Category Archives: storage

Another Thing You Can’t Ship to a Data Center Any More…Compressed Air

For Data Center managers, the latest entry in the items that can go boom when shipped is..compressed air cans. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM Enhances Disk And Flash For Power Systems

From Timothy¬†Prickett-Morgan at IT Jungle: We are winding down our coverage of the fourth quarter Power Systems platform announcements, and this week we take a look at the substantial enhancements for I/O controllers, disk drives, and flash storage that IBM … Continue reading

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Disk: Oh, How Cheap Thou Art…

Two things struck me today about disk: Went to buy some USB thumb drives for my users. I wanted to get 4 Gb drives so that they would only have the files we wanted them to have without giving them … Continue reading

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Today’s Thought: Disk is cheap but it’s not free

Disk is cheap but it’s not free. With increased disk space comes increased responsibility to use it wisely. Additional expenses incur, particularly for backup, replication, and maintenance. Inexpensive disk drives cost more than the purchase price. It’s a paradox in … Continue reading

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What Color is My LTO Tape?

One of my more popular articles, reposted on 9-14-13: Some of my technical cohorts and I were having a discussion as to whether you could tell what type of LTO tape you were holding by the color of the tape … Continue reading

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Admin Alert: Six Tips for Managing IBM i Spooled File Storage

IT Jungle just published my latest tip on keeping tabs on and reducing IBM I spooled file storage. Check it out by clicking here. ******************************************* This post is sponsored by Hertvik Business Services. Follow Joe Hertvik on Twitter @JoeHertvik. You … Continue reading

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Nice Set of IBM Tips on Cleaning Up QSPL Storage

I’m working on a project to identify and clear out unnecessary spooled file storage on an IBM i (AS/400) system. To that end, I ran across a nice IBM i document on QSPL Storage Cleanup Tips. This is more of … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Which Job is Filling Up My System Storage?

IT Jungle just posted my latest tip on finding runaway IBM i (iSeries, AS/400) jobs that are filling up system storage. Here I answered the following question from one of my clients: Every so often, our system storage breaches its … Continue reading

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Holy Crap!!! We Recovered How Much IBM i Storage?

Hard to believe but after using my techniques for recovering IBM i disk space from storage hogs, we got back 17% of our usable storage space…and we still have some storage hog hunting to do! In the course of a … Continue reading

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Finding IBM i Storage Hogs

We’ve been recently dealing with storage overflow issues on two of our IBM i boxes. As a result, I’ve been referencing the following articles I wrote on how to clean up disk storage when you’re approaching maximum storage usage on … Continue reading

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IBM i QuickTip: Determining Total Disk Space Used and Free Disk Space on a Partition

The easiest way to get your IBM i total disk capacity and free disk space is by using the Work with System Status command (WRKSYSSTS). WRKSYSSTS The System ASP information is located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen … Continue reading

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The Present and Future Use of SSDs and IBM i

Chris Smith of MC Press Online has a nice article today that discusses how people are using Solid State Drives (SSDs) right now (think caching) and when and where this technology might start to edge out hard disk drives from … Continue reading

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