Novell High Availability Server™ (NHAS)
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Internet integration
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After checking all the computers and installing, where necessary, the recommended boards, will the 2000 problem be resolved?
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Using Zip

Iomega recommends using a Zip drive for:

Extends the computer’s memory by 100 MB additionally.
Transferring your files to other computers when it is not possible to transfer them over the network.
Duplication of information from your hard drive.
Opportunities to work at home or on the go.
Designing and conducting multimedia presentations.Using personal disks for individual projects, as well as for working with various clients.
Password protect important information.
Archiving old files and email.
Save all your games.
Storage absolutely everything that you do not want to throw away.
There are several more points in this list about the possible use of Zip drives, which we categorically do not recommend using.

We do NOT recommend you:

Use Iomega discs to archive important information.
Trust disks with the security of business and financial information.
Store large volumes of files scanned or loaded into memory on disks.
Create multimedia libraries.
The best use of Zip drives is information transfer. In the same way as the HMD performed this role in the recent past. The capacity of replaceable cartridges Zip-100, and, moreover, Zip-250 is large enough for modern requirements (in most cases, significantly larger than the size of the copied files). Removable media has small dimensions and weight, which makes it easy to transport. The drive can be quickly connected to any computer.

As a device for creating backup copies, Zip drives can only be used in NOT responsible cases (for example, in a home computer). As a storage medium for server archive information, the Zip drive has insufficient capacity. But most importantly, this drive uses a magnetic recording method. This means that the drive is sensitive to external magnetic fields. It is doubtful whether the information is stored during long-term storage (again, due to the recording method). The removable media itself (Zip cartridge) has insufficient mechanical strength. The edge of the floppy disk can be easily damaged, after which all the information recorded on it is irretrievably lost, and even the disk drive (“clicks of death”) can be damaged.

For archival copying, media using magneto-optics, magnetic tape and CD-ROM are used. Magnetooptical drives have significantly larger removable media than Zip (for 3.5 “media up to 1.3 GB). In addition, they have unique reliability for storing recorded information. Magnetic tape drives, like Zip, do not reliability during long-term storage.

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