small office lan setup
Posted on 2007-07-24
office with 4 machines (win xp), main machine acting as the "server" with printer and internet sharing, with an inventory/invoicing/accounting/cataloguing software installed on them, the main machine has the server part of it with the central db, so that all the info is stored there.
daily back-up of the data, and of course the sharing and use as it is now.
A raid5 server with iomega rev.
does it make sense to spend on the hardware, and have a linux server that takes care of the printer, internet, and back-up, while the software resides on the actual main machine?
Or wouldn't it at this point be more suited a windows server to have the software installed on it, to take the load off the actual main machine as well?