Re: Storage backup for school project
If this is a school project, and you are going to be a company that does backups, you are gonna need some serious storage space... Look into NAS solutions, big nass solutions, upto 40+ drives per NAS enclosure.....
Anyways, if its a small thing, look into having a proxy server to help restrict traffic on ports, a quad core processor is nice for each server, and you shouldn't need gobs of ram, when backup services, things that are required are HIGH speed, HIGH capacity hard drives, in RAID arrays, some form of Raid 5 is beneficial as it is fast, and is redundent.
Also, the faster your network, the better, gigabit all around, plus a really good connection to the internet.
The drives for your project should be 10k RPM, at the highest capacity possible.
OS for the equipment, I would personally go with Windows Server 2k8, if I knew some form of nix that could be used in a server enviroment, I would look into that over windows due to you having more control over everything. (atleast from my stand point)