SAN (Storage Area Network)
Posted on 2015-01-23
I wish to know about setting up the SAN (Storage Area Network) and how it works. I've read the articles upon NAS vs SAN and how SAN can be integrated with servers for sharing hard disk space usage with greater scalability.
My question is that if I setup raid with the hard drives on SAN and allocate the few hundred GB for couple servers will I be able to copy the data from one server to another simply as copy the data from one location of the hard drive to another?
A good example is that if I have a 1TB of hard drive on my desktop and I partitioned it to drive C and drive D. If I want to copy the data from C to D, the process simply moving from C partition over to D partition. I am wondering if the SAN process in the same way which the data does not necessary need to go through the network but simply just move the data from one location to another on SAN.