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Please describe further your caution against peer to peer networking.

Barry H. Welliver

Lynn wrote:

> We have the same size office as you do. Do not go peer
> to peer, you will not be happy with it.  Use a
> dedicated server, with a 20 GB 10,000 rpm SCSI HD and a
> very fast controller.  Put a tape back-up in, and back
> up EVERY NIGHT!  This has REALLY saved our butts
> several times.  We also have a second 20 GB HD that
> mirrors the first one.
>
> Good luck, using a network really provide a jump in our
> productivity.  If you use it correctly, it should do
> the same for your office.
>
> Lynn
>
>
> Sunil Gupta wrote:
> >
> > We are a medium size structural engineering firm with about 12 to 15
> > employees and are considering a LAN to connect our computers, plotters, and
> > printers.
> >
> > Our consultant is recommending a LAN with a dedicated server (rather than
> > peer to peer network).  We would welcome feedback and advice from firms who
> > have already done it.  How much disk space would be enough (or would it
> > ever be enough!).  Our consultant has configured a server with 18 GB.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Sunil Gupta, SE
> > Principal
> > OLMM Consulting Engineers
> >
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