I'm looking for thoughts and ideas for small scale server back-up solutions for a client of mine. I have some experience with setting up back-up solutions but this client doesnt have the budget for what ive done in the past. Before i bring my ideas to the table I thought id see what other people have tried and may or may not have had success with.
What id like to achieve is a centralized server that stores his entire catalog of images and is possibly expandable in the future as it grows. Something like 6-8Tbs in a Raid 5 array with some sort of mirrored back-up for off site. This way each computer could have access to all files and be backed up to the server and the server would have redundancy.
I was also thinking he could then use his current external HDD system as local back-ups for each computer. So essentially each computer would have a external mirror and be backed up to the server.(for non image based files or working edit files)
So please any thoughts or suggestions would be great.