Any benefit to using Storage Server over Server 2008?

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  1. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    If I wanted to use it for simply file storage, would there be any real benefit to using Storage Server 2008 over regular Server 2008 ?

    Don't care about domains (don't use them), DHCP, etc...

    Oh, will Storage Server even work without a domain?
     
  2. /usr/home

    /usr/home [H]ardness Supreme

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    If you aren't doing iSCSI or anything like that, just basic windows file sharing then there's no benefit.

    You can get a Workgroup edition and a "Domain" edition.
     
  3. Jay_2

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    you can tell the file server what file types it can and can't save, I like that.
     
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    /usr/home [H]ardness Supreme

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    Really? Did not know that.... Have a bunch of 4+GB "jpegs" haha.
     
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    also does dedupe as well I think
     
  6. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    dedupe, as in single-instance-store ?
     
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    Bump. I'm still interested in the SIS question :) I love the way it works in WHS.
     
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    Sorry yes its SIS, SIS is in a way like dedupe but I think its at file name level.
     
  9. TechLarry

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    Excellent. I might experiment with that!