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Hi,

 

Some days ago I received my Gen8 with GT2020 4GB Ram and 2x 1TB HDD

 

I would like to set up a virtualisation for:

  • NAS (FreeNAS)
  • Owncloud (Debian?)
  • Diaspora-Pod (Debian?)

I saw that some of you guys are using SSDs for the OS and 4 HDDs for NAS. So I think it is reasonable to use 2 SSD (mirroring) Is there a guide how to set it up?

 

I think I should upgrade my Hardware to at least 8GB RAM Change my 2x 1TB Barracudas to 4x 4TB WD-REDs

 

I hope that you can give some advice and some info for 1st steps

 

Br

Romi

 

 

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The 4gb of ram in your GT2020 is in 1x4gb stick form, what i have done is get 1x8gb stick and put that in with the 4, giving me 12gb ram which will be more than enough for what you are wanting to do.

 

I have went down the XPEnology route for my Nas situation and have it running in ESXi 5.5

If you want to put 5.5 on your box before you upgrade your ram from 4gb look here I did this and was fine for the 2 days i was waiting for my ram to arrive

 

Thanks

 

Scottio

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Since I'm new here I have some basic questions:

 

Is this configuration suitable for my needs?

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2x SSD (128GB Samsung with ilo Support) for ESXi 5.5 --> Contolled by B120i RAID1

 

FeeNAS with ZFS to get a Software RAID5 on 4x WD-RED 4TB

 

I saw that hardware RAID-Controller with RAID5 start around $300. So I would invenst in 16 GB RAM and I will loose performance on the ZFS...right?

 

Thanks

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ZFS for NAS? Undefragmentable FS

With possible decentalized file exchange?

Possible result: Degradation of performance after a moth or year. 

 

In case of mass-write (torrents, etc) better to use FS with online defragentation.

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mass-write is one of the top priorities--> so you say I should prefer a Hardware RAID (5)  with an additional RAID-Controller?

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While it is technically correct that ZFS doesn't have a defrag tool, my understanding is that it's only an issue once the drives get past about 80% full.

 

I'd do some research on this before dismissing ZFS completely.

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