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Its Alive!!!

 

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Intel Xeon 1230v2

Supermicro SuperChassis 743TQ-865B-SQ

Supermicro motherboard X9SCL-F

Crucial DDR ECC 1600 32gb

LSI 9207-8i raid controller

64gb SSD

8 2tb Drives Raid 5

3 x Hitachi 2tb

5 x WD Red 2tb 

865W gold power supply 

Windows server 2012 R2


Lian Li PC-V359WRX Micro-ATX Case | Intel 5960X Extreme 3.00GHz | ASRock Fatal1ty X99M KILLER | Crucial 32 GB 2666 DDR4 | Thermaltake NiC C5 | EVGA Supernova 1200W P2 | 2x 240GB OCZ Radeon R7 | 2x 256 GB Samsung 840 Series Pro | 2 X 120GB Samsung 840 EVO | 6x NF-F12’s | Place Holder GPU R9 290X |

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Its Alive!!!

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Intel Xeon 1230v2

Supermicro SuperChassis 743TQ-865B-SQ

Supermicro motherboard X9SCL-F

Crucial DDR ECC 1600 32gb

LSI 9207-8i raid controller

64gb SSD

8 2tb Drives Raid 5

3 x Hitachi 2tb

5 x WD Red 2tb 

865W gold power supply 

Windows sever 2012 R2

Very nice


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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Very nice

Thanks...

No longer raid 5 using the new storage pool and virtual disk stuff very cool, you can make virtual disks using different parity settings which is just amazing.... things have moved on since windows NT lol...


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Here's my entry :) .

 

Hardware

 

CPU:    Intel Xeon E3 1230v2 (ivy bridge)

MB:     Supermicro X9SCM-F-O

HS:      Stock Intel

RAM:   32GB DDR3 1600 ECC (Kingston)

PSU:    Corsair AX750

 

Case:          LIAN LI PC-V700X 

hotSwap:  2 x iStarUSA BPN-DE340SS
 

RAID:    Areca 1880i + BBU

SSD:     Intel 330 160GB SSD

HDD :   5x 2TB WD 20EARS 6x 4TB WD REDS (RAID 6)

 

Software and Configuration:
Server is running windows 7 on intel SSD.

Large Storage: RAID5 through Areca card.

All data is also indexed (faster search) and snapshotted (previous versions)

 
Usage:

Storage for data and multimedia content.  

Centralized Back up for data and os's of other systems.

Run VM's for variety of purposes.

 
Backup:
Data is backed up to online backup service (currently Backblaze, trying out Crashplan).

2014-07-30 - backup to Crashplan since Jan 2014.  

 
Additional info:
I run the server headless.  All KVM is through the IPMI and through network.
Why win 7?  Less costly online backup plan for non-server OS, and not using windows server specific functions at the moment.  (if I do, I'll probably run it as a VM.  I'm interested in serer 2012's new "self healing" file system, but that's for another thread.

 

Photo's:

FRONT:  I stripped that case of everything except fans and filters.  Everything meaning power buttons, headers lights, useless stuff. Server board layouts are the best.  +1 for those who notice the differences =).

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BACK:  Did a quick job... noticed the red sata cable from motherboard to hotswap =).  The power cable just barely made it to the top.  I like the power cable location as opposed the the typical ATX being in two different places!  

 

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INSTALLED:  In a Ikea bookshelf.  All drives in hotswap bay and their own activity lights (very useful).  Only power cable and three network cables (IPMI control, RAID card control, network for OS) to the server, no keyboard/mouse/video.  Three empty bays, so I threw SSD in there.

 

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Case Closed.  APC  backup batteries on right work as one.  That battery was a lifesaver during hurricane sandy last year!  Used it for light for a week!  :D

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Screenshot: don't mind the 1TB black drive, it might go back to my main system for game storage (darn humble bundles!)

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Future Plans:

 

UPGRADING! from 10TB to 20TB.  B)

From these
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To These
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Maybe Build log of this?

 

edit: Oh yeah.. dont' forget the lighting.. plenty of UV lighting... =)


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Can someone please come and wipe the dribble from my floor? hahaha.

That's a damn fine system @stevv


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Oh la la, that is noice!

Build log of this?

I would not be against that. :D


BUILD LOGS: HELIOS - Latest Update: 2015-SEP-06 ::: ZEUS - BOTW 2013-JUN-28 ::: APOLLO - Complete: 2014-MAY-10
OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
FORUM INFO: Community Standards ::: The Moderating Team ::: 10TB+ Storage Showoff Topic

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Here's my entry :) .

Very nice :)


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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2014.08 Added a second server. Motherboard and CPU upgrade on main box.

