I have a windows server 2012 r2 setup with the following storage:
- 1x 900GB Internal HDD (OS Drive)
- 1x 1TB USB SSD (Client computer backup drive)
- 2x 1TB USB SSD (C drive backup - hot swapped weekly for off site backup)
Currently all the shared folders on the network are on the C drive on which the server OS is installed. The C drive is backed up to one of the hot swapped SSDs nightly and disks are swapped weekly. The other backup SSD is used for client computer backups.
The problem, in addition to the fact I don't think this is a great setup, is that the C drive is out of space so an upgrade is required. My thinking is to completely rejig the setup as follows:
- Purchase a 3TB HDD
- Create a storage pool with 3x 1TB SSDs and the new 3TB HDD
- Create parity volumes on the storage pool
- Move Server Folders off the C Drive and onto a parity volume
- Back up C drive onto a parity volume
- Set up Azure Backup as an offsite backup solution for all volumes on the storage pool
Is this a robust enough setup to provide on and offsite redundancy? Am I correct to assume that this setup would give ~3TB of usable storage and should provide redundancy in case of any disk failing in the storage pool? Is this a cost effective solution?
Any suggestions would be appreciated!