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Data Recycling: What does that mean? For this blog and the topic moving forward, when we say data recycling, we are referring to the process of wiping hard drives clean of any pre-existing data that is contained on them. How do you do this safely and effectively? With a Destroyinator. So, what, exactly, is a Destroyinator? Well, if you’re not…

Data loss is a universal problem. Data loss happens every day, all day. Imagine a counter that keeps climbing and climbing, tallying the sheer amount of data that is lost daily. The numerical size of that would be unimaginable! If you're storing any amount of significant volume or in possession of data that you rely on heavily – for whatever…

We here at 45Drives are big fans of Ceph (as you may know). We even offer FREE public and private CEPH webinars. Ceph is the premier open-source clustering software. It works by linking multiple servers together into a single unit that can provide object, file, and block storage. Storage clustering enables important features that you may want access to, but are architecturally…

When most people use S3 (Simple Storage Service), the first thing they think about is Amazon Cloud Storage. However, the S3 protocol is actually used in many places outside of AWS. S3 is used for interfacing with object storage over a network, by using buckets, keys, and operations. One example is how Ceph implements it via its RADOS Gateways (RGW).…

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.? Each Tuesday, we release a tech tip video that will give users information on…

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…

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…

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'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…

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.…

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