Wanting to whip up a little server

December 10, 2010 at 09:31:56
Specs: Windows 7
I am in the learning stages here, and what I really need is some general, "big picture" guidance. My client has two employees, and she wants to go electronic with her current paper-based filing system. I'm estimating only a few hundred GBs of data, but sensitive data that I believe is best left off the cloud. How should I go forward with setting her up local storage, at her home office, that her employees can access? Do I need server software on a dedicated PC, a home server (such as HP's MediaSmart), or am I going in the wrong direction altogether? Her employees need secure, remote access, but with no privilege restrictions - they both have full access. The data consists almost totally of scanned documents. Thanks for any direction you can send my way!

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December 10, 2010 at 10:16:49
Put in a router that supports client vpn access so they can remote to the office
Put the scans on a raided NAS server
Put a tape backup unit on a office pc to backup the scans. Setup a off site tape rotation scheme [can use the owners home for the offsite storage] in case of office fire/disaster.

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December 10, 2010 at 13:30:00
You also can backup the NAS server, with another NAS server. lol

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