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comment VMWare and the host machine
Sorry, yes 600MB~ of ram. but we're talking estimates here. Edited
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comment Are there any good software-based RAID 1 mirroring alternatives to Windows 7 Computer Management?
Haha, no problem. I only mention the delete scenario as I originally thought you intended your whole 'backup' to be based on RAID, which as I pointed out, wouldn't work as a back up at all. But if I just focus on the bit you have put in bold. That sounds like to me, an external storage with RAID1 for your back up? Which I suppose makes more sense! These 2x 2TB drives, what size/spec are they? I'm just thinking, maybe what you're after is simply a RAID 1 enclosure that can hold just two discs? Or am I missing the point still? It seems like it would answer your bold point.
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comment Are there any good software-based RAID 1 mirroring alternatives to Windows 7 Computer Management?
I agree that Windows Backup will not do for you. By definition of backing up though, again any RAID function is not really a back up in the literal sense. Something messes up your current OS, it's the same on the mirrored disk so you cannot restore. Let's say you make a mistake and delete something, it's gone on your mirror. You drop your laptop, both drives could be dead. You have no backup to restore from... All dependent on your definition of back up I suppose and what exactly you are looking to do. What scenario are you looking for this mirror to do? What disks/hardware are we talking?
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comment Correct usage of Windows Server on network?
Depends on your needs. If your looking to experiment with AD etc. Then have the DHCP role on your server, and disable it on your router.
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