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On 11/20/2015 at 5:00 AM, MyNameIsNicola said:

 

An update on the disks in this along with little Perl script to export my FreeNAS disk information to a little CSV file for my own records. It exports things like device name/path, disk model, capacity, form factor, speed, firmware, serial, ZFS GPTID etc.

https://nicolaw.uk/#freenas_disk_info.pl[1]

An example of the output put in to Google Docs (minus some hidden information like the serials and GPTIDs etc):http://i.imgur.com/Ob9P81V.png 

 

Hope the script is useful to someone other than me.

 

I'll be posting some half decent pictures soon as I'm racking it all up properly with PDUs etc this weekend.

I had missed this and it was quoted just now - I found it very useful ^_^. Being a bit of a nub, I'm not sure of what two of the columns are. Sample from one is "5 000cca 24ce6fcba" and the other "75e23725-cf3e-11e3-9840-00221991a1db"

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5 hours ago, Mikensan said:

I had missed this and it was quoted just now - I found it very useful ^_^. Being a bit of a nub, I'm not sure of what two of the columns are. Sample from one is "5 000cca 24ce6fcba" and the other "75e23725-cf3e-11e3-9840-00221991a1db"

I've just updated the script on my homepage/wiki so that the first row printed gives you the column names: https://nicolaw.uk/freenas_disk_info.pl

 

The first column that you mention is a WWN. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Name)

 

The second column is the FreeBSD GEOM GPTID of the partitions on that device that are assigned to your ZFS VDEVs. (See the output of glabel list and zpool status -v commands).

 

I find this information handy to have a copy of in an emergency because it means that you will have all the information about any given disk to hand in case you need to replace one. (I've seen some disks that annoyingly only have a barcode of the WWN on the exterior of the drive and not the serial, or perhaps the other way around). I just like belt-and-braces record keeping when you're dealing with hoarding of precious data pr0n.

 

I hope this helps!


WWW: https://nicolaw.uk   CASE: Supermicro SuperChassis 847A-R1400LPB   MBSupermicro X9DRH-IF   CPU2x Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2603 v2 @ 1.80GHz   RAM: 80GB ECC DDR3 1333   NICIntel E10G42BFSR X520-SR2   HBA: 5x LSI 9211-8i 6GB/s SAS HBA 'IT' Firmware   HDD/SSD2x 120GB Kingston SV300S37A120G SSD 2x 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD 8x 8TB Seagate ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z 21x 3TB Hitachi HGST HDN724030ALE640 4x 4TB Hitachi HGST HDS724040ALE640 3x 3TB Western Digital Red WDC WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

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23 minutes ago, MyNameIsNicola said:

I've just updated the script on my homepage/wiki so that the first row printed gives you the column names: https://nicolaw.uk/freenas_disk_info.pl

 

The first column that you mention is a WWN. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Name)

 

The second column is the FreeBSD GEOM GPTID of the partitions on that device that are assigned to your ZFS VDEVs. (See the output of glabel list and zpool status -v commands).

 

I find this information handy to have a copy of in an emergency because it means that you will have all the information about any given disk to hand in case you need to replace one. (I've seen some disks that annoyingly only have a barcode of the WWN on the exterior of the drive and not the serial, or perhaps the other way around). I just like belt-and-braces record keeping when you're dealing with hoarding of precious data pr0n.

 

I hope this helps!

Ah ok very cool and well done. I find it useful as well, I like having my network/servers documented and this is right up my ally. The GPTID explains why I had an empty row with nothing but a GPTID - I partitioned out 2GB on my SSD for ZIL/SLOG - (seeing if it helps my iSCSI connections) and I guess that's the ID for this 2gb partition. Neat :-)

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1 minute ago, Mikensan said:

Ah ok very cool and well done. I find it useful as well, I like having my network/servers documented and this is right up my ally. The GPTID explains why I had an empty row with nothing but a GPTID - I partitioned out 2GB on my SSD for ZIL/SLOG - (seeing if it helps my iSCSI connections) and I guess that's the ID for this 2gb partition. Neat :-)

Mmm, interesting. Would you mind messaging me the the output you get for that line and the line above and below it? (anonymise anything as you wish of course) .. I'll see if I can fix the script, as it shouldn't be doing that. I'm obviously made a silly assumption or missed an edge case in my parsing logic.


