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#1 Guest_slehmann36_*


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:10 AM



I am looking around to buy a server to replace my current home backup server.


my current setup is an IBM System x3200 as a file server with one 160GB HDD for the OS and one 1TB Disk for server data. I have a Dell Poweredge T110 as a backup server with the same disk configuration. Obliously if the data disk fails in either of these servers it wouldnt be so bad but if both were to fail then i would be screwed.


I have a HP ProLiant DL380 G5 as well but i only have 4x 72GB SAS disks which is not enough to backup the file server and 6 PCs and HP SAS disks are crazy expensive. I want a server that is capable of RAID 5 for the fault tollerence. 


I was looking at the DELL Poweredge 2950 III. i was planning to put 6X 1TB 7200RPM SATA disks in it and use that as a backup server. with DELL, server replacement parts are reasonably cheap in general and i can use standard 7200RPM SATA disks which are cheap as.


What do you think. Is this a good way to do it?


Any other recommendations welcome.




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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

IMO get another Dell, almost all the local businesses have Dell's and are very happy with support and warranty. 

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:47 AM



For now I can suggest this IBM solution: http://www.112it.pl/p/7915E2G - you can take of the 300GB HDDs and instead put inside this: http://www.112it.pl/p/81Y9690


Additionally, for greater security (RAID-5) and better speed - http://www.112it.pl/p/81Y4487.


Supplementary power supply: http://www.112it.pl/p/94Y6668.


Best regards

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