Bit of a noobie and this will be the 1st server hardware I have purchased. We are a small design studio and I am about to buy our 1st server. I have successfully run Ubuntu on an old PC which has acted as our file server untill now.
I am keenly looking at the HP Proliant ML110 G6 which seems to me to fit the bill.
Any reason why this wouldnt be a good choice for an Ubuntu file server?
I am hoping to fill the 4 drive bays with 1TB SATA hard drives in some kind of raid configuration. I think RAID 10 or 1. My goal is data mirroring, surviveability, minimum disruption to operation, and fixability if somthing goes wrong. Any sugestions? Will the embedded, HP Smart Array B110i SATA Controller RAID 0/1/10, work for me or will I need a seperate RAID card?
I know this is all a bit vague, but I do hope that someonwe will be able to give me a few words of advice, so as to give me the confidence to make the purchase.