Best advice for Fileserver
Posted on 2014-02-18
We have a client with a 7 year old server, domain controller and fileserver, o/s server 2003
external to that they have an exchange server.
On this DC / Fileserver , they have 1.5TB data .
Today we had a failed hard drive (raid 6)...
so the customer is asking what solution we should go for (either HP or Dell) and should we be looking at a storage array to keep the fileserver off the domain? and what solution could they have to enable a secondary domain.
The typical DC server we would go for would be a DL380 Gen 8 with Server 2008.
Just wondering amongst the experts out there how they prefer the fileserver on a standalone server or storage array device?
File server for the sharedrive
4 x 1TB SAS in raid 6 with 2x72GB sas for OS 16GB ram server 2008R2
New DC – Server 2008R2
2 136GB SAS mirrored
16/32 GB ram.
Failover DC with similar performance.