Mac Server Network Advice.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jasper76, May 6, 2013.

  1. jasper76 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2013
    Hi Guys,

    I am after your expert advice.

    I am currently setting up a Mac It Suite for my secondary school.

    New Mini Mac Server 2TB + 25 new iMacs.

    There will be about 200 user accounts but they will be limited to 1 Gb per user.

    So what sort of backup should I use.... where should the users store their files.

    1. DAS external USB 3 (a couple of 4TB drives) (use CCC to copy one drive to the other.)
    2. A 4 bay NAS using RAID 1 (synology etc)
    3. Thunderbolt drive.

    Any advice would be great

  2. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    I use CCC for almost everything and it's never failed.
    Usually LaCie external drives connected to my servers if I want more than the 2 or three in the XServes, then Retrospect to a remote Mac with 4TB Drobo's in alternating saves. Good rule to follow: One backup is not enough. Three is my minimum.

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