[rescue] OS for ZFS?
b4 at gewt.net
Mon Mar 25 13:29:29 CDT 2013
On 25 Mar 2013, at 13:22, "Cory Smelosky" <b4 at gewt.net> wrote:
> On 25 Mar 2013, at 13:18, "Robert Novak" <rnovak at indyramp.com> wrote:
>> I've run NexentaStor Community Edition (free, supports up to 16TB or 18TB
>> of storage) on a Dell deskside workstation/server (SC430, single core
>> Pentium or Celeron, 4GB RAM, two 1TB sata disks plus a flash drive for
>> Not enough RAM to do dedupe, but it was pretty viable for mount points and
> I'm tempted to give NexentaStor another try. I wasn't too fond of it last
> triedbut it WAS in a VM.
I'm going to install it on my Six-core AMD box with 16G RAM and ~9TB worth of
storage once the download finishes. ;)
>> NexentaStor is built on descendants of Solaris, so Zachary would probably
>> be relatively comfortable with it. And they do regular development on it
>> it's not a dead platform.
>> If you can bump your Dell up to 4GB or more, and make sure the drive
>> controller is supported (see http://zfs.bz/NexentaHSL for details), you
>> probably get a bit done with it.
>> If you really want to work on ZFS with all its features and want to put
>> some money behind the effort, you can probably get a fairly substantial
>> dedupe-able box with a HP Microserver, 8 or 16GB or RAM, and NexentaStor
>> the like. That'd set you back about $350+drives. Maybe less on your
>> favorite online source for used hardware. There are some nice hack options
>> on the hardware side on that machine as well (add 4-6 hard drives, esata
>> cards, fc mode, etc).
>> Hope this helps. (No formal affiliation with Nexenta, although a friend is
>> Global TME there.)
>> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Zachary Giles <zgiles at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Honestly, I still dont trust ZFS on anything but Solaris /
>>> OpenSolaris. Maybe I need to get over that, but I don't like to lose
>>> data :)
>>> Others thoughts on that?
>>> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Cory Smelosky <b4 at gewt.net> wrote:
>>>> On 25 Mar 2013, at 12:50, "Scott Newell" <newell+rescue at n5tnl.com>
>>>>> I'm wanting to build a (headless) machine to play with ZFS. It won't
>>>> doing much--light duty file server, some monitoring scripts, rsync
>>> backups of
>>>> our VPS, etc. Looking through the junk pile here at work, I see an
>>> Ultra 60
>>>> (2 CPU, 1 or 2 GB ram, couple of drives) or an old Dell Precision
>>>> (2.8GHz P4, 512 MB, couple of old SATA drives). Does either feel like a
>>>> viable candidate?
>>>>> Any recommendations on an OS? I've run OpenBSD and debian on them
>>>> so I don't anticipate driver problems.
>>>> RAM will be an issue if you want to do say, deduplication but otherwise
>>>> should be fine with the Ultra 60 for basic ZFS stuff I believe. ZFS
>>>> even let you enable it on 512M RAM in BSDs if I recall correctly.
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