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What OS / File system should I use for a File server???

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21 minutes ago, FinnJim3 said:

I have brought a hp P4300 G2 server and am looking into operating systems and file systems to run on it?

FreeNAS/ZFS, don't worry so much about RAM size recommendations.

 

 

I have brought a hp P4300 G2 server and am looking into operating systems and file systems to run on it?

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What os do you like to work with?

 

There is windows server, freenas, unraid, ubuntu, centos.

 

install them and see what you like?

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1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

What OS do you like to work with?

 

My main workstation is a Hackintosh.

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Just now, FinnJim3 said:

My main workstation is a Hackintosh.

what drives do you have in here? How much do you want to configure this?

 

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

what drives do you have in here? How much do you want to configure this?

 

I have a 240GB SSD in my Hackintosh.

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Just now, FinnJim3 said:

 

I have a 240GB SSD in my Hackintosh.

what drives in the server...

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

what drives in the server...

I don't know yet as I have no 2.5" SAS drives.

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Just now, FinnJim3 said:

I don't know yet as I have no 2.5" SAS drives.

you got the 2.5 version? Id get the 3.5 if you can. There much better for use as a nas.

 

How much storage do you want in the nas?

 

You can also use sata drives in it, thats probably a much better option here.

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

How much storage do you want in the nas?

 

About 4TB for now but I will expand.

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3 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

You can also use sata drives in it

I might do that then.

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1 minute ago, FinnJim3 said:

About 4TB for now but I will expand.

Id just get some 2tb 2.5 in laptop drives.

 

Probably run unraid if you want something simple and easy to expand.

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I have used FreeNAS with ZFS in the past and currently using Windows Server 2019 with ReFS + Storage Spaces.

 

Both are great but FreeNAS is free if you have a tight budget.

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21 minutes ago, FinnJim3 said:

I have brought a hp P4300 G2 server and am looking into operating systems and file systems to run on it?

FreeNAS/ZFS, don't worry so much about RAM size recommendations.

 

 

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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