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Old February 15, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Basically what you described sounds fine. I have a similar setup using Windows Home Server 2011 and it does all the computer backups more or less automatically. If you wanted to avoid RAID you could purchase DriveBender for a nominal fee and then use it to bind together many big drives to make a large volume.

I'm running RAID6, but there are definitely cons to having a RAID array like dropped drives or rebuilding, etc. In a DriveBender setup if the drive dies you just lose the data on that drive, not all the data. It's also easier on drives used.

For the server's OS I would (and did) get a small SSD for that.
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