[OpenIndiana-discuss] OI as file storage server

Roel_D openindiana at out-side.nl
Sat Sep 15 07:30:07 UTC 2012

Our management received a quotation for a SYNOLOGY RackStation RS812+.

Although the specs are quite impressive i still think i could get better results and more functionality with a server running OI. 

Main requested functions are:
Backupserver with timebackups
Fileserver with syncfuntion to/from tablets (android/apple) 

Anyone has any experience with this? 

Op 14 sep. 2012 om 23:47 heeft Jay Heyl <jay at frelled.us> het volgende geschreven:

> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:07 AM, Neddy, NH. Nam <nam.nh at nd24.net> wrote:
>> stick with it more. But I doubt about in my real case, my storage
>> server will be working as a file level storage more than block level
>> storeage. Does it slow down ZFS performance?
> I don't claim to be an expert on this. I'm just a guy running a rather
> large home file server using ZFS. I have a ten-drive RAIDZ2 array. The
> drives are Samsung F4 2TB drives. Nothing fancy. The drives are not
> especially fast. In this configuration I can max out my GB Ethernet without
> appearing to strain ZFS in any way. Your mileage may vary.
> Admittedly, I'm also not supporting dozens of users so that may affect
> things. At most my server will be supporting some BitTorrent operations,
> streaming of a movie, and scanning of drives from another computer. It is
> easily three times faster than it actually needs to be to serve peak demand.
> I should also point out there are tricks you can do with ZFS using SSDs
> dedicated to logging and such that apparently speed up write operations
> considerably. I've done none of these.
> As for setting up a test system, you can use a live boot CD to boot OI on
> any computer you want to try. I did that initially and used a few USB flash
> drives to set up test scenarios. It wasn't totally realistic, but it gave
> me a few for how things worked. When you're done, pop out the CD, pull out
> the flash drives, and you're right back where you were. Couldn't be easier.
>  -- Jay
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