Trunas backup server

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986box

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Looking at this Setup as a backup server. Any cons? Planning to add 3-4 3.5” or 2.5” drives and 10Gig network card
 

ericloewe

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It's loud and limited in capacity. Maximum of four cores and 64 GB of RAM can be painful if you want to do more than store stuff, which doesn't sound like the case. So I guess it's fine if the noise is acceptable.
 

T_Minus

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About 50 over priced but good system, I just got the little bit bigger brother 1U, LOL... same v6 setup, 32gb, but with a 1U that has redundant hot-swap power supplies.

Cons to 1U are just the sound, but that specific one a con for me is not having a hot-swap PSU.
 

986box

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Its going into a closet in the basement. So noise is not much concern. I used to have a 1U Sun X4100 server. I can hear the faint noise of fans during summer. what is idle power like with 1 PS plugged in?

Not planning on running anything else on it. Definitely not VMware as newer hardware have longer service life.
 

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The particular fan model FAN-0147L4 originally found in SYS-5019S-M has got a really low minimum rotation speed (about 2500/min if I remember correctly) so I guess it will be very quiet for a 1U system.
I use a custom system in the same ballpark but a (half?) generation newer as by PBS (I backup my TrueNAS to this as well):

SC510-203B (newer variant with 3x fan slots but same code)
X11SCM-F
i3-9100F
1x 32GB
2x Intel S3500 for booting
3x S4500 3.84TB + 1x P5430 3.84TB (was cheaper new than cheapest S4500 used...) for backups
3x FAN-0065L4 for CPU
1x NF-A4x20 PWM for SSDs

Managed to cramp all 6 Disks into two MCP-220-00044-0N. Not designed this way but works since all disks except for toe P5430 are 7mm. The P5430 is connected via risercard -> OCuLink adaptor -> CBL-SAST-0956. If I want to use faster networking, I can exchange the P5430 for another SATA SSD to free up the riser (have 10/25Gb in other systems, but can't imagine why I ever should want for my PBS in the lifetime of this system). Extension of the pool can be achieved by using the onboard 2x m.2 slots. My system is only running ~5min per day for backups.

I guess the question if the system you asked about is right for you mostly depends on your needs in terms of capacity and performance.