WWW: https://nicolaw.uk   CASE: Supermicro SuperChassis 847A-R1400LPB   MBSupermicro X9DRH-IF   CPU2x Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2603 v2 @ 1.80GHz   RAM: 80GB ECC DDR3 1333   NICIntel E10G42BFSR X520-SR2   HBA: 5x LSI 9211-8i 6GB/s SAS HBA 'IT' Firmware   HDD/SSD2x 120GB Kingston SV300S37A120G SSD 2x 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD 8x 8TB Seagate ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z 21x 3TB Hitachi HGST HDN724030ALE640 4x 4TB Hitachi HGST HDS724040ALE640 3x 3TB Western Digital Red WDC WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

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Hardware

CASE: Norcotek RPC2304 (plus ICY DOCK MB324SP-B 4x2.5" hotswap)

PSU: Corsair RM450

MB: Supermicro X10SLM-F

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230v3

HS: Stock Intel heatsink

RAM: 16GB ECC DDR3L 1600

HBA: LSI 9207-4i4e

OS SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB

HDD 1: 1x 3TB HGST HDN724030AL

HDD 2: 2x 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-1E61

HDD 3: 1x 2TB WD WD20EFRX-68E

SSD 1: 2x Samsung 850 Evo 250GB

SSD 2: 2x Crucial MX100 512GB

 

Software and Configuration:

OS is WIndows Server 2012 R2 and storage system is Storage Spaces. I have the boot SSD and two pool SSDs directly attached to the motherboard, and the RPC2304's 4x3.5" drive bays attached to the LSI HBA. I picked this HBA because it comes in IT mode, and I can later on add a SAS JBOD. I was basically limited to this chassis because the rack it has to fit into only has a 26" internal depth. Adding the Icydock 4x2.5" bay was a snap, I took the front bezel off the case and dremeled out a hole. As you can see in the images, it fits well with room to space for cables. The only reason I can think of for Norco to not make a chassis with this type of capability is that you might run into issues with redundant ATX power supplies, which can be longer than normal power supplies. And if I was doing this again, I might have gone for an SFX power supply for even more clearance.

Usage:

Bulk data storage, Plex server, VM host for Linux VMs (Hyper-V), backup target for computers in the house.

Backup:

The server backs itself up nightly to a virtual disk on the pool. All data (except the backups) is synced by Bittorrent Sync to another server of the same basic setup but in a Silverstone DS380 case, which as of right now only has 8TB of capacity. That server also runs nightly backups to an internal virtual drive, and is located about 300 miles away.

Additional info:

My usage of the two Pool SSDs is mainly for Storage Spaces Tiering, which means they actually are data drives not cache drives (142GB used on each, 136 of which is allocated as the Hot tier of the various virtual disks, and 16GB is writeback cache). So hopefully this means I can slide around the 5 drive requirement with 6 drives actually being used to hold data (Storage Spaces does not keep a copy on the Cold tier of data in the Hot tier - a virtual disk created with 100GB on HDD and 10GB on SSD shows as 110GB capacity)

Photo's:

Ignore the Adata SP600 and the 2x WD Red 1TB drives in the 2.5" bays, they aren't part of the final build. Those bays are where the 3 SSDs are sitting right now. (neither is the PCIe mSata card on the left of the 1st image - that was an experiment gone wrong, but thankfully I didn't lose any data due to it)

(the second and third images should be vertical - if you open the images directly in another tab your browser should be able to flip them right side up - at least Firefox does)

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P.S. two things - first, this whole thread should be in the new "Servers and NAS" subforum, but I can understand leaving it in Storage. second - the DS380 server I mentioned above will soon reach the 10TB mark, with 5 HDDs and 2 SSDs (plus boot SSD) - should I make a seperate post for it when that happens?

