[rescue] Filesystem choice for fileserver?

Michael-John Turner mj at mjturner.net
Fri Apr 18 03:14:19 CDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 11:13:44AM -0400, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> In any case, I'm just about done building out my own new file server (4TB 
> after RAID overhead, expandable to 12TB after overhead in the chassis), and 
> I've decided to go with FreeBSD + ZFS + NFS + Samba.  I'm also using 
> hardware RAID.  It's a Highpoint RocketRAID, for which I've seen mixed 
> reviews, but I'll see how it goes, and if I need to later, I'm going to go 
> with 3ware, but that would be a much more expen$$$ive proposition.  It's a 
> dual-processor dual-core Opteron with 4GB ECC RAM.  Less than $2000 for the 
> whole thing, including the drives.

Nice. I'd be very curious to hear of your experiences with ZFS under
FreeBSD - I'd still be a little wary of trusting my 'production' data to
it, seeing as 7.0 is the first release to support it.

What disks will you be using, BTW? I'm edging towards Seagates (good luck
with them in the past and the five year warranty), but I've been hearing a
lot of good things about Samsung's latest 750GB/1TB drives (the three
platter series).

Michael-John Turner 
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