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G8 Project - beyond the hardware


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Hey all, I have a well specced G8 with

 

Xeon 1265L (noctua HSF)

16GB Ram

P222 card (noctua fan)

4x4tb WD reds

2x Samsung840 SSD's

External SAS box 5 bay (will have a mix of old disks to back up primary array)

 

I'm wondering what the best way to utilise it all would be.

 

My needs are a

 

-File share for 4k videos among other assorted personal data

-serving files to multiple instances of Kodi (only 1 is 2160p other 2 are 1080p)

-Owncloud or similar

-roku/itunes library

-Photo library

-Mediacentermaster or similar

-torrent duties

-?additional needs over time

 

What software would you use to accomplish this?

 

I'd looked at FreeNAS, but since I've got the P222 card it I thought ZFS not be the best solution??

 

What would you do if this was in your house? Is it worth running Server2012?

 

Any opinion would be much appreciated.

Cheers

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If you go with ZFS you may want to swap out the P222 for a LSI based card that supports JBOD or pass through. The P222 will work for ZFS, but I think the JBOD cards are a better fit. From the list above, have you considered running ESXi and running everything on that?

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If you go with ZFS you may want to swap out the P222 for a LSI based card that supports JBOD or pass through. The P222 will work for ZFS, but I think the JBOD cards are a better fit. From the list above, have you considered running ESXi and running everything on that?

 

Its going to be a ton cheaper too. You can pickup an HBA a lot cheaper than a p222.

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