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    24th September 2014, 04:24 PM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    Thank you everyone for your input, I must say it was funny to see this thread turn into people being very defensive about their own RAID choices....
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    24th September 2014, 01:18 PM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    I Guess it may seem like a waste as our current servers only use about 80GB for the OS/Software, however It could be argued a RAID5 array of 5 disks...
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    24th September 2014, 11:46 AM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    Bobby_Tables I was sorta Joking about RAID10, its still a consideration, with the amount of disks I've got the I could RAID10 with a hotspare, but my...
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    23rd September 2014, 03:28 PM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    The server will be used for a small amount of users and they won't be storing masses of data, just their work which will be mostly word documents...
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    23rd September 2014, 11:42 AM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    We have been running a server with a RAID5 array (x4 450GB SAS drives) for ~6 years 24/7 (not including reboots) with only 1 disk being replaced in...
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    23rd September 2014, 11:27 AM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    Hehe, RAID10 was something I dismissed because its impossible with 5 drives, but you are right I could do it with 4 drives plus a hot spare! 1.2TB...
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    23rd September 2014, 11:08 AM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    There are no drives in place this is a new server build that contains x5 600GB SAS drives. So If I don't have enough drives for a RAID1 and RAID6...
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    23rd September 2014, 10:56 AM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    Unfortunately I've got 5 drives so RAID1 and RAID6 isn't possible without having 6 drives and my budget wont go that far. I'm just trying to make the...
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    23rd September 2014, 10:34 AM
    Gaz replied to a thread RAID config in Hardware
    Its just a standard domain controller running the usual roles, AD, DNS, DHCP, IIS, (Possibly Hyper-V), Group Policy etc etc etc. My idea was that the...
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    23rd September 2014, 09:59 AM
    Gaz started a thread RAID config in Hardware
    I've got a server with x5 600GB SAS drives, I think I have dismissed RAID6 but what are peoples thoughts on having x2 drives in a RAID1 array and...
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    19th September 2014, 10:32 AM
    Gaz replied to a thread Meru quotes help pls in Wireless Networks
    Who will be managing the WiFi? Are you the school IT Tech? If you will be the one managing the WiFi then maybe get a trial kit from Meru to see if...
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    18th September 2014, 08:56 PM
    Gaz replied to a thread UPS recommendations in Hardware
    Yeah I've decided to go for APC tower style, for support and parts availability.
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    18th September 2014, 02:15 PM
    Gaz replied to a thread UPS recommendations in Hardware
    Its actually £300 (VAT Price) more. I didn't really want to spend more than £650 but I do appreciate its not something that should be skimped on.
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    18th September 2014, 01:41 PM
    Gaz started a thread UPS recommendations in Hardware
    We are in need of a UPS around 2000VA but which make? We've currently got an APC smart UPS, but I'm after a rack mount version however the APC...
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    17th September 2014, 06:04 PM
    I guess for me the GUI offers a visual overview of the config whereas with a CLI you need to look at the config in text format and be able to...
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    16th September 2014, 09:10 PM
    I like that saying, however I can't abide by it yet :p At the moment, not a lot as the server still isn't in place. I've made some VLANS which I...
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    16th September 2014, 08:14 PM
    We are building a new site and this time I opted for HP switches as they get raved about on edugeek. I much prefer a GUI to CLI to config a switch,...
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    16th September 2014, 11:17 AM
    Nice! I'd almost forgotten about this. :D
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    13th September 2014, 11:50 AM
    Gaz replied to a thread Surveillance cameras in Physical Security
    Yeah I saw that but it looks a little overkill for inside a reception. I was going to get a dome type and mount it in a ceiling tile. Will probably...
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