Heya, this WE I’m going to build a nas/server for future projects using old desktop hardware and a few sprinkles of new hardware. There’s going to be different size/make drives, zero experience and all the mac guyvering you could wish for. Stick around
MSI Z77A GD65 || Asus PBH67-M LE
Intel 3570K || Intel 2600
2 x WD Blue 4tb [new]
2 x WD Black 1.5tb [2067days running]
1 x Kingston A400 250gb [new-ish]
1 x Cruicial BX500 250gb [new]
It may not quite be enterprise gear but it sure will be a server when it’s all grown up. Next month I’ll add a second parity drive and some data drives but first we’ll have to build something better than this:
Not finished yet but so far I’m quite happy with my new toy. Having a plex server is neat and blocking ads on a dns level too… but most importantly, this week I’ll add some more disks, one parity and data each; that’ll be the best data protection i’ll have used in years lol (apart from online repos)
oh… git server, yes. that’ll be next
Can you afford to lose this data. Deleting, encrypting, disk damage. Do you have a backup copy of everything important. Are the disks encrypted in the event of physical theft.
Are the data on the server safe in the event of an online leak. Are important files encrypted at all times. What will happen to important files if the server is compromised and the attacker takes over root.
Yeah about 20 once everything is in place but that’ll take some time. Why do you ask?
I could easily get more space on the cheap by buying 10tb usb backup drives with wd drives but i’d rather add more drives at 4tb, seems to be small enough for a quick-ish rebuild where double parity is enough.
Out of curiosity, with the intention of adding a second server as a second source for backup in case of disaster.
But the more TB, the more $. If you ever win a lottery then you can think of 2x Odroid HC2 and 12 / 14TB HDD or a large cloud.
Oh, i’ve actually looked at these because I was considering a san setup but for tiny backup servers they might be perfect.
Before that: Today I’ll add another VM, this time a Render- /build-node, so I can do things like render 3d scenes with this server in the mix, build unity projects on it rather than my desktop… maybe some distributed rendering in worldMachine, we’ll see, would need way more ram for that
edit: glusterFS, that’s the thing i was looking at. took me a second to remember the name lol
oh that’s gotta be the cutest server closet i’ve seen
Update time, I got myself some backplane cages for my dear old case. One Icy Dock ExpressCage for 6x2.5" and one of the same series for 5x3.5"… and two more drives, ironwolves this time. I’m curious which will fail first
I’m totally in love with the 2.5" drive cage, it’s absolutely adorable. If i ignore the price difference, making an array of 2.5" drives would get more space per m². Maybe a little itx backup server in a Supermicro SuperChassis 721TQ-250B…
The price of those cages tho… that surprised me a little thb