 

Update 2/16/16: Added 2x 512GB SSDs. @alpenwasser


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My NASter rig which is my daily driver router and NAS. This won't make the main list but I don't know if it can count as an honorable mention. This is one of my über-cheap NAS platform based system with emphasis on networking and some sightly better hardware. 

 

Hardware
CASE: (I forgot)
PSU: Lenovo 250W OEM PSU (with all low-voltage caps replaced)
MB: Asus P5BV-C
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 (same silicon as Xeon X3320, and maybe I will get a X3330 for this rig)
HS: Lenovo OEM cooler
RAM: 4x Micron 2GB DDR2-800 ECC = 8GB (maxed out)
RAID CARD: Adaptec 6805
HDD Enclosure: Winsonic MRA501 4-bay SATA hot swapping enclosure (occupies 3 ODD slots, hacked to use the LED output from the RAID card)

HDD 1: 2x 3TB WD Red WD30EFRX

HDD 2: 1x 3TB HGST Ultrastar 5K3000 HUA5C3030ALA640

NIC 0: 2x Marvell 88E8052 PCIe GbE NIC (onboard) 

NIC 1: Intel i82546EB dual-port PCI GbE NIC (not PCIe or PCI-X)

NIC 2: Intel i82571EB dual-port PCIe GbE NIC

NIC 3: Ralink RT5360 PCI 150M 802.11b/g/n NIC

NIC 4: Broadcom BCM4322 PCI 300M 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band NIC

 

I bought the MB and HDD enclosure used, rescued the case from being sent down the recycling center, transplanted the PSU, CPU and HS from my dismantled Lenovo OEM workstation, and transplanted the RAID card from Battleship (since Adaptec 6805 can work with the enclosure and case LEDs but 3ware 9750-8i can't)

 

The multitiude of NICs will come in with some significance in the software part.

Software and Configuration:
The RAID card is configured as a 3-drive RAID-5 with 6TB effective storage space. This machine runs vanilla Ubuntu Server 15.10.

Usage:
This server is my wireless router / NAS combo. My previous unit was an Apple Time Capsule but its built-in single hard disk drive is very slow (probably because the internal drive, despite having onboard SATA connectors, is connected internally over USB) and backing up my laptop to that unit is a tedious job and restoring is a nightmare. I then decided to build a new unit, providing the same level of service (a wireless router & NAS combo with dual-band Wi-Fi, Time Machine capability and lots of internal storage) but using proper server-grade hardware (ECC memory, proper redundant storage instead of a single drive) to provide enough handling capacity to saturate a dual-GbE aggregation.

 

System setup:

  • System:
    • Ubuntu Server 15.10 amd64
    • qemu-kvm capabilities enabled
  • Network:
    • Uplink: 1x dual GbE aggregation (802.3ad) on i82546EB NIC
    • Downlink: 5 logic interfaces bridged together:
      • 1x dual GbE aggregation (802.3ad) on i82576EB NIC
      • 2x single GbE links on two 88E8052 NICs
      • 1x RT5360 as 2.4MHz 802.11b/g/n mixed access point
      • 1x BCM4322 as 5GHz 802.11a/n mixed access point
  • Services:
    • PPPoE for FTTH uplink with IPv4 NAT and IPv6 tunnelling
    • UPnP and NAT-PMP port mapping for IPv4 (IPv6 not firewalled)
    • AFP, NFS, SMB and WebDAV NAS access (WebDAV gave me the best throughput, and the close second is NFS)
    • Time Machine backup over AFP
    • DDNS updates
    • DHCPv4 server
    • IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration with NDP with DHCPv6 for DNS configuration (Windows-friendly IPv6)
    • Caching DNS with DNSSEC (optional DNSCrypt)


Backup:
It runs a nightly incremental backup to the Time Capsule's upgraded internal drive.

Additional info:
If you are replicating this build, you can get away without the drive enclosure and the Adaptec 6805 which are both fairly expensive. A used LSI 9260-8i or HP P410 will work just fine as the RAID solution and just get a case with enough internal bays. Used ECC RAM can be fairly stable too but a lot cheaper (as much as 1/20 as brand new) as DDR2 are fairly difficult to find new now.

