I'm trying to run a LAMP webserver for an organization. I also need a testing server which presents no driver issues.
They have said that I can buy both. I want to be able to hot swap the drive while working or to copy while the server is up. I want to also be able to plug the drives directly out of the server and into the testing server with no driver issues.
The IT department says what I need is a 1U with hardware raid and a matching tower. Sounds a bit like overkill to me. The current server has to be replaced though because its slow.
Any suggestions on what might work?