Help me /g/. I am seeking the wisdom of people that use FreeNAS.
Which RAID should I use for 4x4TB drives?
Many people advise against RAID-Z1. Most of the time it is compared to RAID-5 which seems to be very common in busuiness and home enviornments - says the internet; and the interntet would't lie to me.
Z1 also offers security for one drive to fail. It's not likely that two of my drives would fail, is it? Why should I go for Z2 then?
My biggest gripe is that for 4 drives with 4 TB of storage place I would only have a little bit more than 6 TB os usable storage place. For expensive drives that not even half of all the space. Z1 would at least have almost 10 TB.
Tell me what to do!
nas4free is based off of freeNAS?
how you set up the redundancy mainly depends on what your trying to store, if your just hoarding movies that can be re downloaded just go with a normal RAID 5
I am in your exact situation and went with RAIDZ1, all the important data are backed up to two different location...
I am currently running 4x 4TB WD Red where 3 are new and one has been taken for my old tower (S.M.A.R.T tests show it as fine tho).
My personal suggestion is to add a 5th drive as hot spare to your pool or keep a replacement drive to use as soon as one of the disk starts throwing S.M.A.R.T. errors
Well, no.. Freenas originated from m0n0wall, then got rewritten in a more enterprisey direction, so some people re-forked m0n0wall and made nas4free as a more hobbyist/community oriented alternative.
If I theoretically made something like a 6x4TB NAS in RAIDZ2, how would I reasonably backup it? Another similar server in a separate location?
RAIDZ1 is good if you aren't going to be maxing out IOPS often and just need max storage space. Striped mirrors (aka RAID10) is good if you have a bunch of drives and need speed, or want to expand later.