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Network File Server and Backup Strategy

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Our office currently has (2) 80GB SATA HDD in a RAID 1 array.  We're running Windows 2000 Server.  The hard disks contain the OS and our shared "Data" folder.  We perform a full backup nightly (of the "Data" folder) to a removable 80GB HDD on another machine.  Once a month, we do a full backup HDD that is relocated offsite.

We have currently received a contract that will require nearly 200GB of storage space.  Since this data will ultimately become the property of the client, we hope to keep it separate from our other data.

We were thinking of adding (2) 200GB SATA HDD in a RAID 1 array to the current server solely for the data for this contract.  In addition we were establishing another removable HDD (200GB) in the backup machine.

Our server has an Intel S875WP1 LX mobo that supports up to 6 SATA drives in either a RAID 0,1 or 0+1 array.  It would only support one RAID array, so we would need to obtain another RAID controller.

Is this a viable solution?  Any alternative solutions?
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