ESOS Project is an open-source software that will take a typical JBOD configuration and present it like an enterprise-class, block-based SAN target. Supports FC, FCoE, iSCSI and Infiniband which allows any user an opportunity to run a very expensive configuration using inexpensive, off the shelf components. Great for non-critical storage as well as creating home lab for self-study.
Neil Anderson's Flackbox is a good launchpad for learning about SAN basics. Check out his free e-book on building a home NetApp Lab.
Cool guys, great products. Fusion-iO is doing something amazing. Building a hardware product that directly competes against large manfacturers like HP, Dell and IBM... and succeeding. Their ioDrive, ioCache, and ioTurbine products provide a solution to a problem all businesses have - slow performance.
**Caution** If this command is used incorrectly or run in the wrong direction it will destroy data.
Command needs run from the 'source' machine.
Command will mirror data from source to destination skipping locked files 'in use' so the command can be run during work hours. Re-reun after hours to copy skipped files from earlier. Marks files as 'copied' or 'skipped' so it will require running the command several times to get all the data.
Robocopy D:\ \\destination\d$ /MIR /R:2 /W:5 /SEC /ZB