I am in a corporate environment and hoping that I am in the correct Forum. Our file server is running very low on space. We are at approximatly 10GB and dropping. Before the executives approve us buying a new server they want us to look into utilizing the unused disk space on the client workstations. They are suggesting to partition the hard drives and use their disk space for storage area and to add these locations to the backup so that they are backed up on a nightly basis.
To me this does not make any sense. The client will need to be on in order to back up the data. This will increase network traffic. Most of all you will not know where to find anything.
If there is anyone who is able to provide their oppinion it would be appreciated.