Hello and thank you for your attention to this matter. Your input and insight is appreciated.
I'm in the process of configuring a serve for a client and i'm not sure what sort of raid to use. This server will act as a domain controller, exchange and file server. There are 12 wks. and about 20 users. I'm certain that for the OS partition (ms sbs 2008) i will set up raid1 for redundancy(2x160gb).
For the Data storage i'm not certain on what to use. I was thinking to set up another Raid1 ????
I'm also not certain on which controller to use. Any recommendations? These are the spces i get to choose from.
Also any recommendations on partitions sizes? I was going to use the whole 160gb or maybe even 80gb since we most likely will image the driver using Acronis.
Please keep in mind that cost is a factor. Thank you for your time and expertise. I appreciate your help.. Thank you again.
"usmcguy: In reply to "bpl5000" comment on Acronis on the above hardware..."Acronis bootable media does not support PERC S100 and S300 RAID"http://kb.acronis.com/content/8149They recommend building a BartPE disk with the Acronis plug-in, and adding the Drivers to BartPE. I just started working on this issue yesterday and haven't had much luck. If you go this route, be prepared to do a little leg work if you want to use the Acronis bootable media on a PERC S100/S300 RAID."