Data storage market overview: State of the market in 2014


Originally posted on Tech Expectations:
(updated 5/15/14) Data storage is a massive market ($22.5 billion for the 2013 high end storage market alone), and has reached a critical point in its evolution, highlighted by dramatic changes in base technologies, interfaces, and service models. EMC’s recent acquisition of DSSD was another thought-provoking¬†data point. Hardware¬†commoditization and component…

Data Backup for Dummies – eBook


Data sets are growing at phenomenal rates. Users demand instant availability of information. Maintenance windows are no longer acceptable. Regulation is watching backup pretty closely with requirements for encryption and retention. In other words – backups are becoming a nuisance. Fortunately, there’s a solution in EVaulting, also known as backup to the cloud. This expertContinue reading “Data Backup for Dummies – eBook”

SharePoint 2010 Farm Backup Architecture


The farm backup architecture in SharePoint Server 2010 starts a Microsoft SQL Server backup of content and service application databases, writes configuration content to files, and also backs up the Search index files and synchronizes them with the Search database backups. The following illustration shows the farm backup system. For more info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee663490.aspx

In this case, I want to backup the site …


In this case, I want to backup the site collection called http://vsharepoint/sites/test from virtual SharePoint development server and restore to a production server called http://sharepoint/sites/test  Stsadm -o backup -url http://sharepoint/sites/test -filename c:\test.bak Stsadm -o restore -url http://http://vsharepoint/sites/test -filename c:\test.bak -overwrite