TL,DR; I might've messed up huge, I need someone's help who knows mdadm better than I. I can provide any sort of data, but this crazy long story will get you up to par, if you care to read it. I'm at a loss and worried.
Okay, I'm not even sure where to start with this post. the short of...
Hello, I'm looking for some advice on the best configuration to add more storage to my server.
I have a HPE ML110, P440ar controller, with 4LFF, 2 bays are available.
Is it better to fill the 2 bays with 4TB drives and put them in RAID1?
Or should I buy another 4LFF cage, and then buy 3 x...
I've decide to use mdadm RAID1(root) and RAID5(data) on my servers and my final choice of filesystem was EXT4 for both (did consider btrfs, XFS and ZFS, but looking at all pros/cons I ended up with EXT4).
I've started wondering about a few things in regards to performance optimizing:
I have a small ESXI host in my homelab which runs a few hours a day for experimental work.
The parts of the machine are chosen to be either low cost or low power usage:
2x E52650L on an ZTSYSTEM ACADIA12 board
128 GB DDR3 ECC
1x SSD Boot drive connected to the onboard Sata-Port
3x 3TB Sata...