Question concerning server solution.. installation options

Posted on 2006-03-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hello I have recently just bought a new server with windows 2003 server sbs premium...

The server is setup with a 2x73 GB RAID 1  and 3 x 146 GB RAID 5.

The server will be  setup with exchange 2003 and sql server 2000

Do you have any suggestions about where i place the exchange installation and the sql database ?

best practice please ....

Thanks a lot
Question by:daxa78
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    Accepted Solution

    RAID 1 is mirroring (redundancy)

    RAID 5 is striping with parity (r/w speed and redundancy)

    I use RAID1 on OS drives and RAID5 for applications - so put sql and exchange on the RAID5 drives.
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    Expert Comment

    would agree 100%   windows on RAID 1 and exchange on RAID 5 is what we currently have - adding SQL on to that would be fine
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    Expert Comment

    You can put the Exchange on the mirror, just set the stores and logs on the RAID5 set.

    Other than that choice, I agree with the above.


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