XFileSharing Pro - How big do you choose file server disk space?

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armin
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How big do you choose file server disk space?

#1 Postby armin » Jan 28, 2014 4:00 pm

Hello,

I have a question regarding your choosement of disk space on your file servers. I used to buy small servers with low hardware, and only about 8 TB disk space on each server. Now I'm thinking about to choose a server with better hardware and about 40 TB of disk space, so I don't need to buy more little servers and buy instead less servers with much more space. What do you think, whats better: A lot of small servers with low disk space, or less servers with big disk space?
Whats the average disk space on your fileservers?

Regards

Armin

ankurs
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#2 Postby ankurs » Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

i personally use small servers

you can use big 40tb server if your not using much bandwidth on your existing 8tb servers

with small servers not only you get more cpu/ram but also bandwidth

there is no specific answer to your question, whatever fits your bill/needs should be used

armin
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#3 Postby armin » Jan 30, 2014 9:56 am

ankurs wrote:i personally use small servers

you can use big 40tb server if your not using much bandwidth on your existing 8tb servers

with small servers not only you get more cpu/ram but also bandwidth

there is no specific answer to your question, whatever fits your bill/needs should be used


Yes you're right, everyone is doing it on his own way.

Another one last thing: How much do you pay(average) for your servers, depending on the disk space, bandwith and hardware?

My fileservers configuration so far:
~8 TB disk space
Dual Core
16 GB RAM
100 TB Traffic
~125 Euro per server

Regards

Armin

ankurs
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#4 Postby ankurs » Jan 31, 2014 8:43 am

armin wrote:Another one last thing: How much do you pay(average) for your servers, depending on the disk space, bandwith and hardware?

we colocate servers, so just pay for bandwidth $0.6/mbit

armin wrote:My fileservers configuration so far:
~8 TB disk space
Dual Core
16 GB RAM
100 TB Traffic
~125 Euro per server

that's a good price

armin
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Joined: Aug 08, 2012 12:36 pm

#5 Postby armin » Feb 03, 2014 1:48 pm

ankurs wrote:
armin wrote:Another one last thing: How much do you pay(average) for your servers, depending on the disk space, bandwith and hardware?

we colocate servers, so just pay for bandwidth $0.6/mbit

armin wrote:My fileservers configuration so far:
~8 TB disk space
Dual Core
16 GB RAM
100 TB Traffic
~125 Euro per server

that's a good price


thanks for your answers!

Best Regards

Armin


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