Xserve Buying Advice (Drives, RAID, Backup)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lazlomass, May 7, 2008.

  1. lazlomass macrumors newbie

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    May 7, 2008
    #1
    Hello,

    I have the 'go ahead' to buy an xserve however, I still cannot finalize what drive setup I need or which setup would maximize performance and/or stability.

    Below are my requirements and the plan I have so far. A little advice would be greatly appreciated.

    REQUIREMENTS
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    - File Sharing 20 - 25 users (about 50gb of data)
    - Occasional FTP access (1-2 users at a time)
    - Small IntrAnet
    - Run KerioMail Server 6 (50 users)
    - Mirrors of OS drive
    - Backup of Data Drive
    - Offsite backup

    DRIVE SETUP
    -------------------
    -------------------
    BAY 1: 80g 7200 RPM
    BAY 2: 80g 7200 RPM
    RAID 1
    Usage:
    - OS/Applications
    - 50g AFP/FTP
    --------------------
    BAY 3: 1TB 7200 RPM

    Usage:
    Kerio Data Storage
    -------------------


    BACKUP DRIVES
    -------------------
    -------------------
    BUD 1:
    Firewire 800 500gb
    Usage:
    - Retrospect Backup of OS drive
    - Rotated and swapped offsite with BUD 2
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    BUD 2:
    Firewire 800 500gb
    Usage:
    - Retrospect Backup of OS drive
    - Monthly Rotated and swapped with BUD 2
    - Stored offsite
    -------------------
    BUD 3:
    Firewire 800 1TB
    Usage:
    - Permanent Kerio Data Backup & Archive
    -------------------
    BUD 4:
    Firewire 800 1TB
    Usage:
    - Monthly Retrospect Backup of BUD 3
    - Stored Off site
     
  2. lazlomass thread starter macrumors newbie

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    May 7, 2008
    #2
    anyone?

    or should I post in the server forum?
     

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