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    Home lab ZFS Server Build

    I'm in the process of building out a ZFS file server for three XenServer Hypervisors. This is in one of the HP Prolait G6 2U chassis with 25*2.5 SAS bays sitting in the front. (2*L5520's + 48GB memory) These all are hooked up to an LSI HBA (not sure of the model, it's one of 'em that plays nice...
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    Lower powered server-

    I currently have two hypervisors, both running socket 1366 motherboards with quad core xeons. They are setup in a pool in XenServer. They use a lot of power. Is there an option for me to put together (or ebay) a lower powered system using the same series of xeon? the E/L5520's have served...
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    GlusterFS / ZFS?

    Good morning All, I have two storage servers, and would love to mirror them live, instead of rsync. Currently I have Server A and Server B. Server A: Server B: My plan is to install Ubuntu Server w/ZoL on each. Server A being configured in a gigantic effective raid 10, and...
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    Hitachi 2TB HD's

    I was going through Newegg, and noticed how both of the following drives are basically the same, with the only exception being the 1 year vs 5 year limited Warranty. Is there any other real differences? I mean, one is $50-ish, the other is $150-ish, and yet appear to be identical...
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    DSL Modem Question

    In the ongoing search to get away from Comcast, I've been looking up alternatives in my area. (Portland OR) Right now I have 50mbps through comcast, which keeps dropping and never goes higher than 30mbps even during off-peak hours. Centurylink offers 40mbps DSL at my house, for...
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    Quick ZFS question

    I'm looking into replacing my Windows file server with FreeNAS. This is in my home lab. I want to have 14*2TB drives (probably in 2*7 drive RAIDz2 arrays) for my multimedia / library. (Areca 1280ML set to jbod mode) I don't care about performance for the big volume. Plex doesn't exactly need...
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    Managed Switch Memory

    I recently acquired a brocade x448, and upon opening it up, noticed that it had a 128MB stick of SDRAM (144-pin) on the board. I was wondering, is there any noticeable difference in putting in a bigger stick? Or is 128MB more than enough for this? Note: I'm planning on putting in the 10gbps...
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    Home Network

    I had a question for y'all. Would I run into any issues putting my router / switch / AP into an attic? This is in Oregon, and we have a few weeks a year where it gets hot, and a few months a year where the temp flirts with freezing. I'm intending on using a standard Surfboard modem, an...
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    Xen Question, first time user

    Today, I installed XCP 1.6.10 on one of my extra systems I had sitting around. 48GB memory, two L5520 Xeons, and an AMD 7850. I'm running two Windows 7 VMs currently, one for PLEX / iTunes (pointed at my file server), and the other for gaming with the video card. GPU acceleration works...
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    lowering Power Consumption / Potential server rebuild

    Greetings! My file server is a 12*2TB drive machine with 48GB memory and dual quad Xeons running FreeNAS / ZFS. I mainly use it for multimedia storage. (aka: I point iTunes and XMBC at it) It currently pulls about 250watts sustained from the wall, even when not really being used...
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