@360col upgrade storage directly in the user account rather than from the admin console to save yourself a considerable amount. A 1TB upgrade within the user account is $9.99/mo compared to $89.00/mo.
Posts made by larsen161
RE: E-mail and file storage services for Non-Profit entities
RE: Best practices for helpdesk portal options for end user
Unless you need to route different issues to different teams, don't have the user select anything. Make it as easy for them as possible to submit an issue. You can use these categories on the back end if you want to so you can have some reporting info.
RE: Looking for an Ultrabook for Linux and Development
The new PixelBook ?
File Server Upgrade Options
I posted over on SW but wanted to get the mango input too :)
I'm looking for some views and opinions on how to upgrade, change, or replace our existing file server setup to accommodate the imminent capacity limitation that will be reached soon. Use case is storing and editing of video files of around 2-4GB in size currently growing as more 4/6k content is used.
Initial thoughts are go with something like a Dell R730xd or HP DL180 but I'm worried that capacity constraints on these won't allow me to go much past current storage capacity at RAID10. Then use the current DS316JS as DAS on this new unit.
Mac Pro (mid 2012) running macOS 10.12.5, 24GB, 2x 2.4GHz Xeon (no comments needed, we're moving forward)
A DS316JS with 2 equal sets of RAID5 in a 8 x 6TB config (same as above)
Connected via a Areca ARC-1883x RAID Card
Networked with a 6 port 1 Gbps NIC
Backed up to Backblaze ($5/mo)
Run a 'proper' storage server OS
Migrate to more reliable RAID configuration
Upgrade storage capacity (expect to run out in March 2018)
Support 6k video editing across a team of 12
Adding 10Gbps to server
Adding 10Gbps switch
Adding 10Gbps to clients
Cost - we need to keep costs as low as possible
- leverage existing DS316JS and drives as much as possible
- keeping backup with Backblaze would be a key cost savings