Help with Fibre-Channel and connection setup
Posted on 2003-10-30
I work with a digital video editing company. I need to get large digital files from
clients and also offer them the ability to get the finished files from me faster
than snail mail or courier.
It has been suggested to me to setup an On-line server for FTP access(ftp.mydomain.com),
that way clients can upload and/or download. This seems like a good idea, though I'm
trying to figure out the best way as far as hardware (storage) and network
I'm thinking to setup a main unit with win2k and ftp software, install an HBA
and buy a Fibre-Channel enclosure on Ebay to connect to it(RAID 5). That way I can add
if needed. I'm going to also install an HBA into my editing unit and attatch through
a FC HUB so I can get the files to my other machine.
I have an ADSL connection to the net right now. I know I'm going to need more, I
just don't know what connection I should get. ie: ADSL 640kb upstream/4MB down, T1 etc.
This all seems straightforward in theory, What do I really need to do here in order for this to work?
Also would anyone have comments on getting this all setup for this to work properly?
I really need some guidance here, any and all suggestions would be really appreciated.