Hi Hetz,
My experience is with raid backup servers, that need to keep data but don't
have to be the fastest.
I wouldn't go so  far with it at the start.
Take some old server box.
Buy a killer power supply for hard drives stability.
Now test the setup using mdadm as raid.
This will most likely be good for you.
If it's not mission critical, hardware raid is not mandatory, because with
mdadm you get updates, which are very easy to apply.
Now you just have to watch the server load and ram to decide if you need
better hardware.


2010/9/9 Hetz Ben Hamo <het...@gmail.com>

> Hi people,
> I'm planning to add some big storage solution to my VPS 
> business<http://hetz.biz>.
> I did some checking and calculated the costs, and figured out that if I want
> to have a decent 12TB solution NAS box, it would be best if I would roll my
> own. (12 TB before all the RAID stuff, after that it would lot less). All
> other solutions are very expensive (example: IBM EXP 3000 costs here 6K nis
> without a single hard disk).
> I'm planning to use hardware based RAID card, minimal Linux distribution
> and have some offers like iSCSI, NFS, CIFS - the usual suspects.
> My question is: since I'll use hardware RAID card, which processor and how
> much RAM should I put in such a machine? Xeon is overkill IIRC.
> What do you suggest?
> Thanks and Shana Tova
> Hetz
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