Hello, I tried a home NAS with ZFS, then BTRFS. Those filesystems needs tons of RAM (~1 GB of RAM by TB of disk), preferably ECC. I found it very expensive for home usage, so I wouldn't recommend it. Recovy systems were also inexistent at the time (no btrfsck), I don't know if it has improved since.
I ended with LVM : cheap to implement and very easy to extend. I am very happy with it. -- Cordialement, Pierre BARDOU -----Message d'origine----- De : owner-m...@openbsd.org <owner-m...@openbsd.org> De la part de Rafael Possamai Envoyé : vendredi 15 novembre 2019 14:35 À : Jan Betlach <jbetl...@gmail.com> Cc : firstname.lastname@example.org Objet : Re: Home NAS My experience with ZFS (FreeNAS for the most part) is that it becomes more "expensive" to expand your pool after the fact (for a couple of different reasons, see below), but if 5TB is all you're ever going to need in this specific case, I think you should be fine and can take advantage of ZFS features like you said. I have sources for this at home (a couple of articles and link to a forum thread), but these are saved on my desktop at home. Just let me know and I'll share them with you later. On Thu, Nov 14, 2019, 8:27 AM Jan Betlach <jbetl...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi guys, > > I am setting up a home NAS for five users. Total amount of data stored > on NAS will not exceed 5 TB. > Clients are Macs and OpenBSD machines, so that SSHFS works fine from > both (no need for NFS or Samba). > I am much more familiar and comfortable with OpenBSD than with FreeBSD. > My dilema while stating the above is as follows: > > Will the OpenBSD’s UFS stable and reliable enough for intended > purpose? NAS will consist of just one encrypted drive, regularly > backed to hardware RAID encrypted two-disks drive via rsync. > > Should I byte the bullet and build the NAS on FreeBSD taking advantage > of ZFS, snapshots, replications, etc? Or is this an overkill? > > BTW my most important data is also backed off-site. > > Thank you in advance for your comments. > > Jan > > _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ce message et ses pieces jointes peuvent contenir des informations confidentielles ou privilegiees et ne doivent donc pas etre diffuses, exploites ou copies sans autorisation. Si vous avez recu ce message par erreur, veuillez le signaler a l'expediteur et le detruire ainsi que les pieces jointes. Les messages electroniques etant susceptibles d'alteration, Orange decline toute responsabilite si ce message a ete altere, deforme ou falsifie. Merci. This message and its attachments may contain confidential or privileged information that may be protected by law; they should not be distributed, used or copied without authorisation. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete this message and its attachments. As emails may be altered, Orange is not liable for messages that have been modified, changed or falsified. Thank you.