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Building a Server for Testing Backup Images and the rare emergency restore

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I am looking to build a server that's main job will be to monthly go around to some places and test backup images taken with Shadow Protect. It will also need to be used in case there is a severe server failure to get mount a backup image until the hardware issue can be fixed. Most of the servers are file servers with AD, there is a couple servers that have SQL that it will need to handle but small business level 5g or smaller DB's.

I normally use Dell for servers but in this situation I think a build will be cheaper and lighter. I am not looking for a lot of redundancy, the build below would use VelRaptor drives in raid 0.

Please take a look and recommend any changes or different ideas if you could.

Thanks

Here is the linked wish list.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=22609552
Edited by Risenterror - 7/31/13 at 11:25am
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Wish list updated with link. Anyone have an opinion?
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Looks quite nice. Any reason the Raptor drives are needed over the standard Blacks? Other than that looks pretty good.
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Honestly I just thought it was a decent upgrade for the price to get the speed for the rare times that it would be used for a temp server.
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Fair enough, more speed is good, but i know they have come out with the WD reds now. Power efficiency of the Green series but it doesn't turn off so it can be raided and other such fun stuff from what Ive heard. Made for 24/7 usage.
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