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Other Show me your... NAS/Server

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Votick, 12 Aug 2011.

  1. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Good stuff! We were in Charminster 20+ years ago, and tried to move to Queens Park. Trouble was, estate agents were selling Charminster properties at QP prices.
    What we called 'Not Quite Queens Park'!
    I am over 50 now, but moved here at 30 :p:.
    There is an irony over here that bungalows on some roads near HH are more expensive than houses, because of demand by 'silver tops'.
    I would love to put a top on my garage to make a man cave, but the kitchen is top of the list and has been for waaaaaaay too long, so SWMBO would kill me if we didn't do that first.
     
  2. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    Feels a little lackluster compared to some of the others in this thread but it does me!

    i3 4150
    16GB DDR3
    AsRock H81
    Seasonic PSU

    256GB Samsung 860 as / with Debian stable
    Old OCZ 32GB for /swap
    8TB Seawolf Ironwolf for 'vault' storage
    4TB WD Green as rsync backup
    4TB WD Green as plex video storage

    It's mostly as a NAS and plex server, but it also hosts a few VMs. It provides much-needed stability and reliability when I'm tinkering with other computers.



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  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Following a recent upgrade, I now have "too much storage" in my primary NAS

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    "Too much" is a temporary situation, of course. But feels nice none the less.
     
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  4. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Well-Known Member

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    this statement does not make any sense :grin:

    How'd you get 12 drives connected?
     
  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I plugged 'em in to each of the 12 bays ;)

    It's a Synology RS1219+ with RX418
     
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  6. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Well-Known Member

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    So I'm currently dipping my toe into servers and have gone with Ubuntu Server as an OS. I've managed to install OpenSSH and connect my Macbook Pro to it via SSH Private Keys.

    The next thing I'd like to try and get working is RAID. In my HP Microserver I have a 250gb drive for the OS, and 4 x 4tb WD Purples to RAID, then store backups, web server and git server.

    Does anyone have a good guide to setting up a RAID? I followed one and I think it's set up correctly in RAID5, and have been able to see an 11tb "drive" which seems about right once you take the RAID into account, but I'm with where to go next, how to create I presume folders to share via SAMBA.
     
  7. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Well-Known Member

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    You are correct creating the RAID volume is only the first step. Your next step is to determine how you want to be able to access the volume. Setting up a SAMBA serve on you microserver is one option. Seeing as you have an apple computer you may wish to investigate an Apple file sharing (AFS) server and or alternative NFS (network file storage) a Unix protocol. I don't recall if Timemachine uses the AFS or not. If you do point timemachine at you microserver you want to also create disk quotes to prevent it from using the whole 11 tb.
    After you have your network access setup you'll want to look at maintenance routines. Periodic backups and other task to keep your data safe. Remember RAID is not a backup.

    I'd consider replacing the RAID 5 with three drives in a logical volume or (R)AID 0 volume for ~11 TB of storage, and use the 4th disk as a backup ~3.6 TB of recent backups (hourly, daily snapshots). You'll likely want to add second offline backup
     

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