Hi we currently have 7 serverís at our school. I am looking to buy a Nas/San server. I have asked netapp for a price. It was far too expensive. This is going to be used for all student and staff home areaís and for roaming profiles.
Any recommendations for a file server?..
We use one of these
with 4x 500GB Drives for the storage setup as Raid 10
Works very well with 1000 Pupils Home folders + 110 Staff with Home folders and Roaming profiles.
I was looking for a dedicated nas box. This seems too cheap?.
You want a SAN not a NAS suggest you look at an EMC product, Dell sell these rebadged.
We have one of these: http://www.snapserver.com/Snap/en-US...servers/ss520/
Ours doesn't have the JBOD part, but just the main unit with 4 500GB SATA hard disks. There is then an NTFS drive used via iSCSI with a normal HP DL360 G5. Setting it up took about 20 minutes.
If you shop around, you should be able to pick one up for about £2.5 - £3k.
I have one of these with 4TB on board.
Not particularly cheap, but you do get what you pay for at this level.