NAS and SAN confusion

The concept of a Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) has been around for a long time but it still generates a large amount of confusion amongst technical and semi-technical people alike. Let’s review: SAN A Storage Area Network (SAN) is composed of an independent system, from one to N) which has the

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Windows 2003 Volume Shadow Copy

It’s true: people still use Windows 2003.  For one reason or another, be it obstinance or some other archaic piece of software, companies are forced to hold on to the Windows 2003 server operating system for much longer than many of us would like. “Volume Shadow” was a nice feature incorporate in to Windows 2003 server. 

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How To Clear / Remove the GUID Partition Table (GPT) from a drive

If a drives has a GPT (GUID Parition Table) on it, Windows 7 and Linux will happily use it.  HOWEVER, all of the add-on tools to format a partition on that drive as fat32 (for those that are using large drives) do not understand that partition table type. To clear the GPT entirely from a

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