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By having more than one file server, you do not have all of your eggs in
one basket.  Ours is always going down.

Gary Probst

Lee Ann Adams wrote:
>
> Greetings and salutations to all!!
>         I need some information that will help us in Tutorial Services to
> make a decision about whether to commit precious resource dollars to
> purchasing a file server which would hold all our Reading Lab and Writing
> Lab software.  At the present time, we have about 25 separate software
> packages that are loaded onto individual computers in the Labs.  We have
> mostly Macs--but a couple of Gateways and 12 PowerMac 6100's, so the some
> of the software is Macintosh compatible, and some of it is IBM compatible.
> We have received some conflicting advice over the advisabilty of purchasing
> a file server which would hold all software vs.just continuing to load on
> individual computers.  If anybody has any experience with---or even a
> strong opinion about--this dilemma, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
> Anybody out there using a file server set-up?  Anybody out there who has
> investigated going this route?  Thanks for your help. Please send messages
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