So the time has finally come to increase the storage on my current ESXi/NAS AIO.
Current specs are:
Fractal Node 804 case
Supermicro X10SL7 MB, onboard LSI2308 flashed to IT mode.
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3
6x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA3 SATA HDDs - General storage in RAIDZ2
2x 250GB Samsung...
How do the servers like this 7232P https://www.thinkmate.co/system/rax-qn24-12e2 with 24x NVME(each is 4x pci) and 1 CPU, connect the drives to the CPU? Do they use some kind of breakout boards for nvme? It it possible to assembly DIY >16 disk all-nvme storage right now and what cards may i need...
I have a number of LP Dell R630 machines with 2.5" disk slots.
I would like to have some shared storage based on the lowest power possible using high capacity spinning drives.
My idea was to start with 4 x 2 TB or 4 x 3TB drives since I can't see initial requirement being over this (home lab...
I work with a group of Radio Astronomers EAARO.ORG.UK and am about to start some projects (SETI, Satellite Ground Station and others) which will have quite heavy storage and processing requirements, we have been very lucky and been donated some equipment and racks (its quite old but free) - I...
I have finished a quick guide on how to make a home-made flexible raid solution, something like a commercial vendor would ship:
This particular solution has been in operation at several of my clients for years - 4-5 years at minimum. Stable, fast and easy to support.
I'm looking to build/buy a high-performance NVMe storage server for virtualization purposes.
I need a server with at least 8 hot-swappable nvme (or with storage, adaptable to nvme drives, u.2 maybe?) that does not break the bank(prefferably, under $10K without the drives)
I was browsing ebay looking to pick up another cheap DS4243 disk shelf for an upcoming project when I stumbled upon this abomination Netapp DS4486 Shelf (diskless, trays included), 2x IOM6, Rails | eBay
Honestly I did not know it existed. Probably because it was usually priced out of my...
In FreeNAS (11.x U5, if that matters), I have a cloud sync task to upload a folder to GCP cold storage (my photography backup). I set the cloud sync task to "sync", so if I delete something locally, it gets deleted in the cloud. The problem is that GCP storage has a 90 day minimum storage...
I am currently planning several storage-intensive servers and stumbled over these 1U servers with 3,5 drives stacked in a 3x4 to 4x4 matrix inside the chassis.
I found several manufactures for that which are all quite similar:
As I can see, Supermicro, Asrock Rack, ASUS and Tyan are...
I would like to use the following setup: Hitachi DF-F800-RKAKS with Enclosure Control Unit model: Y1KAS (p/n 3282443-A) connected to a Windows 2012 server (HP DL360e Gen 8) with SAS9207-8e (IT mode) using a K1BS cable (p/n 3276137-A) and I don’t get any progress. During the post...
I have a pool on a general file server with 6 x 2TB drives configured in a three-group mirror that are very old. The system, for all intensive purposes, appears to be working normally. The pool does not report as degraded.
However, I have been trying to move certain files using rsync...
i am in the process of scaling out my Storage Space.
I figured out that i want to use a 2 Node HA Setup for a SAN Build. I already have 2 4U JBOD Chassis with drives which are connected to a single node atm.
My Goal is to get two servers designed for being a Storage Controller.
I have the...
I'm implementing a new ESXi infrastructure at work, and I'm running into a little bit of a quandary with migrating VMs between different environments. I'll give you an overview of the environment to make this question easier to follow.
- 3 ESXi 5.1 hosts in...
I've the following for sale:
Dell PowerEdge R510 €590 without disks:
- Dual Socket Xeon E5620, 24GB DDR3 ECC RAM
- 12 x 3.5" LFF bays with 2TB of Seagte SATA HDDs. You get a raw total of 44TB of storage. Add €200 to the price for disks.
- PERC H700 Integrated with BBC
- PERC H800 with BBC for...
I‘ve come into the next round of Planing my personal NAS.
As i Mentioned in previous threads i want to use FreeNAS with ZFS (RAID-Z2) for the storage of my movies and music and photos.
Maybe i want to stream mkv files (movies) - but only for myself (which means that there a few...
I changed some of my components for my personal NAS due to some space problems in my room.
I now have the follow Hardware-list for my FreeNAS device:
RAM: 2x Samsung DIMM 32GB, DDR4-2400, CL17-17-17, reg ECC
Cache-SSD: 2x Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
HDD: 8x Seagate IronWolf NAS HDD...
Like I mentioned in a previous thread I want to use ZFS for my personal storage.
I found a cheap deal for a Hard drive storage which supports JBOD.
My question, Does this JBOD storage have to support ZFS or not.
technically it should not matter, I think.