
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  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Sparky :biggrini am already half way through setting one up , but the software they gave me is crap! No instructions on how to use it!:(:rolleyes:

    Sparky have you ever setup a snap server and what brand of NAS did you use?
     
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  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Cheeks!!:thumbleft
     
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    I setup a Lacie NAS box as a FTP server once. The only other time one of my workmates setup the NAS box (it was hosting a SQL database) I setup the SQL servers and the front end web servers.

    What model do you have?
     
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  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    The one in the chiller room is a BlueArc Titan I think it's a first generation but I have been told I'm not allowed to touch that one, so instead they have given me netgear SC101.

    The first time I saw it i thought they were giving me a Toaster. :p:biggrin


    Here's a picture of it


    What are the specs on the LACIE?
     
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    LOL! forgot, I actually have a Netgear SC101! I havent used it in ages though. What problem are you having with it?

    As for the Lacie, a guy at a company I support bought it for the network as a place just to dump files (no backup). Looked ok, 4 250GB drives and had AD lookup capability for permissions.
     
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  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    What about Linksys?

    the problem is the time it takes to backup the files and I have only got 2x 250GB drives in there and I am expect to back up all of the network shared drives which are just under 700mb. Guy at work suggested compressing files but it's the time it takes and data loss from network outage to take into consideration!:(
     
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    Are you backing up over a wireless network?
     
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  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Just wondering how could increase the data transfer rate? The Cat5e and even cat6 would only give 100mbs? It's a shame there's no connection for optical!

    What data transfer rates do you get?8)
     
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  12. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    No it's going through wired LAN
     
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    Not sure about the exact figures but backing up over wireless was crap, when I patched into the router things were much better.

    What kinda IDE drives do you have in the Netgear? The speed of the drives may be the issue here.
     
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  14. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    There both Maxtors I think there 2mb cache on each drive?
     
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    IMHO cheap NAS's *are* slow.

    It's all down to price - slow and cheap disks, an underpowered motherboard etc.

    You want good performance for a company backup system then put your hand in your pocket! (Or the company's hand! :biggrin )


    Harry.
     
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  16. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks for the input Harry but as you know what it is like to work in the NHS money is always a problem and you have to make do with what your given:(

    In some parts of the building they still use winterms and jet direct boxes:ohmy:rolleyes:

    Harry - have you had any experience with snap servers?8)
     
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    If you mean the brand 'Snap', formerly owned by Adaptec I believe,
    then no - I haven't actualy seen one.

    SANs and NASs are dealt with in the CompTIA Server+ exam, but not in any depth

    I'm slightly confused that you mention Snap, then say you have been given a Netgear. The two are miles apart in their quality levels! :biggrin

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