I work in the production department for a small weekly newspaper. Without going into too much detail, the server set up and back up situation is not cutting it. I'm the most tech savvy of the designers, so I've been asked for suggestions. The Goals (In order of importance) Offsite back up Local back up Mac server for the department My Thoughts For offsite back up I've been considering a company like CrashPlan, Carbinite, or Moxy. A clould based service seems reasonably priced, trustworthy, and takes some responsability off our overworked "IT" department. There are days when production is very busy and down time would make things even crazier, so we'd want local data redundancy. Is RAID storage a good idea? Or would it be better to just use and external back up drive? Maybe both? We could keep the old Novel server, but we'd like to move to something Mac based. It would make it easier for us Mac people to do some self support. (The IT department is 2-3 hours away at the parent company offices.) What hardware should I consider? (The company may have an extra MacPro to build up as a server, and I don't think we need the extra capabilities of OSX server. Money, of course, is an issue.) Other Considerations There are 5 seats in the production department. They are a mix of G5s MacPros and one iMac. It be nice to move the other departments servers and Widows PCs to the same back up sollution. (I think there are two other servers and about 12 PCs in the office.) Another reason to consider a Mac server is to eventually move production to a more computer based workflow. For instance, I'd like to suggest using InCopy for proof reading. Any suggestions, experiences, or words of advice?