I am in the process of upgrading our exchange box, I am looking at a DELL power edge 2950 Dual Core Xeon 2.0 5130 4MB Cache 1333KHz FSB, 4GB RAM, (5) each 73GB SAS 10K RPM HDD w/redundant power supply.
I am currently running Server Standard 2003 w/ Exchange 2003. I have currently about 130 mailboxes that I plan to merge to the new server but plan to have plenty of room for growth. The posts and comments I read on using Exchange 2007 really did not justify, however I still am considering&(thoughts comments)
Since I can not cluster two boxes I am looking for the most redundant solution that will provide the most performace.
The configuration that I am looking at is implementing Harware RAID configuration, RAID 1 on two of the 73GB HD for the OS and RAID 5 for the database/logs ect.
I have huge amounts of questions on the transfer from one box to another but lets start with the configuration of the Hardware for now.
Comments, experience, feedback please