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Workstation 1: Xeon E3-1231v3 ~ 4x Kingston KVR 8GB DDR3-1600 ~ Gigabyte GA-Z97D-D3 ~ Sapphire RX 580 8GB ~ Samsung 960 Pro 512GB ~ WD Black 2TB ~ macOS Catalina amd64
Workstation 2: 2x Xeon E5-2680 ~ 8x Kingston KVR 16GB DDR3-1600 Registered ECC ~ Asus Z9PE-D16 ~ XFX RX 480 8GB ~ WD Black NVMe 1TB ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB ~ Hitachi HDD 500GB ~ Windows 10 Pro Workstation amd64

Workstation 3: Core 2 Quad Q9300 ~ 4x mixed-brand 2GB DDR2-800 ~ Colorful C.P45K ~ Zotac GTX 650 Ti ~ Kingston V300 120GB ~ Samsung SpinPoint 1TB ~ Windows 10 Pro Workstation amd64
Home server: Core 2 Quad Q9550S ~ 4x Micron 2GB DDR2-800 Unbuffered ECC ~ Asus P5BV-C ~ Broadcom MegaRAID 9271-8iCC ~ Unbranded SATA SSD 120GB ~ 6x WD Green 2TB ~ 2x WD Red 2TB ~ Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS amd64

Home router: Atom D2550 ~ Samsung 4GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ~ Guoguang IC2M1028V-J ~ Kingston V300 60GB ~ Ubuntu Server 19.10 amd64

Laptop 1: Dell Latitude 3500 ~ Core i7-8565U ~ 2x Samsung 16GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM ~ WD Black NVMe 1TB ~ Intel SSD 520 Series 480GB ~ Windows 10 Pro Workstation amd64
Laptop 2: Apple MacBookPro9.2 ~ Core i5-3210M ~ 2x Samsung 8GB DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM ~ Samsung SSD 850 Evo 1TB ~ macOS Catalina amd64

Laptop 3: Apple MacBookPro8,1 ~ Core i7-2620M ~ 2x Samsung 4GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB ~ Ubuntu 19.10 amd64
Laptop 4: Dell Latitude D620 ~ Core 2 Duo T7600 ~ Kingston 2GB DDR2-800 SO-DIMM ~ Kingston 1GB DDR2-800 SO-DIMM ~ Intel 945PM ~ nVidia Quadro NVS 110M ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB ~ Windows 10 Pro Workstation amd64

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On 2/9/2016 at 9:54 PM, Mikensan said:

Ah ok very cool and well done. I find it useful as well, I like having my network/servers documented and this is right up my ally. The GPTID explains why I had an empty row with nothing but a GPTID - I partitioned out 2GB on my SSD for ZIL/SLOG - (seeing if it helps my iSCSI connections) and I guess that's the ID for this 2gb partition. Neat :-)

I think I've fixed the script. I've not got a setup that's the same to test against though, but I think it'll parse the output for those scenarios now.

 

https://nicolaw.uk/freenas_disk_info.pl

 

It also now outputs the adaptor, bus, target and lun that the disk is connected to. Especially useful for me given how many different HBAs I have.

 

I've tidied up the code a little more to run with full taint checking etc to be a little safer (not that there should be any risk anyway).

 

Let me know if you have any warnings from the output.


WWW: https://nicolaw.uk   CASE: Supermicro SuperChassis 847A-R1400LPB   MBSupermicro X9DRH-IF   CPU2x Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2603 v2 @ 1.80GHz   RAM: 80GB ECC DDR3 1333   NICIntel E10G42BFSR X520-SR2   HBA: 5x LSI 9211-8i 6GB/s SAS HBA 'IT' Firmware   HDD/SSD2x 120GB Kingston SV300S37A120G SSD 2x 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD 8x 8TB Seagate ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z 21x 3TB Hitachi HGST HDN724030ALE640 4x 4TB Hitachi HGST HDS724040ALE640 3x 3TB Western Digital Red WDC WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

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so... my build hasn't made it into the rankings yet (which I totally understand, I'm not asking for it to be immediate) but I already have a change to the config - added 2x 512GB SSDs. Should I update my post or make a new one?


