Thanks guys. I do remember I have a SAS internal to external bracket left over from my hardware (desktop) days.
I'll probably end up going that route and building a new pool in an old external SAS box (... have to find drive tray keys!) and migrating then moving the disks back into the...
I just want some confirmation that this is not a big deal. I understand I'll see a performance penalty since the pool doesn't have the correct ashift, but other than that is there any big issues?
I'm just hesitant since I'm going to spend close to 2K on replacing 11 drives. Ideally I'd rather...
I think "need" is relative. Without looking at the fragmentation level of any particular file system, the need to defrag can be questionable.
Without understanding how a working dataset is used, even fragmented, you can't really say what is "needed". What if we're talking about a 4GB dataset...
mirrored raidz? So you're introducing hardware raid?
Go 2x3-way mirror if you're concerned about failure. Cuts your available space down a bit, but meh that's always going to be the trade-off in any type of "RAID" system. Keep a hot spare if you can, if not keep some cold spares around.
This. If I was going to run all my apps on one OS I might as well not virtualize.
I mean I could also run Sickbeard and Sabnzbd together too, but I decided against it. Makes it cleaner and easier to use and if I need to, I can move the VM to another server.
... Now all I need is vCenter :D
I'm running ESXi All-in-One with OI as a VM+various VMs performing different tasks.
One of them is a Windows VM that runs Sabnzbd. It downloads to a CIFS share on OI, specifically for holding temporary downloads so something else can organize it. I have mapped network drives, but for Sab, I...
I tried searching, but does anyone know of a cheap LSI SAS2008-based HBA? It doesn't matter if its an OEM that I have re-flash (ala IBM M1015).
Of course I can use adapters, but I'd rather not take up the space in my chassis.
Thanks for any help
(PS I'm looking at the LSI 9200-8E right...
Box running ESXi 5.0
OpenIndiana 151a2 running as NAS(CIFS)+iSCSI
1 WSUS Server
1 Windows 7 for ShadowProtect ImageManager (verifying backups for physical machines)
1 Windows 7 running FTP+Sabnzbd
1 Windows 7 running Sickbeard
1 Windows 7 running Plex Media Server
1 Ubuntu Guest for...