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nixCraft: Connecting Linux or UNIX System to Network Attached Storage Device

May 22, 2006, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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Network attached storage (NAS) allows using TCP/IP network to backup files. This enables multiple servers in IDC to share the same storage for backup at once, which minimizes overhead by centrally managing hard disks. NAS is scalable, high performance network solution. The main advantage is more hard disk storage space added to a network that already utilizes servers without shutting them down for maintenance and upgrades.

"Please note that NAS are not just common in IDC or offices but you can use it for file sharing and backup at home..."

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