Posted on 2011-10-19
We are a growing small business looking to get our first server put together with a new server room and would like to know what you think of the setup we are looking to go with.
It will be used to host AD, DNS, DHCP, used for user account folder redirection, and a document management application with SQL express bundled.
We have about 5 users on the network now (workgrouped) with 4 windows and 1 mac.
We are looking at an HP Proliant with 1 Xeon processor, 20GB ram, 5 - 1TB HD's with Raid 5 config. I am thinking that we should partition the HD in two. One for system files (1TB?) and the other (2.75TB?) for user files, database files. **This is the part that I am stuck and unsure about the most and would like feedback on including partition sizing.
We were looking at APC UPS SMT2200RM 2U rack mount for about 1K.