[FoRK] SAN, NAS, or both at home?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Apr 7 10:29:30 PDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 06:14:40PM +0100, David Edmondson wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2010 16:22:36 +0200, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > Drobo is proprietary RAID. Which why I would go with zfs insted,
> > as NexentaStor is an zfs appliance distribution of OpenSolaris
> > (community edition needs registration, but stores up to 12 TByte
> > with the free license).
> If I were building a storage only system then I'd pick ZFS (with
> OpenSolaris) every time. At home, 'storage only' seems like overkill -
> that system can usefully do other work. Debian still beats OpenSolaris

You can do useful things with OpenSolaris, too.

> for general usability, which is why I still have a bunch of mirrored
> pair drives sitting in a Debian box.

If you have 8x 1 TByte consumer SATA drives (I currently regard them
only a little better than /dev/null or /dev/urandom) and have even
minor attachement to your data, you better put in raidz3 and ECC memory 
*and* an UPS.

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