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  1. #1

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    Oct 21, 2009
    Home file server and backup solution
    I'm trying to figure out the best (and most economical) way possible to set up a file server and backup solution for my home/small business.

    My initial thought was to run OSX server, but after some hunting I was intrigued by the HP MediaSmart Servers. The MediaSmart seemed to do everything I needed except for the RAID, but seemed like it lacked the seamless integration for a Mac environment that I was looking for.

    Then Apple announced the Mac mini Server. Turn ons include: seamless mac integration, OSX server. Turn offs include: price, no RAID, only 1TB of storage space.

    - File server for business documents, photos, movies & iTunes server.
    - RAID configuration for backup purposes.
    - Time Machine compatibility to back up each userís home directory.
    - Ability to stream movies and photos from server to TV.

    Am I missing something? Should setting up a home/small business server and backup solution be this hard? Any ideas?

    I've attached a diagram to show my setup. Hopefully that will help you visualize what I'm trying to do.

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    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2009
    looking in this direction
    ran across this NAS... looks like it will handle everything I'm looking for.

    Iomega Ix2-200 NAS

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