General Chat Thread, Shared storage - between schools in General; Originally Posted by dhicks
I'd go with ricki's comments above and use rsync to run a nightly backup job between ...
12th May 2011, 01:56 PM #16
A primary school is extremely unlikely to need 15,000 RPM SAS discs for file storage. A cheap and cheerful 4 disc NAS using SATA drives will do the job nicely.
Originally Posted by dhicks
12th May 2011, 02:17 PM #17
I'd tend to agree with you, but in most of the other storage-related threads we've had recently people seem to be specifying faster disks. I'm assuming users My Documents and Documents And Settings folders would be redirected to that area, so it might be an idea to be on the safe side with disk I/O capability. It would also help if people did want to get a class to edit some centrally-stored video footage.
Originally Posted by pcstru
12th May 2011, 02:45 PM #18
We store user files (that is, their network drive maps to storage) for 2500 students and 400 staff, plus various other shared drives on an 8 bay SATA based NAS (Thecus 8800pro) using Hitachi 7K SATA2 2TB enterprise drives - it works very well, even for those numbers. Perhaps it's a very very big primary school or perhaps people are spending too much on storage which is faster than they will ever need.
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