An enterprise environment client with 100+ users required a file server to be replaced. The existing servers warranty was due to expire and the storage space was at 80%. Our brief from the client was to purchase a new Dell rack mounted server, with a 3 year next business day onsite warranty. It was to have 4TB storage capacity with fast read write access.
For this we chose a Dell T110 Server, with a hardware RAID card, and 4 x 2TB SAS 15K drives in RAID 10 configuration (drives setup for redundancy and speed, where one drive could fail and there would be no data loss, as well as data being read and written across the entire array so when users accessed their files and folders speed was very quick).
We emailed the entire staff and organised the deletion of non-essential files. We then moved the previous four years non critical data to external storage, then organised files and folders for the new school year. Correct permissions were configured and group policy changes made also.
We then synced the data from the old server to the new server out of business hours and had the new server installed in the server rack, and the job signed off as complete by the project sponsor by 8am the next morning, with no call backs from the client.