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Managing Server Space

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Is there a standardised amount of space recommended per user on a network? I have a graphic designer using around 7GB of our server down to 10MB for another user. I don't want to allocate the same for each user, and would appreciate urgent feedback re this. Thank you

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by progan01 In reply to Managing Server Space

Ten years ago I advocated the then-radical amount of 1 Gb per user as a benchmark. This is now, I believe, the minimum required for any active working professional, exclusive of mail server space.

I suggest you take a look at the average space actually used by each user in each particular functional group or team in your company. Graphics people will always use more space, and you should not count on them using less in the future. The same for financial people, who should be archiving to DVD or CD all data not immediately needed for the fiscal year. Ditto engineering staffs. Business operations including management will probably be using considerably less space.

Until you benchmark each group to get a feel for a good actual-use average, I suggest the one-gig minimum for all new allocations. You should consider 5 Gb for graphics people.

Hope this helps!


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