Replacing SBS server from Dell No RAID & no warranty
Posted on 2008-06-10
I'm faced with some decisions and I need some advice bad.... I currently have a Dell Poweredge 1750 that host SBS 2003 sp1 (Exchange, DNS, AD and SQL report services) with 4Gig of RAM.
I'm faced with replacing this critical server because it has
- no RAID,
- out of warranty,
- low on disk space on all 3 drives
- every now the server has a loud humming (CPU I think). Task manager shows NO high usage, Perf mon does spike on disk.
I wanted to know if I could still use the old SBS server as a demoted member server to host IIS or something. I'm truly dreading this project, has anyone completed a similar task and any suggestion or advice would greatly be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.