PDME server specs

Discussion created by 1-CC5J95 on May 19, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 5, 2009 by Rui Santos
We're looking into moving from workgroup 2007 to PDME 2009 and Im trying to get my head around the server roles in the enetrprise version.

Current setup:
13SW users & about 10 web users.
Workgroup vault is around 300Gb and is running on a IBM server (Xeon 2.5QC, 4GB RAM, 2x 68GB RAID1 & 3x 300GB RAID5)

Now for PDME i will need:
1x DB server
1x archive & web server.

Now due to the usual story of limited funds... can I install all these roles on our current server (rebuilt of course) or will performance be degraded noticibly?
Id really like to hear what setups other companies have to compare performance.

Also can someone explain the difference between the db and archive server?
From what I can tell the archive server holds all our files(drawings) and the database server stores the indexes for the files?