As Exchange 2010 is general available it may be nice to see the current effectiveness of Single Instance Storage on your current databases. It’s always nice to know what will happen if you will not be using Single Instance Storage anymore, in Exchange 2010 this is the case.
You can measure this by using the counters which will be added during the installation of Exchange, you will find them in the Performance Monitor under the objects:
When the object is selected you will find the counter called Single Instance Ratio. Add it to perfmon en keep an eye on the statistics or save the results to a log file which can be investigated later.
Always want to have your own storagesolution at home ? The FreeNAS maybe is the thing you are looking for. FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD. The package will contain CIFS, NFS, FTP, en AFP to share your files. Users can me created in a local database, NIS, Radius or even Active Directory. Personally I think it is a very nice product. Another advantage is that a lot of developers are working on it so there will be new versions very fast. If you want to have a look you could try it in a virtual environment.