Looking to buy GTX690, other multi-GPU cards, or single-slot graphics cards: 

 

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16 minutes ago, brwainer said:

so... my build hasn't made it into the rankings yet (which I totally understand, I'm not asking for it to be immediate) but I already have a change to the config - added 2x 512GB SSDs. Should I update my post or make a new one?

i would edit your original post, then tag a mod in a new post. If you're over 10TB, you should be added to the list.


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* Intel i7-4770K * ASRock Z97 Anniversary * 16GB RAM * 750w Seasonic Modular PSU *

* Crucial M4 128GB SSD (Primary) * Hitachi 500GB HDD (Secondary) *

* Gigabyte HD 7950 WF3 * SATA Blu-Ray Writer * Logitech g710+ * Windows 10 Pro x64 *

 

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I'm back for a quick update, I'm going to have stop reposing every time I add one more drive but this is a bit of a bigger upgrade!

Hardware
CASE: Dell 12-Bay 2U 
MB: 3CESL1
CPU: Dual Opteron 2373 Quads
HS: OEM w/ added fans
RAM: 64GB ECC DDR2
RAID CARD: PERC H310
SSD: SanDisk 120gb
HDD: 6x4TB RED
24TB Total


Software and Configuration:
Win Server 2012R2

Drivepool

 

Usage:
Plex, IIS, VMWare, IRC, OwnCloud, Backups, Game Servers

Backup:
Crashplan

Additional info:
LACKRACK!

 

Photo's:

 

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Hey guys,

Just got my server stuff today. Still figuring it out, but here is what I have.

 

 

I have it set up for 1 drive failover, so the capacity I have is 24tb (21.81 tb). 30 tb of storage with 5 drives puts me at about 50th. Not bad for having no idea what the fuck i'm doing!

 

Hardware
CASE: Synology 1815+
CPU: 2.4ghz quad core
HS: OEM
RAM: 6gb of 1600 mhz
HDD: 5x6TB WD RED
30TB Total

Software and Configuration:
Synology software and custom raid. 1 drive failover

 

Usage:
Plex, Backups, remote storage

Additional info:
I have more dollars than sense

 

Photo's:

 

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CPU: Intel Core i5 4690k 4.8ghz @ 1.3v CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60i Mobo: ASRock Z97 Extreme 3 Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB 2133 Storage #1: 1TB 850 EVO SSD Storage #2: Western Digital Black 2TB Storage #3: Western Digital Green 4TB GPU: Gigabyte 980 Ti G1 Case: Raidmax Horus PSU: EVGA 750 W G2 80+Gold Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Cherry MX Brown Mouse: Ebay Special Monitor: LG 34UM94 Headset: Bose

Watch: Moto 360 Sport

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7

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On 7/4/2013 at 8:20 PM, alpenwasser said:
On 7/4/2013 at 7:25 PM, Ramaddil said:

Total Storage 

89.0TB

 

 

Server Name

Titan

 

Hardware

CASE: Lian Li 343B
PSU: Corsair HX1000i
MB: Asus TUF Sabertooth 990FX

CPU: AMD FX - 8120 @ Stock
HS: Noctua NH-D14
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600 GSkill Ram
RAID CARD 1: Adaptec 52445 28 Port Raid Card (Raid 6)

Raid Card 2: LSI 9260-8I 8 Port Card (Raid 5)

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
Enclosures: Startech 2/5.25 for 3 HDD (8) 

HD's: 

16x 2TB Western Digital (Red) WD20EFRS
9x 2TB Western Digital Greens (Various Models) 

1x 3TB Western Digital WD30EZRS

6x 6TB Western Digital WD60EFRX

 

((( Update Added 7TB to Server )))

((((( Update # 2 Added 10TB More To Server ))))) 7/12/14

((((((( Update #3 Replaced a Failed 2TB//Added Additional 2TB//Changed Operating System//CPU, Motherboard Upgraded)))))))

