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    Little help from someone to sort out my data.

    Need some help / advice.

    At one of the primary schools i look after we have 1 server that does everything. I wasnt involved with the spec at the time. but its about 2 or 3 years old now and has 300gb hdd.
    We had on there the staff and student profiles and personal drives. along with Pupil shared area / Staff Shared area and a Both Shared Area.

    We have a cloudstation which was going to be used for backups, however we have had to move the shared areas off the server as they were becoming to large, so now they are on the cloudstation NAS . the only problem with that is we cant set security on it properly as its a cheep one. I can set the sharing so the pupils only see the pupils area ( but they have full rights with in there, I cant set it to just be read/write)

    Seems like the head want to keep putting more and more photos and videos into his area and the disk space is getting smaller and smaller.

    I dont really know what to do

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    First thing - have you made all the images smaller using something like Fotosizer? That might give you some breathing space while you think of a longer-term solution. Can you get a bigger HD for the Server? Or an additional one - even an external HD?

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    I agree resizing photos would be my first step but also try using something like treesize to see how the storage is being used and who by. You may find staff are copying photos onto their home folder and then adding them to the shared folders causing duplicates. You wont be able to set permissions on your NAS as it will be formatted in FAT rather than NTFS which allows for permissions.

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    If I get additional hdd for the server, are they a problem to put in? and Raid?

    Stone Server BTW

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    There are some nice Stone people on here - you could ask....

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    does your "nas box" support iscsi as if so you could make it act like a servers own hard drive so you could set permissions as normal

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