Best File and Print server setup
Posted on 2014-08-05
I'm setting up a new file and print server and was wondering what the best practices are if any to perform this.
I purchased a HP proliant DL380p Gen 8, Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 @ 2.1GHz, 16GB Ram and 4 900GB 10K SAS.
So what I currently did was the following:
put all 4 drives in
Raid all the drives on raid 5
installed Server 2012 r2 standard (should I use this or should I use 2008 r2???)
I partioned the HDD for 248.37GB and put the OS on that
I then created another partition 1799.28
but I have 466.99GB unallocated and I cannot do anything with it, why am I losing half a TB?
Please let me know what your thoughts are on Best File and Print server, also why the current setup has unallocated space that I cannot use.