Best HDD config for web, mail and FTP server
I'm here to seek advice on the best way to configure my HDD for my intended use. I have a P4 with a 20GB and a 40GB drive. I've purchased two 160GB drives for use in the machine as a server.
The intended use is as a web, mail and ftp server. I'd like to do some virtual web hosting and offer a mail service too. Ftp would be for users to upload their webpages.
My biggest fear is being able to recover from a hardware failure in as little time as possible. I know fans and HDD have a finite life and sooner or later I'm going to have a HDD failure. I don't have a hardware raid controller, but could do it in software. What would be the best way to configure the system. I'd like to be able to do weekly backups and daily incremental backups.
Thanks for the great forum!