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    Backup/images server

    Our Admin server has just been replaced so I have a Dell Poweredge Windows 2000 server available. I wondered if it would be worth putting some big drives into this server and using it to store backups and images?

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    I used our old MIS server for little odds and sods - hosts video files, certain bits of software, couple of web apps, spiceworks etc etc.

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    Our old SIMs server is running VMWare so we can use it for the odd 'test', whatever that might involve. Currently we have a Moodle 2.0 DEV install on it. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Our Admin server has just been replaced so I have a Dell Poweredge Windows 2000 server available. I wondered if it would be worth putting some big drives into this server and using it to store backups and images?
    Yep, although you might struggle to find any large harddrives for it these days - it'll either take PATA or older SCSI disk, I should think. Maybe better budget (10?) for a SATA controller too. I'd say ditch Windows and use Linux for such a server.

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    I have a couple of 320GB EIDE drives. Hopefully it has at least one IDE channel.

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    Currently using a pair of 500 gig jobbies for software backups (also serving as my licensing reference) and images. Definitely worth doing, makes life easier than trying to find a CD

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    If I were you I'd stick some harddrives in and get your self a copy of FOG.
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