Chapter 12. Storage Management

Even relatively small networks need a lot of storage, and as time passes and the network grows, the need for storage grows exponentially, not merely arithmetically. Fortunately, hard drives have become cheaper even as their storage capacity increases. Unfortunately, that circumstance often leads to attempts to manage storage requirements by simply buying more disks. Like many quick fixes, this can work for a while but leads to backup and archival complications, and it can end up making it even more difficult to manage the storage of your network.

With a bit of planning and a bit more implementation, you can keep your storage manageable.

Note

In this chapter, we cover file system storage management. However, another ...

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