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Server disk space solution

There is not enough HDD space on my server. Is there any hardware solution that could attach to the server (or mount through the Network storage) and make it as a local stoarge ?

The solution need to build in with redunancy with access speed compatible to local hdd.

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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You can't merge network storage with local storage to make partitions bigger, if that is what you are getting at.  You can, however, use network storage to move some of the data off your server, but that depends on what kind of data we are talking about.  How much storage do you have?  How much is used?  How many disks?  RAID array?  Controller?  System?
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Neal58Commented:
How about a NAS drive with RAID capabilities?
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mdeavilleCommented:
You could use a NAS box and folder redirection, this would be a great option for moving user / company data off the server to give you more room
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
According to my memory, there should be something like Window Storage (by HP) that don't need to install any OS ... Any idea and comment
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
There are lots of external storage devices, but none of the space that they would manage can be used to merge with your existing Windows partitions.

Are you trying to expand current partitions, or are you simply trying to find an additional storage solution?
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Only want to add external storage, but need to ensure all NTFS permission could be move to the NAS.

I have used Synology. Although it says that it support NTFS, it could inherit permission to sub-level.

Thanks.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
As long as the device supports NTFS, then this should work.  Because of the wording of your original question, I just wanted to clear up exactly what your plans were.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Any advise for the NAS that could support NTFS permission down to sub-folder level, ie  exactly same as that in Window System ?

Again, I have used Snology NAS before. Although it claims that it supports NTFS permission. However, we found that the inheritance down to sub-level doesn't work so well in case we take away some permission in sub-folder level.
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Neal58Commented:
I have always used QNAP for my larger scale NAS needs, although QNAP and Synology are the 2 industry leaders for NAS drives.

If the product says it supports NTFS permissions then it will do, it may be that it handles it differently than what you are used to. I remember the last one I did was a QNAP and it took some fiddling to get the permissions to stick but I managed to find a better way of setting them.

Sorry I can't be more help, it's been a while since I have played with permissions on them!
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Tks
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