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Apple Pro Training Series: Xsan Quick-Reference Guide, Second Edition by Matthew Geller, Adam Green

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Lesson 1. Xsan Overview

Xsan is a storage area network file system (ACFS, or Apple Cluster File System) and a management application (Xsan Admin) you can use to provide expandable storage to users or applications on client computers with shared high-speed access.

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The Network

A storage area network (SAN) is a way of connecting computers to storage devices that gives users very fast access to files and gives administrators the ability to expand storage capacity as needed without interrupting users.

An Xsan SAN consists of the following:

• Volumes of shared storage, stored on Apple Xserve RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) systems, available ...

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