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It's just me and my NAS ..... or, how I started with a disc and finished with NAS


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So it turns out that an operating system on DOK is great for pure NAS, but problematic when you expect to run a DLNA server. That 's what happens when you switch from Sony Vogue 29 to an up - to - date TV.

The DOK was replaced on the 1TB disk yesterday, both partitions (and / home) were copied by DD and slightly enlarged.

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It's been a year and a half, and it's time to update.


13 TB of data is also complete and needs to be organized to expand.


The situation today is:

- 4 disks for data.

- 1 disk to items

- 1 disk to the ARCH itself.


The motherboard has 6 SATA ports.

In the computer case there is room for 6 3.5 drives (and two 5.25 drives).


How do I add a disc? At first I thought of installing the "small" disk on which ARCH has a large disk and using the free space, but in the end I decided that I would rather not involve joy in Sasson.


The final intention is to add another disc to the PARITY (so there will be two) and another to Data.


For that :

- We will buy another disk controller with two SATA ports. The controller was installed and the current PARITY disk was moved to it (and in this context and to make life easier, the boot partition setting in SYSLINUX's CFG was changed and instead of using the partition setting (/ dev / sdx) which changes depending on the number of disks was moved to use the partition UUID).

- 2 adapters from 5.25 to 3.5 were ordered. When they arrive they will purchase 2 8TB disks that will be used for PARITY (will sit on the new controller). The current item disk will be used as an additional data disk (4TB extra). 


Promises to update innovations.

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First of all, I was glad to have gotten into this cluster, which was a good performance, but just as interesting. 

I enjoyed reading very much.

Now two questions and forgive me if they hear you stupid I'm not the most knowledgeable about the subject, sorry.

Sorry for the slightly silly question, but ... I did not understand exactly how it works, that is, you have a large number of servers that are connected together and cooled get power etc, now, how do you transfer it to the other computer? C. A network that connects the two computers?

What is the difference between your project and the NAS server ready? Apart from the fun of his composition, it certainly sounds fun.

3. What is the advantage of Server face ready?


Great article and a project that looks great and really enjoyable. 

It was fun to read!

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I have one server - this is it. I also have my wife's (Linux) computer (Windows) and my daughter's (Linux). All 1 computers sit on the home network. I (and my daughter) are connected to the server using NFS (Network File System which is the natural form of network connectivity to the Linux environment. Of course you can also configure SMB to work with .

2. NAS server ready and this server - they are parallel but different things. My advantage is in flexibility but you have to work and set up. On a ready-made NAS server (at least in theory), connect and use. But then when you try to add disks or disks of different sizes, you will get stuck. It is important to note that the RAID in the system works as simple and not continuously. Need to think of it more as a backup. Suitable for information that hardly changes (do not use this method to protect a company's operating system for example).

3. See 2. and FUN of course.


Prompts a pornographic image of your computer after adding disks.

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A very interesting discussion,

I am currently studying for MCSE and we are dealing a lot with storage technologies of all kinds.


Of all the things we get there, there are a few points that jump up when I talk about storage and NAS, for example.


1. In terms of performance considering that these are mechanical discs, how do you feel about their speed? When multiple computers from your network are accessing simultaneously Are you experiencing "freezes" or 100% disk utilization?


2. In terms of "health" of the parts, considering that this is a device that should run 24 / 7. It does not get hot / noisy / freezes and so on?

And I'm interested to know after you've updated that system for a whole year. Are the discs in good mechanical condition? Did you exchange some of them?


3. In order of order priorities our order organizations recommended working with him is:

Dedicated storage> If not then - Raid controller (or some enclosure with controller inside)> Software Raid> native.

When you set up your system or are you in the process of upgrading Have you considered using a dedicated Raid controller to manage your storage?

About Raid Which one are you using or would you use for the system? (Raid 6 was recommended for us on a regular basis, unless there is a need for a certain read / write speed and then to choose other alternatives).


4. Arch,

We personally are going to mess (and recommended us) on CentOS in terms of enterprise level. But, as a home user why you chose Arch instead Dedicated to Nas such as FreeNas or Nas4Free for example?

In addition (I'm not proficient in Arch), is this a system that you can configure as a server or is it a client system that you simply configured for convenience for NAS?

If it does not work as a server, have you considered using a dedicated operating system as a server?


5. Backup and survivability of information,

I understand that you are running Parity that should allow you some redundancy at work but do you do any offsite backup to another disk that you have or have you connected to an automatic storage backup module Any information backup purposes? Still, it sounds like you have a lot of files.


6. Operating System,

Have you installed your operating system on a drive Or a standard mechanical disc? This is a mechanical disk. How can you describe the current speed of the operating system in daily activity?


7. UPS,

Do you use UPS and if so, which model do you use?


8. In terms of hard disks, WD has a specially designed RED series for NAS devices. Have you considered using such dedicated disks for your home NAS or have the disks you currently have?


9. Cards ,

Do you use a card? Single or multiple cards?

The goal is to make sure that the server also remains available in case one card or port / cable breaks down and also to do an aggregation procedure to speed up the data communication.

In the 2012 Server r2 for example it is called Teaming NIC, elsewhere it is called Trunk and so on. This allows you to take multiple cards Physical and make them into one logical card.


10 ,

Do you have an antivirus / firewall system etc. set up in the system to make sure there are no malicious and malicious things going on in your disk? Regarding firewall Did you configure the firewall in the system to allow only file-sharing communication?


11. Remote management,

You run the server through a command line I guess? From your PC?

Or do you have a panel through any WEB interface to which you can connect over the network?


For the time being, sorry for digging, I'm very interested in getting the knowledge you've accumulated in your project.

I'm in the home study area currently running everything through virtualization and I'm pretty limited in terms of what I can do or try.




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