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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    The 3rd disk finished after about 3 days where as the first 2 took about 12 hours. I'm on to the 4th disk and it is going at almost the same slow speed as the 3rd disk. The drives all came in identical packaging and have the same model number. One thing I notice is the slower drives have a SN...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    I am trying to replace my 6 3TB drives in a Raidz1 pool with 8 TB drives. I was able to replace 2 drives and am working on the 3rd. The 3rd is taking substantially much longer. I've tuned all the resilver properties the same way as the other drives. I've looked at the iostat output and it...
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    Dell MD1200 and Dell R720 - Home Data Storage

    The H710p is fine for controlling the local 2.5" drives in the R720. So for instance you could create a simple Raid 1 on two 2.5" drives. Install ESXi on them. Use the remaining space for an OpenSolaris VM (or a FreeNas VM if you are more comfortable with that.) From there you add an NFS...
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    Dell MD1200 and Dell R720 - Home Data Storage

    Based on the specs listed you will need an external SAS card. If you plan to use the MD1200 with hardware raid you would need something like the Dell H800 card. If you want to use it as a jbod for ZFS you would need a card like the LSI 9207-8e card. If it were me I would do a napp-it...
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    Got 160 TB ZFS FreeNAS. Thinking of converting to ReFS Storage Spaces on Server 2016

    Have you considered running Solaris based OS with Napp-IT gui on top? It is actually pretty simple to install and I believe is a lot more robust than FreeNas. I haven't noticed any performance issues with my setup, granted I only have a 1Gb network at home. At work I have similar setups that...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    I have a question. I created a LUN in OpenIndiana with napp-it. I then backed up the LUN, reformatted the box with Nexenta, and now can't figure out how to enable the LUN in Nexenta. It appears Nexenta uses zvols for LUNs rather than files. I tried dd'ing the file LUN to a blank zvol LUN...
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    Any Compellent Resellers or Dell Guys Here?

    Then go with Nexenta for the support or a premaid Nexenta solution from one of their partners. That is what I did at my work, saved the client over a million dollars and $100K in annual support for NetApp.
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    Any Compellent Resellers or Dell Guys Here?

    Just build your own system with MD1200/MD1220s. Get a server like the R720 with lots of ram for the the head unit and install a version of Solaris with Napp-IT webgui for management. Get LSI 9207-8e cards to connect the MD12XX jbods. No vendor lock-in. Dell will replace failed drives if you...
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    Thoughts on company NAS build?

    Yes they are called HBA Adapters: http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/HBAs.aspx
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    Thoughts on company NAS build?

    I don't think that card supports IT mode: http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9261-8i.aspx
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    Thoughts on company NAS build?

    Why would you choose an LSI raid controller? ZFS works best with an HBA card like the newest 9207-8i.
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Quick question. How do I configure NFS so only certain IPs on my local subnet can access NFS shares?
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    All SSD ZFS Pools

    Madrebel, I know OCZ has a crap reputation. I didn't have input into their procurement. I'm 99% sure we are stuck with them. But to be fair the OCZs thus far have benchmarked slightly better than the high-end STEC ZeusIOp demo drives we got in. As for the block size we are pretty much...
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    All SSD ZFS Pools

    msitpro, Not sure, I just hit the up arrow to previous commands I had run and modified it with the other setting so Im 99% sure the command was correct.
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    All SSD ZFS Pools

    paret0, I tried using this command which is what I use to tune other settings to the live system that get reset after a reboot: "echo zfs_unmap_ignore_size /W0t0 |mdb -kw" normally it would confirm that it has changed the setting instead for this setting it says "mdb: failed to...
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