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B120i RAID 10 Install Windows Server R2 Essentials

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jmwills

Agreed.  I could care less about the OS drive to a point.  It's the data I am concerned with as I can always reload the OS.

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ikon

At the risk of sounding like a broken record....... click, pop.......................................click, pop..................................click, pop,

I'm going to stress to you TrumperWarrior that RAID 10 (redundancy) is not backup. If your concern is to not lose data then you really need a good backup strategy. My strategy is pretty robust, but here are some links to it that you can use to get the idea:

 

SERVER SETUP PHOTOS: http://homeserversho..._140#entry47628

BACKUP STRATEGY: http://homeserversho...1373#entry51373

BACKUP SCRIPTS: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5197-robocopy-backup-scripts/#entry56498

 

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TrumpetWarrior

@ ikon... Really? A fan blowing on a hard drive stuck in a USB Hard Drive Adapter? That was a joke right?

 

All of my computers use CrashPlan. I have a family plan that allows up to 10 computers unlimited backups. It was $289 for 2 years. That comes out to about $1 per month per computer, for unlimited data storage. No file size limit, no throttling band width, etc. That is an incredible deal. So for $1 per month I have off site unlimited backups and the Microserver Gen 8 is my local backup baremetal restore strategy. I'm pretty comfortable with that, and I can get to my files on any computer from my phone thru CrashPlan from anywhere. It is all easy, one Microserver, and a client on every machine for CrashPlan\and the Client Connector to Server 2012 Essentials. Easy. Not a bunch of scripts, no moving drives around, etc.

And, my unit is in a cool environment. ;o)

Thanks

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ikon

You obviously don't have data caps either, something I do have. I would blow my cap every month just doing backups, never mind anything else. And, no, seeding my backups by shipping drives to CrashPlan or whoever would not fix the problem.
 
The fan is real. I'm a fanatic about drive cooling. People laugh about it, but they also complain about drive failures -- I don't, and yes, it's because I basically don't have any. I think I've had 3 drive failures in about 15 years. Now, to be completely open, that photo is a bit out of date: the fan and the drive toaster have been replaced by one of these: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001666

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