I have a drobo with droboshare, that I was intending to use as the fileserver for our small business network. We’ve grown a little bit, and I’m finding that the USB is causing traffic to be too slow. Instead, I’d like to use the drobo as our backup drive.
I’d like to set up a server where drives are configured in a similar way to drobo in that we can use multiple drives under one drive letter, and expand capacity by simply adding extra drives under the same path. Would this be some sort of cloud configuration? I assume I would need some server operating system which would handle the data across multiple drives as one virtual drive in the clever way that drobo does.
I found this article…
…but it didn’t make much sense to me I’m afraid.
I’m new to servers, and would welcome any advice about operating systems/drive configuration/hardware. As I say my main concern is that our drive space is expandable without us needing to copy everything to new drives. This will allow us to take advantage of this feature on drobo. Without having it on the server, we may as well have individual backup drives which are the same size as the server drives. Our server budget would be around £1000 mark, hopefully not to much more. I will hopefully be investigating requirements for remove access via VPNS later too.
Many thanks for any advice or thoughts.