Archive for 2011



Feb 23 2011

MSA 2012i SAN Performance Windows vs Linux

Published by under Storage

I’ve noticed backups are getting slower and slower over time going from 500 to 2500MB/min throughput. I run backups on 2 dedicated RAID0 disks hosted on a iSCSI MSA array first, and duplicate them on tapes. Since I want to use the same array for a new database project, I want to measure and tune […]

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Jan 18 2011

Open Any Windows Document from AS400

Published by under AS400

You can open any kind of document on Windows from an AS400 5250 session or a CL. The type of file can either be an image or a picture (jpeg, tiff, bmp, png), a video (avi, mpeg), a PDF, an office document (word, excel, powerpoint), and even an Internet link (URL).   AS400 provides the […]

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Jan 16 2011

DFS Replication, Watch out!

Published by under Windows

Based on advice from a Microsoft techie, I decided to set up DFS (Distributed File System) on a few remote sites about a year ago. Sceptical at first, The rpoduct is so disappointing that I decided to warn people who haven’t made their mind up.   Here are 6 good reasons NOT to use DFS: […]

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