Ubuntu Community, I have a small office/business, well, group of friends really. One day we might actually start making money. I'm an MCITP Network Admin so please forgive me if I'm speaking 'Windownese". I am only slightly familiar with Ubuntu, but would like to become more fluent. Here is my issue:
4 or so client laptops running various flavors of Windows 7; mix of Home Premium, Professional, and Enterprise, some 32 some 64 bit.
1 gently aged engineering workstation, currently running Windows Server 2008 R2 32bit, with File, Web, & Application Services/Roles installed. OS is installed on its own physical drive. Server has a spanned volume consisting of a hodge podge of drives which store a large amount of important data.
Desired End State
Migrate from Win Srvr 2008 to Ubuntu Server keeping spanned volume intact with no data loss or breaking volume ensure full compatibility/interoperability of file, web, and application services/roles for windows clients.
Researched Samba for file server compatibility. I think I can handle this part. Any secret tips I should know about?
Apache seems to be preferred web services for Linux. How will this work in a mixed environment?
Have no idea for application services or how it would work in mixed environment.
Any intel would be greatly appreciated.