2013.11 Upgraded. Bigger case, more drives and more RAM.

 

Hardware:
 

Main

 

CASE: Supermicro SC846BE26-R920B
PSU: Built-in redundant 920W
MB: Supermicro X9SRL-F
CPU: Xeon E5-2630 v2
RAM: 64GB ECC
RAID CARD: LSI 9211-8i flashed to IT mode. Chassis backplane has built in SAS expanders.
SSD: Intel 710 100GB (OS), Intel 730 480GB (VM)
HDD: Seagate 4TB x16 (64TB raw)

 

Backup

 

CASE: Supermicro SC846BE26-R920B
PSU: Built-in redundant 920W
MB: Supermicro X9SCM
CPU: Xeon E3-1220
RAM: 16GB ECC
RAID CARD: LSI 9211-8i flashed to IT mode. Chassis backplane has built in SAS expanders.
SSD: Intel 710 100GB (OS)
HDD: Seagate 4TB x8, Hitachi 3TB x10 (62TB raw)

Software and Configuration:

Gentoo Linux

ZFS with 2 raidz2 vdevs (about 48TB usable on each box)

 

Usage:

ZFS, NFS, KVM hypervisor

 

See for details:

link

 

Photos:

Main above, backup pulled out below:

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Main box:

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Backup:

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vm2 ~ # zpool listNAME   SIZE  ALLOC   FREE    CAP  DEDUP  HEALTH  ALTROOTz1      58T  44.7T  13.3T    77%  1.00x  ONLINE  -
vm1 ~ # zpool listNAME   SIZE  ALLOC   FREE    CAP  DEDUP  HEALTH  ALTROOTz2    56.2T  41.8T  14.5T    74%  1.00x  ONLINE  -
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Upgraded. Bigger case, more drives and more RAM.

 

Original post: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/21948-ltt-10tb-storage-show-off-topic/?p=662131

 

Hardware

CASE: Supermicro SC846BE26-R920B

PSU: Built-in redundant 920W

MB: Supermicro X9SCM

CPU: Xeon E3-1220

RAM: 32GB ECC

RAID CARD: IBM M1015 flashed to IT mode. Chassis backplane has built in SAS expanders.

SSD: Samsung 840 pro 256GB

HDD: 10x Seagate 4TB, 6x Hitachi 3TB, 4x Seagate 3TB

Software and Configuration:

Gentoo Linux

10x 4TB mdadm raid6

10x 3TB raidz2

Trying ZFS on Linux after seeing a number of them in this thread. Thanks for sharing.

 

I think we have a new nr.1 :D

 

Gz m8!

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Hardware
CASE: CM Storm Trooper
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 850w
MB: Asus Sabertooth x58
CPU: Intel I7 930
HS: Noctua NH-L12

RAM: 24GB DDR3
RAID CARD 1: Adaptec AAR-1220SA
RAID CARD 2: Adaptec AAR-1430SA
SSD: Corsair Force 3 SSD 240GB
HDD 1: 1x 3TB WD 30EZRX

HDD 2: 2x 2TB WD 20EADS
HDD 3: 2x 2TB WD 20EURS
HDD 4: 1x 2TB WD 2003FYYS
HDD 5: 1x 2TB WD 20 02FAEX

HDD 6: 1x 2TB Hitachi HDS722020

HDD 7: 2x 1TB WD 10EAVS
HDD 8: 2x 750GB Seagate ST375064

 
Software and Configuration:
My computer is running Windows 7 and basic windows raid (striped). Mainly using raid cards for more sata ports.

My main array consist of 4 WD green and 2 WD black 2TB disks. 
 
Usage:
I use the storage for movies and series, i have media players around the house that access it.
I also use it for storing pictures and documents.
 
Backup:
I'M BADASS and dont need no Backup! My drives will never fail :D

 
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1. Welcome to the forum! :)

2. Nice server you got there. :D


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OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
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Could you give use some benchmarks on that storage pool?

Because I'm doubting if I should use it or get a raid card.

 

I always saturate my Microserver on Gigabit .


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Thanx guys!

 

Wish me safe journey on changing over disk! hope none of the disk fails during that time  :(

 

 

Can someone please come and wipe the dribble from my floor? hahaha.

That's a damn fine system @stevv

 

 

Oh la la, that is noice!


I would not be against that. :D

will probably write it up after I migrate my drives.

