I’m dipping my toes into the server realm and wish to find out more.
I have been gifted a Fujitsu RX200 S7 server with 4 SFF bays. I currently only utilize 1 bay for the host OS (TrueNAS Core) on a old SATA SSD, and was wondering if it is beneficial to have the host OS mirrored onto a 2nd SSD or just run off one?
To add to this, is there a way of getting the physical drives to show up in the OS without configuring virtual volumes through the backplane controller or should I make each drive its own virtual drive to pass into it?
I plan on adding 2 more SATA SSDs to bring the total of 4 but need some additional long term storage (backups etc). I read up on getting a DAS but was wondering what solutions would be the best to expand the storage. I am looking for anything 2nd hand that still works as my budget is somewhat tight.
I don’t care about the noise and space requirement as the setup will have a lot of attic floor space available.
Thank you in advance!