((((((((((Update #4 Changed Raid card//Added Additional 20TB of Storage//Added 16Gb more of Ram (total 32gb) ))))))))

((((((((((((Update #5 Added an additional 2TB/Reconfiguring Fans for external Fan controllers (Pics to Follow)  ))))))))))))))

(((((((((((((((Update #6 Added an additional 6TB/Replaced MB/Scrapped outside Fan controller/Added 2U for future Expansion)))))))))))))) 

(((((((((((((((((Update #7 Added an additional 2TB///Changed to Platinum PSU HX1000i))))))))))))))))))))

(((((((((((((((((Update #8 Added Additional 12TB//Reconfigure backup solution to a Raid 5 solution with a New 9260-8I))))))))))))))))

 

Software and Configuration:
My server is running Windows 8.1, I have one Raid 6 Array with 23 drives (24 X 2TB =48TB).  This array holds all my movies/tv shows and data.  I have one 3TB drive that I use for backup for my software that is synced to nightly with Syncback Pro on top of my cloud storage which is mentioned in the backup section.  Second Array is 6 x 6TB (36TB) for Backup Purposes). 
 
Usage:
I use my server as my media hub for my entire house and beyond.  I have 2 WD TV Media players in different rooms in the house which can remotely access my server.  I also utilize my server to access Air Video remotely on my Idevices, and it also serves as my security system monitoring cameras placed around the house.
 
Backup:
My Server is connected to Crashplan which stores my data off site.
 
Additional info:
Server Is Running 8.1 til Further.
 

(((((((((((((((((Update #8 Added Additional 12TB//Reconfigure backup solution to a Raid 5 solution with a New 9260-8I))))))))))))))))
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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So how does my storage setup compare to the rest?

 

2 x 4 Tb Seagate HDDs (main drive + raid / documents backup)

2 x 1 Tb Samsung 840 Evos in Raid 0 (gaming drives)

512 Gb Crucial M4 (old gaming drive, now movie maker + office, and other apps drive)

128 Gb Crucial M4 OS + Drivers (OS drive so doesnt count)

 

I got the 1 Tb EVOs wen the 840s went EOL for a good price, and they are super fast:

 

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I would have liked to have sold either one of the M4s, but they are worthless second hand now.

 

Also I just got a big improvement to random read and writes by enabling Samsung Rapid mode on one of my Raid 0 drives:

 

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So I've posted before but I've kinda made a bunch of revisions to my server.

 

Hardware

CASE: Fractal Design Define R5 (windowless)

PSU: Corsair RM650

MB: Asus M5A78L-M

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition

HS: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo

RAM: 24GB DDR3 1600MHz

OS SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB

HDD: 6 x 4TB Western Digital Caviar Red

 

Software and Configuration:

OS is Ubunbu Linux 15.10:

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Using Zsh as my shell with 'norm' theme.

Drives are configured in RAID 10 using MDADM, 12TB:

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Usage:

Backup and media storage for household. Running Plex Media Server on the server as well, using the 8 cores for transcoding media for everyone in the household.

Data usage:

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Backup:

No offsite or onsite backups, running only redundancy.

Primary desktop documents do have Backblaze backup running continuously though.

 

I can add photos of the actual system in a bit once I open it up again.

 

Thanks!

- Eric

 

EDIT 1 - Performance Photos:

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No Zsh here because root user and not my normal user.

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WinterFell (Ubuntu 16.04)

 

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) 

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

Boot Drive: OCZ Agility 3 60GB

RAM: 32GB DDR3 (4x8GB HyperX FURY)

HDD Config 1: (3x 3TB 3.5in WD RED in ZFS RAIDZ1) (3x 10TB 3.5in Seagate IronWolf in ZFS RAIDZ1 again) (22.9GB usable)

HDD Config 2: 2x 1TB 2.5in WD RED in ZFS Mirror for Virtual Machine Storage. Mainly for Linux Containers, which run EMBY, Torrent Server, Sonarr, Radarr, VPN Server, Apache, all in their own containers, which stops package version conflicts. Also backups up important data from HDD config 1

SSD Cache Drive: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB for Main Storage Pool (L2ARC)

SSD Cache Drive: Transcend 128GB for LXC Container Pool (L2ARC)

UPS: APC Back-UPS Pro 900

HBA: Fujitsu D2607 (LSI 9211-8i IT MODE) Not in pictures as taken before hand.

