Move from site specific fileservers to a centralized fileserver
Posted on 2007-03-22
I need some expert input on the following issue:
We would like to streamline our windows 2003 fileservers. We have offices in 3 different towns, interconnected via 10Mb MPLS. Each office/site have their own fileserver with their own file hierarchy. Needless to say, it is a jungle to keep up with the access rights and backups...
Would we (in your opinion) benefit from an approach where we would have one NAS per site, and keep the information mirrored on to the other sites NAS devices? What kind of software would this require (any known freeware around)? If one NAS would go down, the user would be automatically directed to another NAS. Any other suggestions?