Nas for exch

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    bigalusn
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    I know using an exeternal drive is a no, no especially if it’s a USB drive, but is it possible to use a NAS device? Can I config a NAS to store the stores and logs?

    Windows 2003/2008 servers, two AD’s. One exch 2007 stand ed sever on windows server 2003 all patched up and up to date.

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    cruachan
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    Re: Nas for exch

    The only form of network storage supported by Exchange is iSCSI AFAIK.

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    bigalusn
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    Sembee
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    Re: Nas for exch

    You can use a NAS, if it supports iSCSI.
    However if you are thinking one of the low end consumer NAS drives then they aren’t really quick enough.

    What you want is a SAN.

    Although personally I wouldn’t bother with spending money on external storage, get a new server instead. Storage is cheap and Windows 2003 is almost out of support. Get something you can install Windows 2008 on to.

    Simon.

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    bigalusn
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    Re: Nas for exch

    yes was thinking about getting a new Dell server, with Win Serv 2012 and upgrading Exch 2007 to Exch 2010 or 2013 all together.

    the External option isn’t my fav solution as well.

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    LSainsbury
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    Re: Nas for exch

    bigalusn;276687 wrote:
    I know using an exeternal drive is a no, no especially if it’s a USB drive, but is it possible to use a NAS device? Can I config a NAS to store the stores and logs?

    Care to expand on that? We have SBS2011 servers which have Symantec Backup Exec backing up to USB drives.

    What’s the problem with this solution?

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    Ossian
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    Re: Nas for exch

    No problem with external or NAS drives for backups, but the Exchange databases need to be on DAS or a SAN

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    LSainsbury
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    Ossian;276921 wrote:
    No problem with external or NAS drives for backups, but the Exchange databases need to be on DAS or a SAN

    Yes – I just re-read the question – my bad – sorry!

    I thought the OP was talking about backup of the DBs – no actual storage for day-to-day use – yes that would be bad!!

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