 

Updated (02/04/2018)

 

See Below for images....

 

Future Plans....... Maybe

  • Moving to different case and add another Icydock for the 3x 3.5in inside (FatCage MB155SP-B or FatCage MB153SP-B). Maybe case like the Storm Trooper where it has 9 5.25in bays, or something similar. 
  • Going to Ubuntu 18.04 little while after release.

Inside shots (Updated 09/04/2015)

 

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PC: Intel i7 3770k | Asus P8Z77-V Pro | Cool Master Storm Trooper | ASUS GTX 1070 Strix | 32 GB DDR3 Ram | 840EVO 500GB | 850EVO 1TB | Predator 1440p TN 165hz | Windows 10 Pro

NAS: Intel 2600k | Asus P8Z77 | 32GB DDR3 RAM | 60GB SSD (BOOT) | Ubuntu 16.04.5 | 3x 3TB + 3x10TB WD Red in ZFS Raidz1 (240GB Cache Drive) | 2x 128GB SSDs for Linux Containers

Ultralight: 2x Toshiba Z930 | 6GB RAM | 120GB SSD | One Linux and One Windows.

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Hardware

CASE: HP Proliant DL180 G6

PSU: HP 460W, part 511777-001

MB: (Part number unknown at this time, but the one that comes standard with the HP Proliant DL180 G6)

CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon X5570

HS: Stock HP Heatsink

RAM: 24 GB DDR3 1333 ECC Registered

RAID CARD 1: HP Smart Array P410

HDD 1: 9 x 4TB Seagete ST4000DM000

Software and Configuration:

My server is running windows server 2012. Booted off two HP 146 GB SAS drives in RAID 1, this machine runs my deduplicated file storage, a 2 TB iSCSI target, and VMware vCenter 6.

 

My main array consists of 9 x 4 TB in RAID 6, totaling in a 25.5 TB usable disk space within Windows (28 TB raw).

Usage:

The iSCSI target is consumed by my four ESXi hosts, which are controlled by my vCenter instance. Several VM's that are hosted on the iSCSI share consume multimedia files stored on the storage server, such as Universal Media Server and Plex.

Backup:

Essential and non-replaceable files are backed up remotely to colocated Dell PowerEdge C6100 in a different state.

Additional info:

An upgrade is scheduled for next month to upgrade from the HP Smart Array P410 to a HP Smart Array P822 and add a HP StorageWorks D2700 with four Samsung EVO 850 250 GB SSD's and 21 x 320 GB Western Digital 

Photo's:

 

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During a recent server rack upgrade, I took quite a few pictures, to include me installing my server. You can check out more pictures during this upgrade, to include some animated photos at the end!

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The local arrays within the server itself.

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During a recent upgrade, I installed two more 4 TB drives into my HP Proliant DL180 G6, giving me the now total 9 drives.

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Before I installed the drives with the server still running. More pictures and even more animated photos are included in this link!

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And this picture was taken this this past weekend (26 March 2016). This server and it's hard drives have been on nearly 24/7 since early 2013 and is scheduled for upgrades very soon.

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On 23.6.2015 at 9:43 PM, mGrytbak said:

Hardware:

 

CPUs: 2x Xeon E5-2603 v3

RAM: Kingston DDR4 2133MHz ECC 32GB (4x8gb)

Motherboard: Supermicro MB X10DRL-i Dual Xeon E5 v3

PSU: Redundant 960w 80Plus Platinum PSU (Comes with the case)

Case: Supermicro SuperChassis 846BA-R920B

Boot-drive: 128Gb OCZ Agility 3

Cache/encoding drive: 600Gb WD VelociRaptor

Controllers: 2x LSI MegaRAID SAS 9211-8i 

 

Software:

 

The server is running Microsofts StorageSpaces on Windows Server 2012. It fits my drive config, and the speed is perfectly fine for gigabit connectivity. 

