Mac Xserve RAID usage
Posted on 2008-10-03
I inherited a Mac Xserve RAID from our previous sysad. He wasn't familiar with it so it kind of sat in its box in our server room for 2 years (I have no idea why they bought it in the first place). Anyway, this is the first time I've seen one so I have no idea what it's for.
I mean, I know that the RAID array can help ensure data will not be lost and there's a truckload of data I can put in there (it has a capacity of 7TB), but that's as far as I know.
For now, I've managed to figure out how to hook it up to another Mac Xserve G5 and initialize the arrays. Now that I've got terabytes of storage space, I don't know if this should be a database server, a web server, an FTP server or something else. We've got plenty of the three aforementioned servers, so I'm hoping to use this for something else.
BTW, the Mac Xserve G5 is running on Mac OS X 10.4 (it sat in the server room for 2 years also).
Thanks in advance!