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By AllenTech ·
i manage a peer-to-peer network of about 30 pc, what would you suggest i do if i want to have like a file server, or a network storage device?

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by bkinsey In reply to storage management

There are a number of ways to approach the situation, depending on exactly what your needs are. The easiest, although not necessarily the cheapest, would probably be a low-end NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. Saves you having to configure and maintain a full-blown server that you don't otherwise need in a peer environment. Most NAS appliances are basically plug and play, and I've had good luck with this approach in a larger domain-based environment.

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by Ann777 In reply to storage management

File requests are mapped by the main server to the Network Attached Storage file server. NAS consists of hard disk storage and software for configuring and mapping file locations to the network-attached device.

I believe that requests to NAS from your internal environment of 30 client computers, will overburdeon your P2P (peer to peer) network and you will find that several of your users will be dropped from the network, if you do not setup NAS as a true client-server environment (ie. if you do not use NT Server, or 2000 Server).

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by Ann777 In reply to storage management

Essentially, what I'm trying to say above, is that I do not believe that NAS will even operate with 30 computers in a peer to peer network.

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