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We currently have a bodged server created in 2001/2 by a company we used to deal with.

Specs are:

1GHz Max i think
256mb Ram
2 X 20GB Raid HD's
Software: SMB 2000 + Exhange server 2000
2xNIC's
Uses:

The server is used as an internet connection sharing machine with the line from the router entering on one nic and leaving to a port on the other NIC.
We run sage at the business and it is also used to hold the file for this.

We have 2 XP Pro Machines and a win2000 pro machine in the office. Soon to be 3 x XP pro machines.

We approached a company for a quote who quoted at around £4500 for a new server with smb 2003 installed and set up.

Now i have fair experience in computing so i need advice on the following:

Do you think this would be too hard to do with fair experience?

How much do you think i could build a newish faster system for?

Any help welcomed!

Many Thanks

rammyboy
 

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Rather than build a server, I would suggest a purchasing a small business server from a major company, one that comes with both hardware and software support. IBM, Dell, and HP all offer such solutions.
 

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Would you reccomend a raid setup?

If so i have read that raid1 would be the best for my needs?

Also what kind of backup do you think would be best?

I want to be able to plug something in at say 9
and to be able to unplug next day and have a proper back up?

What hardware/software should i use?

and what should i backup? Obviously i need to backup sage but apart from that, what?

Thanks Alex
 
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