that I found very helpful.
I was looking for something like this tutorial for a long time.
But as usual I need a little help and an opinion about how to apply this knowledge to my specific setup.
given the specs below, what would be the best setup option for me to have a nice, easy to manage file server and Proxmox hypervisor on that.
my plan is to use ZFS raid-1 on SSDs for OS (yes I know it may be overkill but that was the original config and I think I will keep it that way.)
I plan to use the 2x1TB as an additional ZFS raid-1 pool for VM and local storage.
the rest I planned to use BTRFS and somehow expose them to the world but maybe ZFS is an option too. I do not understand ZFS 100% but your tutorial helps.
my only issue now is that I have a bunch of drives that are different and ZFS does not like mix/match pools. what would you propose I set this up like?
I have an oldish SuperMicro AMD server
Chassis: Supermicro SC846 24 Bay chassis
Motherboard: Supermicro H8DME-2 BIOS v3.5 (latest)
CPU: 2 AMD Opteron Hex Core 2431 @ 2.4Ghz for total of 12 cores
RAM: 49GB DDR2 PC-5300f @ 667mHz ECC
I have 2x120Gb SSD for OS
3 or 4x3TB HDD
3 or 4x2TB HDD