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SAN Versus NAS: What’s the Difference and What Do You Need?

SAN Versus NAS: What’s the difference? First, let’s define what they are. SAN (Storage Area Networks) and NAS (Network Attached Storage) are both network storage solutions, and may seem very similar at first glance. In many cases, either will work about as well as the other. Both usually utilize RAID, and both typically offer a variety of storage management and data protection features. In a cloud-based solution like Zadara’s, SAN and NAS are both supported, so that users can choose the architecture that makes the most sense for them.

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How to Reduce Robocopy Backup Time of SMB Volumes in the Cloud

Even though Microsoft’s Robocopy is multi-threaded, the utility inherently limits the number of outstanding I/Os which it can issue to your VPSA. This is simply due to the fact that it has to read and traverse your directory structure while collecting the data for backup. This causes delays in processing which are exacerbated by network latency.

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