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articlestoragenewstechtiptutorial February 29, 2012 by Jim McCarron
Summary 8.3 names are a relic of the 1980’s, when the FAT12 and FAT16 file systems used in MS-DOS did not have a provision for arbitrarily-long filenames. In those days, names could have at most eight characters, followed by a single period, and up to a three character extension. That was 25 years ago. More than a decade ago, 255 character names were introduced in Windows 95 and NT 3.5. These operating systems included a slot in their file systems for an “alternate name” formatted according t...
articlestoragenewstechtip February 22, 2012 by Jim McCarron
Summary Deciding the optimal points to import a customer’s NetApp filer can be challenging. Ideally the ARX should import at the highest point possible on the filer in order to keep the total ARX Managed Volume count low. On a NetApp filer the highest possible point would be the volume level. For various technical reasons, which will be discussed below, importing at the NetApp volume level is restricted to a limited set of configurations and should only be used if all technical requirements ar...