Storage backup for school project - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2010, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Default Storage backup for school project

In a lab I have at school, we were tasked to make different types of "computer based companies" and our group chose to make a fake online storage company. The only problem is, we are stuck.

Here's what we have so far...
-We are going to use some automatic backup software that we find for free for client end
-Not sure what OS or software to use serverside
-Going to have a server connected to the internet to handle traffic
=above server will have dual CPU mobo with lots of ram to handle all the requests
-A second server not connected to the internet, just lan for security to the first server
=above server will have lots of hard drives for storage space, dual CPU Mobo with lots of ram to handle encryption and retrieval of info

Can anyone give any more input on what else we could do or what we might be missing?

skrulekid is offline  
Old 08-05-2010, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,062
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: Storage backup for school project

1. Quad core would be a better choice these days.
2. Windows Server 2008 is pretty good for an OS (relatively speaking...)
3. Get a raid storage unit. I use something like this at work: VTrak Mx10 Series
depending on how much storage you need you might get a few of them, use half for storage and half for backups.
4. You'll need a mail server
5. Firewall, probably something like a Cisco PIX would be good.

"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Old 08-05-2010, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
The Grinch
c0rr0sive's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,688
Default 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)
c0rr0sive is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multiple HDD Storage w/ Backup? Spit-wad New Systems | Building and Buying 0 04-26-2010 02:17 PM
Giveaway of the Day - Paragon Drive Backup 2010 Special Edition (English Version) Osiris Tips, Tricks & Tutorials 0 12-02-2009 07:10 AM
Giveaway of the Day - Drive Backup 9.0 Professional Edition (English Version) Osiris Tips, Tricks & Tutorials 0 07-29-2009 07:11 AM
Linux Software: Backup Solutions Osiris Linux Tips and Tricks 3 07-25-2008 12:04 AM
Yahoo! Mail announces unlimited email storage maroon1 Polls 4 05-30-2007 10:03 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.