She has a Dell Poweredge 800 running small business server 2003 and about ten PC's on the network. It is just a file server.
It has become cost-prohibitive to have 'professionals' maintain the system so i have taken over the day-to-day stuff (updates, backup, adding users, etc.)
The server is almost 5 yrs old. It has 2 HD's (RAID 1) and has been flawless but I have been told we are living on borrowed time.
It it true the server needs to be replaced? If so, what are my alternatives? The Dell servers with small business server 2008 is quite pricey.
Do I have any alternatives? How long can we reasonably expect the current server to last?