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Single server vs farm

  Asked By: Chelsea    Date: Sep 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1724

Is there an article out there that states the pros and cons for a single
server WSS setup with SQL server vs. a separate Web front end and SQL back



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: Sep 08

I'm not aware of one, but the basic advantages of a farm  are expandibility and
reliability. With a single  server, if 1 machine fails you are down. In a farm,
you can setup  scalability (add more servers as the load increases) and
redundency (if a machine goes down, you have a spare).

Answer #2    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: Sep 08

How about if I have a single  server at two locations and use one another as
failover. Planning to use DOCAVE along with the planning.

Answer #3    Answered By: Cheryl Kelley     Answered On: Sep 08

That would work I suppose, but it's a lot more pain to setup  and have things
stay in synch. Doing in a farm  handles all of this automatically...

Answer #4    Answered By: Titus Sweet     Answered On: Sep 08

If it is in a farm, I will only have 1 Front End and 1 Back End, leaving me
in the same scenario.

Answer #5    Answered By: Jagdish Joshi     Answered On: Sep 08

Is there a way that I can change the modified date on an already posted

Answer #6    Answered By: Shara Johnson     Answered On: Sep 08

The modified field is updated any time you change the metadata or overwrite
the existing file.

If you're talking about changing it to something other than the current
time, then no. It's locked and read-only.

You can certainly create your own field and modify that to your hearts

So, what exactly are you trying to do where you have to change this field?

Answer #7    Answered By: Victoria Bell     Answered On: Sep 08

Can't you use the RPC methods to tweak things like created/modified
fields? I say this since tools like SMigrate manage to keep source
modified dates...check out the SDK for examples and also the SPImport
toolset that's available on gotdotnet -it has source code that you
should be able to re-use.

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