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

    Now resilvering is set to last about 2 days (probably 3, from experience) so that's good. I have a strange issue though. My pool had about 1% free space before I changed OS. That is, without reservation, that I had removed, as I need all the space I can get, and performance isn't my main...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    So at first hipster looks like my old OI. Then I see things are missing. I'm having much trouble setting up vnc. I installed nappit and saw I could activate vnc with it, good, except where do I setup the password ? edit : OK I installed again and didn't try to do vnc myself, just used nappit...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    OK I'll remove that disk and start preparing to install Hipster. I use some windows apps with Wine and I need a GUI. I want to stay on v28 though. Thanks
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    I can remove or I can't ? It's a raidz3 vdev with the original drive online so there shouldn't be a redundancy problem, right ? For your other suggestion, would I need to upgrade the pool or just import it in a newer system ? I can't upgrade my OI, it doesn't work (I messed too much with it)...
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    Ssd running slow on older x58 system

    Don't get a cheap SATA3 card. My X58 system has SATA3 through an added JMICRON chip, and it's worthless, the ICH is much better even if SATA2.
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Hello all. I've been running nappit on OI for years. I've started a replace of the wrong drive by mistake. Usually it wouldn't be a big issue, however I was already replacing another drive (expanding my pool) so now the result is a very slow resilver. The replaces aren't on the same vdev...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    OK I figured it out, I needed to do this step first : use DNS name resolution (copy over DNS template) cp /etc/nsswitch.dns /etc/nsswitch.conf
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Hello, I've installed the lastest OmniOS CE stable. I launch the napp-it install, and nothing much happens : aesma@omniosce:~$ wget -O - | perl --2018-03-08 08:08:15-- Resolving, 2a00:1158:1000:300::368...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    :hello: I'm doing my monthly scrub, and I'm seeing this : 98.7T scanned out of 187T at 4.47K/s, (scan is slow, no estimated time) Usually when I see this I reboot the server. However I'm doing other things at the moment, several copy jobs to and from the server, and the speeds are fine...
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    reboot while mirror set is resyncing?

    An answer for windows software RAID would be interesting. I have never used it, but considering how often windows wants you to reboot, it would be a shame if the rebuild would have to start again.
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    Need recommendations for a reliable internal 4TB drive

    What about backup ? RAID is not backup.
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    Does anyone make high quality 4 bay externals?

    It's not just eSATA it's eSATA + port multiplier. I actually changed mobo without improvement. The onboard controllers (Intel and something else I don't remember ATM) only see one drive, with the Marvell cards it works until it doesn't.
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    Does anyone make high quality 4 bay externals?

    He wants a DAS not a NAS. The ones I have from Icy Dock are eSATA/USB and are only compatible with a Marvell chip provided in the form of a PCIe card, and even then I've stopped using the eSATA feature as sometimes when powering one unit it would crash my computer. So my faith in eSATA is gone...
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    Total storage : 209TB All in a single server, single ZFS array. Tower specs : Case: noname crap PSU: Fortron Aurum 500W Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 CPU: AMD Phenom X6 1045T RAM: Kingston 16GB DDR3 PC12800 ECC Controller Cards: IBM M1015@9211IT & LSI 9240@9211IT SSD: 2x120GB SanDisk...
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    Help me choose my 4TB daily drive

    I understand that there are money considerations, however I wouldn't buy one single drive, because that means you have no backup. After a string of failures and loss of data more than 10 years ago (Maxtor 160GB overheating) I started buying hard drives two at a time. Now it's more like 20 at a...
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    Confused by zfs pool size after creation

    Yes, that's the main reason. With 512b sectors it's not so big of a problem but with 4K, the problem is compounded.
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    Looking for a quiet 4TB drive

    In my main rig I have a 1TB SSD and 6TB Red. I recently noticed that the Red would go to sleep (something I explicitly disabled, so I don't know why) because resuming the playing of a video after some time would take some seconds : I didn't hear it spin down or up at all. Reading or writing is...
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    2.5 hard drive vs ssd

    I agree, however if your computer is compromised, then it's game over, even if you have other layers of encryption, you can't be safe. That's why I suggest to dedicate a computer to sensitive matters, shut down most of the time.
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    2.5 hard drive vs ssd

    Secure erase is the way to delete an SSD, but I agree you can never know if everything is really gone. However he's totally wrong about FDE. Not everything is decrypted when the OS is running, everything on the drive stays encrypted all the time. So there is no need to worry about erasing...
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    2.5 hard drive vs ssd

