Server Hard Drive Setup
Posted on 2014-07-27
I need some advice. I have a Server 2012 Essentials. I have 2 - 500GB drives and 2 -TB drives.
I was thinking of this structure:
1 - 500GB drive to be used to hold the OS and Programs
1 - 500GB drive to be attached via USB 3.0 external drive for incremental image backup
1 - 1TB drive for network storage
1 - 1TB for Backup ??
How should I approach the second 1TB drive use for backing up the 1TB storage drive? Should I RAID1 mirror?
My intent, I suppose, would be to have an image to restore upon hardware or otherwise failure, and also have a way to access data stored on the storage drive should it fail.