Server Configuration

Project Data Storage

Each company should hold all project data on a robust network server or series of servers following a consistent mapped drive protocol. The two options available are either a single server or multiple server approach depending upon system redundancy requirements.

Single Server Approach.

Primarily aimed at small to medium size companies the single server approach stores all project data on a single Network server using a standardised mapped drive letter. A Project folders structure is then incorporated to ensure consistent filing standards are then followed:

  • Project Server Mapped Drive (P:\)
    • Project Folder (A100)
      • Sub Folder s
        • Admin
          • Subfolders
        • Graphics
          • Subfolders
        • CAD / BIM
          • Subfolders

Multiple Server Approach.

Primarily aimed at large size companies the multiple server approach stores project data across an array of Servers depending upon Network data storage, backup and risk aversion requirements using an array of standardised mapped drive letter. A Project folders structure is then incorporated to ensure consistent filing standards are then followed:

               

  • Admin Server Mapped Drive (P:\)
    • Project Folder (A100)
      • Subfolders
  • Graphics Server Mapped Drive (Q:\)
    • Project Folder (A100)
      • Subfolders
  • CAD / BIM Server Mapped Drive (R:\)
    • Project Folder (A100)
      • Subfolders