    Get a 512GB or 1TB SSD, put most or all programs (games) on it. Then get a regular 7200rpm HDD (3 or 4TB is the best size for the price at the moment) for the rest. And of course have a backup solution in place (such as an external 4TB). SomeGuy133 you're not making much sense. If you're...
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    Hard Drive Replacement

    Do you have backups ?
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    Computer freezing,crashing after ssd install

    SSDs, unlike HDDs, have firmware updates, are you using the latest one ? Samsung has had plenty of problems, especially with the EVO.
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    Should spend more and get a large SSD or a small SSD + a HDD ?

    1 year since I went from a 256GB to a 1TB SSD and that was a great move. I still have a HDD as a second drive though (a 6TB Red), only for media.
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    What metal is a hard drive made of?

    There is a bit of a slowdown at work and my boss, who earns the equivalent of a 6 figures salary in the US, thinks it's a good idea to look into the trash at work for metal to sell. At first it was copper wire, mainly very thick electrical wire from decommissioned back-up systems (up to one inch...
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    What metal is a hard drive made of?

    I'm reviving that old thread, since nobody has really answered the OP, and I have the same question. What material is a hard drive casing made of ? Not the platters, not the magnets, not the heads, but the cast casing, clearly the biggest and heaviest part (at least on a 3,5" HDD). Thanks
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    High Capacity Drives for 4 Bay Setup

    I've got 20 HGST Desktar NAS 4TB and 25 WD Red 4TB. Anything enterprise is much more expensive, certainly not 10-20$. After a couple of months in my ZFS NAS 2 of the WD Red are showing errors. They're not dead, but not perfect (ZFS doesn't drop them yet, but soon). Not a single error on the HGST.
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    Hard drive firmware

    If you want good confidentiality, you need at least two computers, with one that is never online. On the online one, do only harmless stuff, and when you need to send your world domination plans to a colleague (made on the offline computer of course), encrypt everything before transferring from...
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    I need help: what software can over-burn a music CD?

    I don't think it's a bug, ImgBurn is made to burn images, it supports ape and flac (which are not CD images) only if your OS has a directshow filter for those : ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CCD, CDI, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI. It can...
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    I need help: what software can over-burn a music CD?

    I used to burn with nero, but not trust it with flac/ape. Instead I used foobar2000 to make a nero image first. I'm not sure if foobar2000 still has a nero plugin.
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    Optimal raidz vdev sizes for 24 spindles?

    Since you're starting from scratch, I would test your various options.
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    Seagate Archive drives

    These are write and forget drives, you must make as few changes on them as possible, as when rewriting occurs, performance is bad.
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    ZFS Snapshot Questions

    Theoretically it should work, but I have not tried it yet.
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    ZFS Questions

    Personally I store 99% not compressible media so I don't compress. Dedup could save me some GBs but not much (for example same trailers on several Blu-Ray discs). I use software to look for identical files and remove or link the duplicates as needed. Where deduplication should shine is for many...
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    Best way to do Raid 0 software via Intel vs Marvell?

    Why the RAID0 of HDDs ?
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    PCI-e vs. M.2 SSD latency?

    M.2 is a form factor, that's where the problem lies. M.2 SATA is no faster than normal SATA, its only use is if that's what your laptop offers.
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    Are there any good 2tb+ drives out there without the high failure rates?

    There are very cheap SSDs nowadays, there are no reasons to avoid them.
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    Which is better plug and play? Intel expander or HP?

    I haven't bought either expander as I went for JBOD units with their own, but from what I read at the time to upgrade the HP expander you need an HP controller card. For the LSI you can get the newer 9223 or the IBM equivalent M1115.
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    SSD decision time Samsung 850 Pro 1 TB or Sandisk Extreme Pro 960 GB

    You can't unmount a drive if it's the system drive, the only way is to shut down/hibernate.
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    Does Samsung warranty SSDs without receipt or used?

    I think the last time I did a RMA was Seagate, but it could have been WD. The warranty was just up if using the date on the label, by some weeks, so I first registered the drive, putting a more recent purchase date (without caring about the receipt as I didn't want to look for it, even though...
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    How do you RAID 1 Intel P3700 SSDs

    OS on 2/more SATA/SAS SSDs in RAID1/5/6. Your apps on the P3700s raided by the OS.