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?
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
Who does gets the techs to do the backups ? (smile) Office staff ?
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…
That is when I give them a flash drive.
Amanda, do you still use Active Directory or some type of login authentication also, is every computer standalone?
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On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Amanda Bickford <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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.
#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. .
#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.
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM, William Hatch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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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