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phoenixgg

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Correct NAS setup
« on: May 24, 2012, 09:50:56 pm »
Hi guys

I am busy putting a NAS together and I will be using 3x 2TB hard drives (SATA 6GB/S). I was going to run the system in RAID5, but I have recently started reading about ZFS file system. I understand that it is not advisable to use RAID with ZFS. I don't know much about ZFS.

What would be the best configuration for my system. A ZFS system or a RAID5?

Is RAID-Z the best compromise?

pigdog

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Re: Correct NAS setup
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 01:35:12 am »
Hi,

I guess the key question is "what are you trying to accomplish in the first place?".

That will determine what you REALLY need.

I believe there are some Linux - ZFS porting issues?.

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« Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 01:42:14 am by pigdog »

phoenixgg

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Re: Correct NAS setup
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 07:51:25 am »
I want to use the NAS as my main storage for all of my home media.

I am not very familiar with Linux, but the next step for my installation will be to build a core/hybrid and a media director to play all my HD media on my home theater system.

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Re: Correct NAS setup
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 12:26:20 pm »
Hi,

Here's a link to LMCE  NAS basics...

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Howto:_Using_Network_Shares

Here's a link for an explanation of RAID types...

http://www.prepressure.com/library/technology/raid


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Sigg3.net

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Re: Correct NAS setup
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 03:09:48 pm »
@Phoenixgg, ZFS is overkill for personal use. Save yourself some headache and go with defaults (ext4 or xfs).

I personally had a long personal journey exploring the btrfs. For personal use? Overkill. If you aren't a filesystem geek, you're not going to enjoy or feel any difference. So I go with ext4 (best support?) or xfs (xfs is good for huge files), ext2 for thumb drives.