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Fix this Problem Once and for All (But Don’t Make any Changes)



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August 25, 2010 2:26 pm

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When the primary file server at my Fortune 50 company ran out of file space and crashed, hamstringing some 6,000 employees, the Novell engineering team was called to the Director of IT’s office… the PHB. This was the first time “The Problem” occurred.

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True Open Standards Aren’t Single Vendor Affairs



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August 25, 2010 1:57 pm

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guest post — Brian Singer, security solutions marketing manager, Identity & Security, Novell Recently, a privately held log management vendor, LogLogic, announced that they were interested in having their proprietary log transportation and storage protocol become an industry standard. This is clearly a self-serving power grab with very little substance behind it. LogLogic is doing …

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14,000 files in 9000 subdirectories — gone in 60 seconds



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August 25, 2010 11:48 am

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At a university law school there was a secretary that had managed to accumulate a file structure of 14,000 files in 9000 subdirectories. That woman can file!

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The Power of One



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August 25, 2010 10:02 am

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The enormity of the challenge can often overcome even the best intentions.  There can be little doubt that our economy has entered a “new normal”.   Yesterday’s actions don’t yield the same results.  Things take longer than they used to.  Competition is as fierce as ever.  The pace of change is accelerating. These are but a …

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Ran out of Space and Deleted All My Files (Can you restore them?)



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August 25, 2010 9:37 am

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In our environment, we start all users off with a 200 MB personal “H” drive disk quota. If users need more space, we usually increase their quota as long as it’s work-related materials.

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Pallets of Backup Tapes (Can this cause a black hole?)



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August 25, 2010 9:27 am

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It all started with “Bob, I need to see you in my office.” Counsel decided that we needed to retain e-mail and user files for a potential litigation. So instead of implementing a system to, uh, “archive” mail and files it was decided to just take our backup tapes for each day, keep them. Buying new tapes as needed. Thereby solving the problem, once and for all.

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NDMP Doesn’t Work! (Did I say that?)



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August 25, 2010 9:01 am

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While investigating the RFP for a backup vendor, an assistant manager explained that the current solution was not working, getting up, banging on the table and yelling “NDMP doesn’t work”.

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Novell delivers security solution specifically built for cloud computing providers



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August 24, 2010 3:07 pm

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Cloud security is often cited as the biggest barrier to cloud computing, which is why Novell is working diligently to understand and develop security solutions for cloud environments. We’re tackling cloud security issues by building capabilities and offerings targeting the specific concerns of both the consumers of cloud technologies and the providers of cloud technologies. …

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Four New File Management Suite Videos Posted on YouTube

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August 24, 2010 1:36 pm

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Hilarious videos launch new Novell File Management Suite campaign.

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What’s happening with Novell Conferencing?



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August 24, 2010 10:41 am

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In the next two weeks or so there will be some exciting new features coming out in Novell Conferencing. Read here to find out more….

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