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Suggestions for Raid Configuration

Created: 07 Mar 2013 • Updated: 07 Mar 2013 | 2 comments
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I am currently setting up a new server to be used as my backup server.  This server will be running windows 2012 and has 5 X 450Gb SAS 15k drives in it and my backups will be writing to a tape library that is attached to this server.  My question is: is there a recommended Raid configuration to optimize this backup server?

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CraigV's picture


Nope...RAID5 will give you adequate protection, very good disk space to use. I'd personally go with RAID5 in this case if these drives will host a B2D.


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tejamj4's picture

Thanks Craig.

I had it set up in RAID 5 but wasnt sure if there were recommendations to set it up differently.  Currently I am backing up to a tape library and will continue this for now but eventually I will probably be doing B2D later on when I can get an external array and sufficent disk space to do so.  Thanks for your help.