windows 2012 essentials server server folder questions
Posted on 2014-03-02
I'm setting up a server for a client to get them away from a workgroup setup.
They are a small office with 5 users and only have about 40gb of data.
They got a 2012 essentials server from dell with a mirrored set of 250gb hard drives. I was concerned about never having to worry about the system drive running out of space so
I didn't partition the drives. I didn't think it would hurt to have the data folders on the system drive in this small setup.
Now I get a warning from the dashboard that my server folders are on the same drive as the system drive and should be moved.
I already made arrangements to have the client backups on a different drive, and I would also put the file histor backups elsewhere. Folder redirection wouldn't be used .
That leaves the server folder i create, the "company" and users server folders.
My questions are:
1. Is it ok to leave the Company, Users and server folders I create on the system drive?
2. If not, should I shrink the volume so that I will have space to create another drive? Available shrink space is 225GB, which would be plenty for their data needs now and in the future.
I plan on using the 2012 backup routine for the server and client computers. Server backups going to an external drive and client backups and file history going to another external drive, or to a large drive installed inside the server.