I have my PCs backed up to a 12TB NAS, but that NAS itself needs to be backed up. I first thought I could use an old 945GNT mobo and ran into a 2TB limitation. Then I pulled out a newer used PC from my stock with a DP35DPM mobo and ran into the same limitation on the RAID size with Winserver 2003.
A friend of mine suggested I overcome the limitation with a dedicated RAID controller, but they are quite spendy and seemed overkill for a backup to a backup.
What can be done with my E6750/DP35 to utilize the six SATA ports with six drives to create a 12TB partition like my NAS has?
I was actually hoping to build a Winserver.... Partly for variety. I thought it was a Windows issue that was my obstacle in building a 12TB RAID and was hoping there was a work around (other than a hardware controller) that would allow me to overcome the size limitation.
Although I have a Linux NAS now (ReadyNAS), it has a front end that has kept me from having to dig into Linux.
It was also my hope that with Winserver I could set up some kind of Windows Media Server. Either way, I am way more comfortable in a Windoze world vs. the Linux side of things.
Any software-based solutions that would work with Winserver 2003?