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.