I'm looking to purchase a Windows server to run FMS on and thought I'd throw out some ideas for any feedback comments. I'm thinking:
RAID 1 mirrored 15k or SSD drives for the OS, FMS and data drive to reside on. At the moment I'm looking at 300GB.
RAID 1 mirrored 7.2k drives for external container storage and database backups.At the moment I'm looking at 2TB.
Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 v2 2.20GHz
I think it's a beast of a machine but of course it always depends on the load expected, how many users etc.
I wanted to particularly check that with the data file on the OS RAID 1, I will be able to have external container storage on the 7.2k drives, as well as back up the database file to the 7.2k drives. Because they're internal, not network, I think this should be fine but figured it'd be worth checking.