RAID allocation for exchange server
Posted on 2006-11-21
I am setting up a stand-alone Exchange 2003 server on a Windows server 2003 box, and am looking for some advice on how I should configure my RAID containters to maximize performance and fault tolerance.
Dell PowerEdge 2950 2 gig ram
6x73GB SAS HD's
Right now our exchange database(s) is less than 16GB, but I would like to go as high as 100GB on the new server.
I was thinking that I could put the OS and the store on a RAID 5 container with 4 of the disks, and put logs on a RAID 1 container with the other 2 disks. Would I want to put the OS and the store on the container like that?
Is there a better way?