Taming the storage dragon: the adventures of hoTMaN

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Taming the storage dragon: the adventures of hoTMaN
HoTMaN (HoT-standby MaNager) is a joint research and development project between MySpace and USC Database Laboratory to design and develop a tool to ensure a 24x7 up-time and ease administration of Terabytes of storage that sits underneath hundreds of database servers. The HoTMaN tool's innovation and uniqueness is that it can, with a few clicks, perform operational tasks that require hundreds of keyboard strokes by "trusted trained" experts. With HoTMaN, MySpace can within minutes migrate the relational database(s) of a failed server to a hot-standby. A process that could take over 1 hour and had a high potential for human error is now performed reliably. A database internal to HoTMaN captures all virtual disks, volume and file configurations associated with each SQL Server and candidate hot-standby servers where SQL server processing could be migrated. HoTMaN is deployed in production and its current operational benefits include: (i) enhanced availability of data, and...
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh, Andrew Goodney, Chetan Sh
Added 05 Dec 2009
Updated 05 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Shahram Ghandeharizadeh, Andrew Goodney, Chetan Sharma, Chris Bissell, Felipe Carino, Naveen Nannapaneni, Alex Wergeles, Aber Whitcomb
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