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Native raid, intel rapid storage technology. It shows raid status at bootup and can also check the status using the intel rapid storage technology software within windows
What is my hardware RAID controller tied to? Is it the motherboard? Meaning, to ensure the RAID controller is the same on the primary and the cold spare, I need to make sure the XXX hardware is the same on both primary and cold spare.
Will the CPU matter? Everything else being the same but the CPU is 2.2ghz instead of 1.80 ghz.
See this link:
My computer now is E2160 (Pentium Dual Core)
The cold spare I am looking at buying is E4400 (Core 2 Duo)
Would this these be identical drivers?
I did some basic research on this but was still confused as to how it would work. I assume it would work similar to a RAID whereas if one computer died, it would automatically switch over to the hardware of the second computer? All the data would be on the shared storage. Does Windows Server 2008 have the software built in to support this? Can you lead me in the right direction on what this feature is called?
File storage only.
I don't want to have to configure both servers. For example, if a new employee comes and I add a user to machine 1, do I have to do the same for machine 2? Or, does it in a sense, mirror?
5-10k is not feasible. I thought it could run off a networked attached storage or something cheaper.
Is there a cheaper solution? Two hot servers linked to a network attached storage? Or, two hot servers, essentially mirroring each other. As in, server 1 having 2 hard drives running RAID 1, then server 2 having 2 hard drives running RAID 1. So basically server 2 would be a clone of server 1.
The objective is to have minimal downtime in the event of server 1 hardware failure within a 2-3k budget