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I'm interested in one of these storage appliances with Storage Server 2008,
which I had never heard of.  Problem might be that we were hoping the file
server could also act as the primary domain controller, which from what I'm
reading isn't possible.  I currently have a separate box working as a domain
controller and was hoping to have the new server handle this.

Mike, if you have one these appliances in SB, which vendor did you buy from;
or direct from manufacturer?

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:36 PM, Rick Mallon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I’ve arranged a meeting with our office/clerical staff to look at file
> storage protocols. (where are they stored, who needs access to what, naming
> conventions, legal issues of storing sensitive data, etc.) Should be an
> interesting conversation next week. – Rick Mallon, St Johnsbury
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> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Bill Clark
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:13 AM
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> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: file server vs. cloud
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> Who does gets the techs to do the backups ? (smile)  Office staff ?
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> I have to agree about the dog ate my homework thing … people think their
> desktop is magically saved every night … I see office desktops with dozens
> of word files “because its easier for me” …I explain about network folders
> etc, but they continue in their ways…
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> That is when I give them a flash drive.
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> Bill Clark
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> Austine School
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> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Bjorn Behrendt
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:12 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: file server vs. cloud
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> Amanda, do you still use Active Directory or some type of login
> authentication also, is every computer standalone?
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> *Bjorn Behrendt*
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> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Amanda Bickford <[log in to unmask]>
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> Yes, we are.  We do not back up any files for any of our 450 user (minus
> our office staff).   We are having everyone backup their own data.    They
> use Dropbox, Google Docs, and some have personal flash drives and
> harddrives.  We run our system that way for two reasons.
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>  #1: We believe that users should be responsible for their data and not
> the techs.  About 10 years ago the "dog ate my homework" excuse turned
> into "the computer lost my file".  So we have given back
> this responsibility to our users.  If students lose files, it is the same as
> not bringing in the paper copy.  Teachers are also responsible
> for their backups, we have suggested they buy a small device (hardrive or
> flashdrive) or use Dropbox or Google Docs. .
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>  #2: We have found that it take to much out of the network to run
> a traditional file server system (network account logging in and out) and a
> cloud model, so we just use the cloud.
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> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM, William Hatch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Its time to replace our old file server.  Before I spend the money that
> could be used elsewhere, I am wondering if anyone is using google or dropbox
> or some sort of online storage, rather than having a local file server.
> Experiences?  Thanks.
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> --
> Will Hatch
> Educational Technology Specialist
> Vergennes Union Elementary School
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> Amanda Bickford
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Will Hatch
Educational Technology Specialist
Vergennes Union Elementary School