Creating a Server Environment
Posted on 2004-04-10
I would like to set up my computer system at home and I need some advice about this setup:
I currently have a P4 WinXP 20GB, 512 MB desktop (and running out of space).
I would like to set up a "Server" (with lots of GB) to be my machine that I install my software programs on, as well as data. From this, I would like to be able to use my laptop and my desktop to access these programs and data.
Can I mirror my desktop to a server? The problem with my desktop is that it is not very upgradeable on the HDD. (I have one of those Dimension 4300S - small desktops)
I am trying to be economical about my future hardware needs and only want to purchase a laptop, but I have so many other things on my desktop that I would want access. I considered a external HDD, but I don't think that will take care of any future software programs I might want to install and use.
Can someone give me some advice as to how this should work and what hardware I would need? Also, are backups on servers only done on tape, or can you back up onto cd roms too?
Thanks for any advice and direction!!