 

Very nice :)


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Hardware

CPU:    Intel Xeon E3 1230v2 (ivy bridge)

MB:     Supermicro X9SCM-F-O

HS:      Stock Intel

RAM:   32GB DDR3 1600 ECC (Kingston)

PSU:    Corsair AX750

Case:          LIAN LI PC-V700X 

hotSwap:  2 x iStarUSA BPN-DE340SS 

RAID:    Areca 1880i + BBU

SSD:     Intel 330 160GB SSD

HDD :   5x 2TB WD 20EARS

 

 

Hardware

CASE: Supermicro SC846BE26-R920B

PSU: Built-in redundant 920W

MB: Supermicro X9SCM

CPU: Xeon E3-1220

RAM: 32GB ECC

RAID CARD: IBM M1015 flashed to IT mode. Chassis backplane has built in SAS expanders.

SSD: Samsung 840 pro 256GB

HDD: 10x Seagate 4TB, 6x Hitachi 3TB, 4x Seagate 3TB

 

 

Hardware

CASE: CM Storm Trooper

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 850w

MB: Asus Sabertooth x58

CPU: Intel I7 930

HS: Noctua NH-L12

RAM: 24GB DDR3

RAID CARD 1: Adaptec AAR-1220SA

RAID CARD 2: Adaptec AAR-1430SA

SSD: Corsair Force 3 SSD 240GB

HDD 1: 1x 3TB WD 30EZRX

HDD 2: 2x 2TB WD 20EADS

HDD 3: 2x 2TB WD 20EURS

HDD 4: 1x 2TB WD 2003FYYS

HDD 5: 1x 2TB WD 20 02FAEX

HDD 6: 1x 2TB Hitachi HDS722020

HDD 7: 2x 1TB WD 10EAVS

HDD 8: 2x 750GB Seagate ST375064

Have all been added :) (sorry it took so long :P)


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Just decided that im gonna destroy my raid 5 : those Green drives are crap... getting a lot of aborted commands and really slow speed, around 30 mb sec , its gonna take a while to move all my data (+6tb) to the other disks ,

 

tuesday im gonna buy 4 4Tb WD Red´s those should be raid- able right ? sigh...


Main Rig : i7 5960X - 16GB DDR4 LPX 2400mhz - Asus Rampage V - 980GTX Ti - AX1200i - 650D - H110 - 1TB 840 EVO SSD - 30 inch HP 1600p IPS + 2xHP 20 inch 1600x1200 PLP setup! - Oculus DK2 - Logitech G502 - Corsair K70 RGB - Fanatec GT3 Wheel

i7 3930K - 16GB DDR3 2133mhz - Asus Rampage IV - 2 x 680GTX - AX850 - 550D - H100i - 256GB 830 Pro SSD - 2713HM 1440p IPS - G5 -

i5 3570K - MSI SLI Z87 motherboard - 4GB Corsair 1600mhz - Adaptec 31205 - Dell Perc 5/i - Intel Quad PT1000 Gigabit Network Card - Loads of 4TB RED's - +-70tb total storrage - HX850watts - Ri-Vier 24bay 4 U case

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Just decided that im gonna destroy my raid 5 : those Green drives are crap... getting a lot of aborted commands and really slow speed, around 30 mb sec , its gonna take a while to move all my data (+6tb) to the other disks ,

 

tuesday im gonna buy 4 4Tb WD Red´s those should be raid- able right ? sigh...

 

There should be no problem with those drives, :)


There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Just some helpful stuff: You're - You are, Your - Your car, They're - They are, Their - Their car, There - Over there.

 

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Just decided that im gonna destroy my raid 5 : those Green drives are crap... getting a lot of aborted commands and really slow speed, around 30 mb sec , its gonna take a while to move all my data (+6tb) to the other disks ,

 

tuesday im gonna buy 4 4Tb WD Red´s those should be raid- able right ? sigh...

I'm running RAID5 myself with green drives and saturating my gigabit line with ease. I think your problem lies somewhere else...

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Sooo I kind of added my specs a while ago but everything was in such a mess I didn't have any pictures but here we go with a proper post.

Hardware
CASE: Logic Case -SC-4320 (Norcotek RPC4220)

PSU: Corsair TX750w
MB: Supermicro X8DTL-IF
CPU: Intel Xeon L5639
HS: Intel stock 1366
RAM: 12GB DDR3 1333 Corsair XMS
RAID CARD 1: Intel RS2BL080
RAID CARD 2: Intel RS2BL080
SSD: About to put a 160GB Intel x25m but not yet
HDD 1: 5x 2TB Seagete ST2000DM001
HDD 2: 4x 1TB WD Black
HDD 3: 1x 320GB WD Blue (OS drive to be replaced with SSD)
HDD 5: 1x 1TB WD Green 10EARS
 
Software and Configuration:
Server is running 2012 Essentials, 2TB are configured in RAID5 (want to add at least 3-7 drives more) which are set up for media storage and backups. WD Blacks are in RAID0 set up for ISCSI for various machines in my network. 1TB for messing around and WDS images.
 
