I just browsed the IT archives and it appears that there hasn't been a
thread on network storage for a few years. There was certainly a good
discussion at the pizza conference a few years ago on this topic, along
with a presentation on network storage. Perhaps its time to revisit the
In the days of increased technology use (by students and teachers),
larger multimedia files, electronic portfolios, etc, I'm sure we are not
the only ones who have outgrown your current storage capacity on our
networks. Our school population is about 900 students.
What types of storage capacity do folks have in their schools for teacher
and student files? Do you have a differentiated backup plan for increased
storage needs (i.e. critical mission data vs. sandbox type projects)
If you've gone through the process of upgrading your storage and backup
solutions, what advice do you have for someone trying to design a solution
that will accomodate current and future needs.
St. Albans City School