+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Upgrading server space in Technical; Hi there, We keep having issues with space running low on our server. This of course isn't what I want ...
  1. #1
    marsdenprimary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    482
    Thank Post
    247
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    12

    Question Upgrading server space

    Hi there,

    We keep having issues with space running low on our server. This of course isn't what I want as an ICT Technician because it causes print issues, file saving issues and too many other issues to issue an issue at...

    What's the best way to go about upgrading the space?

    All the Best,

    Jay
    xxx

  2. #2
    cromertech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cromer by the coast
    Posts
    731
    Thank Post
    177
    Thanked 109 Times in 97 Posts
    Rep Power
    54
    Think first of all whether this is the only solution as it could be expensive. Can you archive some files that are no longer used (we had stuff from 2003 in some subject folders that just wasn't relevant for the current curriculum)? Can you compress some files (.bmp files come to mind). Can you apply a quota or make your existing one stricter?

    Following this if you still find you are short of space then consider a NAS (Network Attached Storage) that has iSCSI ability as a cheaper solution than physically adding more HDD space into the server (Server 2003 does support this technology).
    If you do decide that the only solution is extra Hard Drives you will probably find that you'll need 3 Hard Drives and a raid card to keep the existing redundancy levels to prevent data loss.

  3. Thanks to cromertech from:

    marsdenprimary (17th January 2011)

  4. #3
    marsdenprimary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    482
    Thank Post
    247
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    Think first of all whether this is the only solution as it could be expensive. Can you archive some files that are no longer used (we had stuff from 2003 in some subject folders that just wasn't relevant for the current curriculum)? Can you compress some files (.bmp files come to mind). Can you apply a quota or make your existing one stricter?

    Following this if you still find you are short of space then consider a NAS (Network Attached Storage) that has iSCSI ability as a cheaper solution than physically adding more HDD space into the server (Server 2003 does support this technology).
    If you do decide that the only solution is extra Hard Drives you will probably find that you'll need 3 Hard Drives and a raid card to keep the existing redundancy levels to prevent data loss.
    Try as I might- the staff don't delete unwanted stuff. There are two members in particular, the ones with the biggest and messiest folders, who seem reluctant to delete ANYTHING! I have asked time and time again...

    What do you suggest? Shall I just move them and see what comeback i get? Tried that once before...!!

  5. #4
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    Agree limits for staff with the SMT then turn on file quota-ing

  6. Thanks to somabc from:

    marsdenprimary (17th January 2011)

  7. #5
    marsdenprimary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    482
    Thank Post
    247
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    Sounds like a good idea...how do i do that?

  8. #6

    LeMarchand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The deepest pits of hell
    Posts
    2,178
    Thank Post
    303
    Thanked 332 Times in 236 Posts
    Rep Power
    141
    I set up a NAS box, moved what I thought was no longer needed to it and left shortcuts in the original locations. I don't think any of the staff have ever noticed. Of course, they might notice if there's a disaster as the NAS box isn't backed up...

  9. Thanks to LeMarchand from:

    marsdenprimary (17th January 2011)

  10. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    559
    Thank Post
    26
    Thanked 62 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    you might find this article a good start point

    How to Enable Disk Quotas in Windows 2000 (listed for Win2k but the options are pretty much the same)
    allows you to specify quota's for users and i would guess groups which would be more useful for you.

    the biggest issue you are going to find with quota's that the staff are going to find it a problem as they are used to not having limits.

    a RAID1 NAS sat on the network is another option (already mentioned) 500GB/1TB mirrored sets are not hugely expensive, and most allow the setting of AD permissions.
    though not suited for having 100's of people moving huge amounts of data id say it will plug a hole if you are struggling for space

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Upgrading a SIMS.net Server from Server 2000 to 2003
    By PrimaryTech in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 20th November 2010, 08:16 PM
  2. Upgrading to Server 2008
    By steve_nfi in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 9th March 2010, 02:25 PM
  3. Upgrading a Server with Ranger
    By pagelad in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21st May 2009, 07:25 PM
  4. Upgrading to R2 on File Server
    By Frazer in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24th March 2009, 08:34 AM
  5. Will you be upgrading to server 2008 this summer?
    By FN-GM in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 18th July 2008, 08:12 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •