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    Backup Solution for Primary School

    We currently use an Iomega iStore NAS which had (note the 'had') Two 1Tb drives mirrored for system backup. Just noticed one drive has died and its now running on just the one. Currently also backup to a separate HD on the server itself as a bit of belt and braces etc. Dont want to push fate so what options out there do I have as a replacement for the Iomega? Remember the main title, we are a Primary school so money is of the usual tight kind. Total backup at the moment is about 250Gb but we have about 2Tb of storage space available to be used.

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    You could pick up another NAS for a few hundred quid? I've just brought a Buffalo one. What is your budget?
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    No as usual that depends on the price and how quickly I say the words when I ask for it! Got any links to that Buffalo?

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    Could you just replace the faulty HDD?

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    we have custom built servers with 6tb in each backup weekly. and also crashplan for an offsite backup

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    No as usual that depends on the price and how quickly I say the words when I ask for it! Got any links to that Buffalo?
    The one I picked doesn't have RAID, but if you look on Misco for example you'll find ones with RAID. If you are backing up to the NAS then mirroring that to a seperate drive, if you're struck for cash you may not necessary need the same unit to be RAID'ed.

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    what about a hp microserver i think they are on cash back atm bunk a 4gb flash drive with freenas on it as a boot and load it up with drives

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    Hmm now theres an idea, will have a cache pilot comming spare in the summer, maybe stick a large drive in there with FreeNas or I also have an old server I am flattening and rebuilding to use as WSUS that I could I suppose stick a large drive in as well? The server did have a large drive in at one time but as usual that failed on me as well a while ago, fortunately just a day after I had transfered everything off it as it was starting to play up! Thanks for the options, will look at Buffalo see what the purse strings are like.
    Did see a while back that the Iomega were not designed to have their HD's removed and if you did manage it they were difficult to sort out.
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