Migrating Away from Windows 2K3 Server and Replacing with ReadyNAS....Possibly.
Posted on 2014-07-31
We have an aging W2K3 server. We used to depend on it for QuickBooks, CAD serving, Files, DNS, DHCP, etc. Now we've migrated to QB Online, CAD programs only need a shared drive and DNS/DHCP are handled by the router. The only purpose for the server now is a file server. There are a total of 6 users all who have access to the main shared drive on the system with full permissions. No group policy's are implemented. These are all very responsible users of their computers and files.
The above being said, I'm strongly considering migrating away from a server environment and implement a NETGEAR ReadyNAS. Specifically the NETGEAR ReadyNAS 500 Series 516. My thought is for permissions I can use the Groups/Users functionality that come with this unit. I'm to understand that it has virus protection of some sort built in. The workstations all use ESET which is not dependent on the server. We've also began using Bittorent Sync heavily and this device has support.
My first thought is how could I capture a daily back of this system? Presently I use Acronis on the server.
I'm painting with a broad brush and looking for input. Thanks in advance for your time!