 

Server is running Plex and some other media-stuff.

 

The storage is configured as one drive-pool with two virtual disks. One big disk for media configured as parity, and one smaller disk for documents and more important stuff which is configured as a mirror over three drives, and is backed up using Jottacloud aswell.

 

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Update! *yay*

 

I have some new drives and whatnot :)

 

This is now the full list of drives in this system:

8x 4TB WD Red

6x 2TB Seagate NAS HDD

2x 1,5TB Seagate Barracuda

1x 3TB Seagate Barracuda

 

The server is still running Windows Storage Spaces, but has been upgraded to Server 2012 R2.

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How do I update my ranking? I am currently sitting at 29TB. My setup has changed a lot lately

Hardware

CASE: Thinkserver SA120 JBOD

PSU: 550w Hotswap

MB: N/A

 

The VM its connected to has 4 x vCPU cores of a Xeon E3-1265L V2 and 4GB of RAM. It also has the IBM M1015 RAID Card assigned to it (Flashed to IT mode)

 

Specs of my main ESXi Server:

E3-1265L V2, 32GB ECC, Supermicro Server board with IMPI and Dual lan etc, Samsung 850 Pro 512GB, iStarUSA 213 2u Case, ICY DOCK 6 x 2.5" Hotswap bay, 430w Antec Earthwatts PSU

Specs of my second ESXi Server:

i3-3220, 32GB ECC, Supermicro Server board with IMPI and Dual lan etc, Crucial MX100 256GB, iStarUSA 213 2u Case, ICY DOCK 6 x 2.5" Hotswap bay, 430w Antec Earthwatts PSU, And a Dual Port Intel Pro1000 NIC for pfSense (Used as my main router)

 

 

Software and Configuration:

I am now using a Lenovo Thinkserver SA120 JBOD, connected to a IBM M1015 which is using hardware passthrough to my file server VM in my ESXi server. I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Stablebit Drivepool

 

Usage:

Storage for PLEX movies and TV Shows, and all general files 

 

 

Backup:

 

Local backup of important file to another disk not in the standard pool, and also I am using Syncovery to backup all 15TB of my data to Amazon Cloud Drive unlimited 

 

 

 

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I know this is off topic I am sorry

but how do you make tables and graphs in this? also headers.


Thats that. If you need to get in touch chances are you can find someone that knows me that can get in touch.

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19 hours ago, Pancake said:

How do I update my ranking? I am currently sitting at 29TB. My setup has changed a lot lately.

Heyy, saw this over on /r/homelab. Such a clean setup, I love it.

Those SA120 machines look fantastic, too. You've got me on the hunt for one now.


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2 minutes ago, Mikensan said:

@Pancake How do you connect the Thinkserver to the IBM 1015? Is the SFF cable just running through an open expansion slot? 

I use a low profile sff-8087 to sff-8088 adapter, I do wish I had just bought an HBA with external ports in the beginning, but it works

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Minor update to my Server:

1x Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB SATA HDD died - no warranty unfortunately - but I did pull it out of a Seagate 3TB USB3.0 external Drive that I got for a really good deal (It was definitely worth losing the warranty).


Bought a replacement, same model (This one I bought new from Canada Computers, so it has the full warranty - though Seagate only offers 2 year warranty on their Desktop drives now).

 

I also picked up the following drives for free (Work was tossing them):

2x 146GB 15K SAS

2x 300GB 15K SAS

 

Just threw them into my FlexRAID pool as a new DRU with ~900GB. As long as each DRU doesn't exceed the capacity of my PPU (Parity Protection Unit - a HDD or series of HDD's dedicated as a virtual parity disk) of 3TB, then the size of each DRU actually doesn't matter that much in FlexRAID (Using Snapshot RAID - cannot say if their newer Real Time RAID has different requirements).


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