New to NAS - NAS Question
Posted on 2008-06-09
Hey Guys, I've never really used a NAS drive but I think it would be perfect for a non-profit client of ours. They have a decent Win2003 Server which is currently doing nothing... maybe a file share or two... not even DNS (CRAZY). Anyway, the Dell server doesn't support multiple RAIDs and the currently installed mirrored system is to small and there's no room inside for expansion.
What is the easiest way (and cheapest because they're non-profit) to setup/integrate a NAS system into their network (1 Terabyte RAID1)? The intention is to get everything in one place to back up as well as to implement security so they can keep things private (20 users). We intend to set up a script to map drives like P:\Public (Kix). Would it be easiest to use the lan port and set up that way or just use the USB and get a drive letter (G) on the server? Do we need to use Windows Storage Server to integrate it into Active Directory or am I over thinking this? Sorry for the noob question but I want to make sure I order the right device and that Im not cussing it all night long! Well be moving everyone from a Workgroup user to a Qualified Domain User and dump their local data to the mapped drives on the new device then. Thanks a bunch for your thoughts!