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Building a Home Server

I offload the on board sata to a 8 sata port card. ZFS with 2 vdev’s of 24TB each.

I suggest going any stable platform and run evrything in containers/vms, imho proxmox or centos/debian works wonders

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Whoa dude! I would invest in a HBA card and some SAS forward breakout cables to increase your airflow through your drives.

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Thank you, that does look like a good idea. I have 2 120 corsair fans in front, and 2 120 low speed fans blowing in from the side. But every little bit helps. I just got to figure out how to pass the zfs pools into the VM’s.

New HBA Card and breakout cables…

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All Done!

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are you using ssd for a zpool log? e.g. zpool add pool log mirror nvme0n1p1 nvme0n2p1

how does your zpool look like e.g. what’s your zpool status returning?

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Added a 10 gig switch.

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Nice. I almost got that switch recently, but went with the 12+4 switch from Ubiquiti instead.

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