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    Budget madness!

    its 2020.. there is absolutely nothing sexy about running your own server rack in your home these days. If mean.. If you got a bunch of cheap used gear that your proud to show off to your non technical friends to give them the impression you are your own version of Neo? I mean cool and all.. But...
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    Budget madness!

    1. is doable. 2. While "doable", its using a bunch of flea bay crap that no longer has support. What exactly do you mean multinode clusters? What does that mean to you, and whats the use case.
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    Nas/SAN/Plex server redesign

    I do a lot of ffmpeg work on the side. I see differences with CPU vs Hardware encoded transcoding. For me, its like anti-aliasing isn't working the same or something. Hard to explain. Only thing I can think of(and I havent messed with it much) is that some of the hardware specific tunings are...
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    Nas/SAN/Plex server redesign

    No, no, no digs at all. we are both saying a lot of the same things, just worded differently. Agreed, software raid isn't always better. Both have a place for the use case. Biggest driver usually comes down to budget.
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    Nas/SAN/Plex server redesign

    Totally fair. totally totally fair. Professionally, I would laugh ZFS out the building. I have zero love for it, due to the sector im in. Just wouldn't cut it for the criticality of my data and work loads. At home? I have 3 monster machines kicking around for my development environment. I do...
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    VirtualBox headless auto start & ports

    Pretty obvious.. You are trying to start a machine the executable knows nothing about. You didn't update your path statements like I suggested. You are still starting the executable with YOUR environmental variables set. You need to set the same ones for the root user. Reread what I wrote about...
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    Nas/SAN/Plex server redesign

    Lot of good notes here. Really at the end of the day.. absolutely zero raid type is the best raid type. You have to consider your work load, the hardware you have access to, manageability, and finally.. Budget.. Arguing which raid type is better ranks up there with windows vs apple debates. Both...
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    Nas/SAN/Plex server redesign

    Not saying youre wrong, but thats personal opinion. I'd say isilons onefs is far superior. That's also personal opinion.
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    Nas/SAN/Plex server redesign

    That's personal opinion, and based on your experiences. Not wrong, or bad or anything, but that is not my experience. I've had nothing but great luck with hardware raid on my home stuff. Im supporting over 8ps of storage during the day, and absolutely none of those platforms use zfs.
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    Small installations, rPi vs PC-based VM server?

    Damn, good point. I didnt even think about the SD failing part. If your project is mostly in memory and cpu related, that might be a good fit for your rpis. Maybe use a NAS to drag the data to those rpis? Maybe even remote boot? Ouside of that? Physical maybe your direction. This sounds crazy...
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    need help badly with raid5 recovery

    I backup Ps of space nightly.. its called dedupe and compression, I use avamar, datadomain and isilon. My previous gig, I backed up 65TB+ oracle DBs on the regular over to isilon or a monster tape robot. edit.. one more bit.. storage expanded to pools from raid. You build raid, then build pools...
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    need help badly with raid5 recovery

    I personally manage an 8p FC environment right now that does over a million iops. No raid type is better then the other and no raid type is more complicated then the other when you actually know how to set them up and configure them. It depends on the work load, drive type, storage platform and...
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    Is an SSD RAID 0 worth it?

    Personal preference. I would have the mother board controller do it for me because it's built for it, but your limiting factor will be the controller running it. Most(but not all) consumer based mother boards don't have the controllers to take full advantage of the ssds your rocking. If you are...
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    Nas/SAN/Plex server redesign

    Totally right. However, from OPS post, looks like this will be a mixed use environment. Bunch of streaming, and bunch of trans-coding. Most likely used for other "Stuff". Depending on the work load, and user connection count could easily murder 1 giant raid 6 volume. Especially if workload is...
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    Nas/SAN/Plex server redesign

    Raid 6 is not efficient at all. What most people miss out on with raid6 is you take a double write penalty. You may get the redundancy, but you basically half the performance of the card running your raid6 array. If you are transcoding, you must be using ffmpeg. If you are serious about...
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