Usage:
Storage is used for media streamed to HTPC, tablet etc. ISCSI is used to store photos to be processed meaning I have no spinning drives in any of my machines.
 
Backup:
All critical data is backed up to 5x 1TB drives in a second server.  
 
Additional info:
Its still a work in process. I need to add more storage and a RAID expander. I will also need to add in some form of faster networking probably 10Gbe or Infiniband but it all comes down to time and money! 
 
Photo's:

 

Empty Case
 

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Motherboard
 

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Some drives

 

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Starting the build

 

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More drives (still warm from being pulled from old server)

 

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In its temporary home (gonna build a rack in the near future, I want to add a new switch, router, UPS)

 

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Intel 3960X (5GHz), Asus P9X79 Pro, KFA2 GTX580 SLI, Asus D2X, 16GB Dominator Platinum (1866Mhz), Corsair 600T, Corsair AX1200

 

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Sooo I kind of added my specs a while ago but everything was in such a mess I didn't have any pictures but here we go with a proper post.

Very nice server, need more storage :)


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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@Appleby: I almost bought that M/B for my new server, went with an X8DT3-LN4F instead

though (found it for better price).

+1 for LGA1366, I just love that platform. :D


BUILD LOGS: HELIOS - Latest Update: 2015-SEP-06 ::: ZEUS - BOTW 2013-JUN-28 ::: APOLLO - Complete: 2014-MAY-10
OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
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I'm running RAID5 myself with green drives and saturating my gigabit line with ease. I think your problem lies somewhere else...

 

same thing was happening with my old server and the PERC 5/i. On a Lot of forums they are telling me to switch from those greens.

Im just going to invest 750euro's  :( and lets hope its fixed .


Main Rig : i7 5960X - 16GB DDR4 LPX 2400mhz - Asus Rampage V - 980GTX Ti - AX1200i - 650D - H110 - 1TB 840 EVO SSD - 30 inch HP 1600p IPS + 2xHP 20 inch 1600x1200 PLP setup! - Oculus DK2 - Logitech G502 - Corsair K70 RGB - Fanatec GT3 Wheel

i7 3930K - 16GB DDR3 2133mhz - Asus Rampage IV - 2 x 680GTX - AX850 - 550D - H100i - 256GB 830 Pro SSD - 2713HM 1440p IPS - G5 -

i5 3570K - MSI SLI Z87 motherboard - 4GB Corsair 1600mhz - Adaptec 31205 - Dell Perc 5/i - Intel Quad PT1000 Gigabit Network Card - Loads of 4TB RED's - +-70tb total storrage - HX850watts - Ri-Vier 24bay 4 U case

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same thing was happening with my old server and the PERC 5/i. On a Lot of forums they are telling me to switch from those greens.

Im just going to invest 750euro's  :( and lets hope its fixed .

There have been issues with the Green drives dropping out of RAID because of the way they are designed to react to bad sectors and read errors, but I've never heard of issues with general bad performance... ANyway, let us know if the investment solved the issue :)

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Just decided that im gonna destroy my raid 5 : those Green drives are crap... getting a lot of aborted commands and really slow speed, around 30 mb sec , its gonna take a while to move all my data (+6tb) to the other disks ,

 

tuesday im gonna buy 4 4Tb WD Red´s those should be raid- able right ? sigh...

 

I also have 5 x Green drives (2TB) on an areca 1880i.  They have worked good for me (except when using it as VM's OS storage... get hiccups).  Is your card set with only one array dedicated to your WD Green drives?

 

benchmark with %70 full.. 

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same thing was happening with my old server and the PERC 5/i. On a Lot of forums they are telling me to switch from those greens.

Im just going to invest 750euro's  :( and lets hope its fixed .

 

The issue might stem from the TLER settings in conjunction with the parking feature of the green drives.  You might be getting the 30MB/s because of the dropout and the raid is rebuilding again.

 

Some raid cards can handle it better.  The areca has the option to ignore it.  (even though I left it default)

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The REDs with the following difference:

-Less aggressive head parking (no IntelliPark feature)

-Configurable Time Limited Error Recovery (TLER), with a default of 7 seconds

 

Should aleviate the issue your having with your RAID card.


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Just decided that im gonna destroy my raid 5 : those Green drives are crap... getting a lot of aborted commands and really slow speed, around 30 mb sec , its gonna take a while to move all my data (+6tb) to the other disks ,

 

tuesday im gonna buy 4 4Tb WD Red´s those should be raid- able right ? sigh...

 

I run all green's and I'm seeing 700-800MB/s Read and Write. Don't think it's the drives :)

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