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Good time of day wherever you may be,

 

I'm looking to purchase 2(0r 3) new servers. The first would be to host my domains, and the second would be a cloud-accessible hybrid (SSD+HDD) or two separate smaller servers via nextcloud or similar programs. I'm not sure what the best equipment/brands and software would be for me, not sure if anyone has any insight they are willing to offer. Let me know if you have any questions! I've attached a few layout ideas I had below, any opinions are valid and appreciated. I'm a nube with the technical setup of all of this, my knowledge is in the physical hardware😂.

 

Thanks!

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Edit: Forgot to give numbers, Looking to have a small cache of SSD Storage for active projects(Partition 1:1-3TB Active), and then a larger Archival HDD portion(Partition 2:10-20TB Active). I'll only be populating a few drive sleds initially and expanding with time to fill. Not sure if i can combine both servers and both host and control the SAN racks in one chassis? Any thoughts on this idea? Thanks!

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Normally put the UPS at the bottom of the rack. There heavy and help keep it steady.

 

What all are you hosting? How much storage do you need? 2-3 servers seems pretty overkill here to me, and I think a single server will be plenty. You can easily get something like a r720/r730 with a few vms, and a few big hdds for the listed storage needed.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Normally put the UPS at the bottom of the rack. There heavy and help keep it steady.

 

What all are you hosting? How much storage do you need? 2-3 servers seems pretty overkill here to me, and I think a single server will be plenty. You can easily get something like a r720/r730 with a few vms, and a few big hdds for the listed storage needed.

 

 

Agreed. UPS at the bottom for weight and switch near the top for accessibility. And if you're only using 4-6 drive sleds long term (which is all you need to create the volumes you described in redundant arrays) you definitely only need a single server.

 

EDIT: APC is always my first choice for UPS'es just due to the features and brand reputation. If you're looking to go real cheap you could probably pickup a pretty decent used HP\Aruba switch that would fit the bill as well.

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