Thanks again lads. I will take all that info into advice, and will join that new group also!
Thanks again! --Tiernan On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Tim Cook <t...@cook.ms> wrote: > > > On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM, Tiernan OToole <lsmart...@gmail.com>wrote: > >> Thanks all! I will check out FreeNAS and see what it can do... I will >> also check my RAID Card and see if it can work with JBOD... fingers >> crossed... The machine has a couple internal SATA ports (think there are 2, >> could be 4) so i was thinking of using those for boot disks and SSDs >> later... >> >> As a follow up question: Data Deduplication: The machine, to start, will >> have about 5Gb RAM. I read somewhere that 20TB storage would require about >> 8GB RAM, depending on block size... Since i dont know block sizes, yet (i >> store a mix of VMs, TV Shows, Movies and backups on the NAS) I am not sure >> how much memory i will need (my estimate is 10TB RAW (8TB usable?) in a >> ZRAID1 pool, and then 3TB RAW in a striped pool). If i dont have enough >> memory now, can i enable DeDupe at a later stage when i add memory? Also, >> if i pick FreeBSD now, and want to move to, say, Nexenta, is that possible? >> Assuming the drives are just JBOD drives (to be confirmed) could they just >> get imported? >> >> Thanks. >> >> >> > > Yes, you can move between FreeBSD and Illumos based distros as long as you > are at a compatible zpool version (which they currently are). I'd avoid > deduplication unless you absolutely need it... it's still a bit of a > kludge. Stick to compression and your world will be a much happier place. > > --Tim > > -- Tiernan O'Toole blog.lotas-smartman.net www.geekphotographer.com www.tiernanotoole.ie
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