Centralised file storage and managment
Posted on 2007-07-31
Could someone help me out by suggesting the best solution for our small office network.
We need to share alot of files and all work from home, we run pcs and macs, the office is part of a complex and has its own ip address and range of addresses to work from.
We are looking into central file storage and have been looking at a westerndigital ethernet 1TB hard disk. This boasts that it can store files centrally which you can access from anywhere.
We like the sound of this solution as we dont want to buy a server just yet. Our concerns lie in the file managment and back up, i know we can split the disk and run it as two 500GB disks (RAID). But we would want to have some system for sycronising files or file managment (if a file is open and being worked on, it cant be access by someone else.
This is a bit of a grey area for us, any advice would be much appriciated.