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    Performance Characterization of Linux Storage Schedulers in the NVMe Era

    Something to read over Eastern. Nothing tooo fancy but still interesting to read. Enjoy. Link Share
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    EU [SOLD][NL] Z11PA-U12/10G-2G / XEON Silver / Gold / 12x16GB / 5x4TB DC-P4510 / 5x4TB SATA SSD

    Here we go ... so for the mobo, cpu's, ram and cooler I prefer a single sale. Hence the discount. I don't want to get stuck with a few modules or cpu's that won't sell. For all items: 100% working! Stuff ran for years 24/7 with no issues whatsoever. Mobo and Xeon Silver are 3,5 years old. Xeon...
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    Petabit on a DVD

    Super interesting paper about a rising technology of nanoscale optical disk memory with petabit capacity. Paper: Share
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    How to Exploit High-Performance I/O for High-Performance Storage Engines

    Read time ... Paper >> What Modern NVMe Storage Can Do, And How To Exploit It: High-Performance I/O for High-Performance Storage Engines Leanstore >> Website Src of data etc >> Leanstore OLTP Storage Engine - Github
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    SOLD [FS] [US-MN] 3.84TB SAS (6gbps) SSD 95%+ Endurance Remaining / HP 3PAR Drives

    SOLD I originally bought 19 of these, but only needed 11, so if anyone wants to buy the last 8 off of me I'm putting them up for sale here. Sale is through paypal invoice unless you are local to MN (55330) and want to do cash with discount. SMART data and pictures below. I have low level...
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    Proxmox & CEPH

    I would like to start a short poll that shall run for 90 days here. Any thoughts about Ceph deployment and/or other distributed HA storage solutions are very much appreciated. Thanks and keep voting.
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    Proxmox VE Ceph Benchmark Summary - 12/23 Edition

    Source: Ceph Benchmark - Fast SSDs and network speeds in a Proxmox VE Ceph Reef cluster
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    [FS] [US-MN] Seagate Exos Enterprise 6TB Drives (SATA 6gbps) - <1Year POH - Warranty to 2026 - 8x Available

    I have a set of 8x Seagate Exos 6TB 3.5" HDD I'm selling. They are the SATA version (ST6000NM021A) so they work in PC, NAS, workstation, Server, etc. I have them listed at $60/ea, free shipping if you buy 2+ and discounts for selling the lot (preference). These have excellent health with...
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    Your thoughts on storage solution for Hypervisor (U2 vs SAS)

    So i am building a new system but not sure what to use for storage. What i am looking for: 6 - 8tb usable space min 250k iops read & write, preferably ~400k under 40w for all drives (and hba if required) 1 drive parity / redundancy 1pb+ endurance per drive one pcie x16 3.0 slot for connection...
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    SSD version of Supermicro 5-in-3 JBOD enclosure?

    I have a pair of this enclosure and I'm currently using adapters to mount ten 2.5" SSDs into 3.5" drive bays. Does anyone know if there exists a higher density version of these enclosures purpose built for 2.5" disks?
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    [W] [US-TN] Dell MD3620F or comparable SFF SAN

    I'm looking for a Dell MD3620F or comparable 24x 2.5" SFF fiber channel SAN for my lab. Ideally something with dual controllers but can live nicely in a 2U form factor with the ability to add additional disk shelves. The MD3620Fs will pop up from time to time on ebay for $800, so looking to...
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    projeKt NV24Me

    Build Name: projekt NV24Me Operating System/ Storage Platform: Chassis: SuperMicro SC216BA-xxxxx Backplane: Supermicro BPN-NVMe3-216N-S4 24-port 2U (SC216/219) NVMe direct-attach Power Supply: SuperMicro CPU: AMD EPYC 7F52 CPU processor 16c|32t Motherboard: ASRock Rack ROMED16QM3 Memory: 16x...
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    Cables: SFF-8643 | Oculink | Slim-SAS... etc.

    Where/how/who is a great source for all the various "SFF-xxxx" storage cables? Not interested in cheap shiny fakes!
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    Backup storage question recommendation!

    I have a 36 drive chassis - Use case #1: store vm backup's use case #2: send backups to cloud (e.g. Wasabi etc) Looking for an o/s recommendation. - o/s or app must have a gui so I can manage the backup's ingested. - o/s or app must have...
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    My new OSNexus QuantaStor HA SAN

    So I have always wanted a ZFS HA SAN for the house, and a project at work introduced me to OSNexus QuantaStor, as well as their amazing CEO/CTO Steven Umbehocker who ended up handling my sales call during December a year or so ago while his sales staff was I guess doing holiday stuff. After...
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    NVMe options for homelab

    So I recently acquired a new server for my lab, now I'm debating on storage options. I'm looking for around 2TB, also nothing mission critical is planned on this machine, hence a single SSD would be enough for now. Since price difference between SATA and NVME is negligible and SAS (12G) is...
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    WTB: USA - M.2 SATA 256GB+ [Old]

    Hi all - I just learned that my PCIe NVMe's are not compatible with a system. I'm looking for a cheap deal on a m.2 sata drive between 256 and 1tb for a lab/test system I have a ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro M.2 SSD 256 GB nvme that I can trade. Please provide prices including shipping to US-CA. Thanks!
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    Symlinking pools is a bad idea (or is it?). But why?

    So to preface. I'm not going to do this. I'm not running zfs even (maybe yet , maybe ever). I was going trough the basics and I have questions my regular hangout couldn't answer in a way that wasn't "that's just dumb" . So you're supposed to size your pools and vdevs according to your loss...
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    ESXi: Do you use NFSv4 or iSCSI for your multipath datastores? What's your stack look like?

    Hey, So I'm wanting to set up some MPIO datastores for ESXi. They'd be for several different workloads: General file storage, video recording on VMs, and the VMs themselves. I looked long and hard at several cluster file systems, but let's face it: Ceph is complicated, OCFS2 is obscure and...