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  • file level transfer and block level transfer

    Hello guys,

    whats the difference between file level transfer and block level transfer? i just know that Fiber Channel SAN and iSCSI use block level transfer and NAS uses file level but i don't the exact differences between them. i googled but in vain. i was not happy with what i got on google. any suggestions please

    cheers

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    Re: file level transfer and block level transfer

    With block level data transfer is faster as there is no file system in the meedle. Also snapshots are usually avaiable with this mode. In file level mode you can operate with file names while in block level not.. this is on general, there is much more than that. ..
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    • #3
      Re: file level transfer and block level transfer

      thanks for the reply mate

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