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I am looking to buy one of these to use as a file server. Right now my desktop also serves as my file server, with an SSD for windows/games and a 2TB WD Green as my data drive. To back up my data, I have an external 3TB Seagate drive that plug in once a week and copy the data over to. It's worked for about a year but I'm up to 300GB of data now and it takes a few hours over USB 2.0. Besides that, my desktop is too noisy, hot, and power-hungry to leave running 24/7 so I'd like to move my storage needs to a file server. I'd like to run the server without a monitor and be able to control it through my other machines via network. I'd like to have two or four data drives in the server, with one drive backing up to another in a raid 0-like fashion, though if there's a more efficient way to protect my data against a hard drive failure I'd be willing to try that. My question is, which operating system would be best to use on it? I've done some reading on freenas, ubuntu server, and unraid, but don't have experience with any of these.

I'd also like to use that Poweredge as a media server and put it in a rack with my audio equipment, but it lacks an HDMI output or any sort of audio output so I plan on using my old Macbook Pro as a terminal to play music from the server through itunes (have to have itunes on at least one computer because I have an iPhone 5, so it might as well be the mac that's also connected to my stereo system) as well as video stored on the server through VLC. Is this feasible?
 
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I am looking to buy one of these to use as a file server. Right now my desktop also serves as my file server, with an SSD for windows/games and a 2TB WD Green as my data drive. To back up my data, I have an external 3TB Seagate drive that plug in once a week and copy the data over to. It's worked for about a year but I'm up to 300GB of data now and it takes a few hours over USB 2.0. Besides that, my desktop is too noisy, hot, and power-hungry to leave running 24/7 so I'd like to move my storage needs to a file server. I'd like to run the server without a monitor and be able to control it through my other machines via network. I'd like to have two or four data drives in the server, with one drive backing up to another in a raid 0-like fashion, though if there's a more efficient way to protect my data against a hard drive failure I'd be willing to try that. My question is, which operating system would be best to use on it? I've done some reading on freenas, ubuntu server, and unraid, but don't have experience with any of these.

I'd also like to use that Poweredge as a media server and put it in a rack with my audio equipment, but it lacks an HDMI output or any sort of audio output so I plan on using my old Macbook Pro as a terminal to play music from the server through itunes (have to have itunes on at least one computer because I have an iPhone 5, so it might as well be the mac that's also connected to my stereo system) as well as video stored on the server through VLC. Is this feasible?

A four drive server for storage is just typically not a good idea. While the C1100 doesn't draw all that much power (around 200W at full CPU load), it isn't ideal for storage. However, it is a great choice for virtualization and to run all the workloads you are seeking. I would recommend getting some sort of DAS and passing the mSAS controller to a FreeNAS VM and use that for storage. I think it would work pretty good, and you could get up to 8 external drives without spending a lot of money. Then virtualize all the workloads you want.
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A four drive server for storage is just typically not a good idea. While the C1100 doesn't draw all that much power (around 200W at full CPU load), it isn't ideal for storage. However, it is a great choice for virtualization and to run all the workloads you are seeking. I would recommend getting some sort of DAS and passing the mSAS controller to a FreeNAS VM and use that for storage. I think it would work pretty good, and you could get up to 8 external drives without spending a lot of money. Then virtualize all the workloads you want.

I don't have that much data (only 300GB out of 2TB so far, much of which I haven't even gone through, like games and unwatched tv shows) though I could make use of more than 4 drives in the future and don't really need hotswappability. Do you know of any used servers like that poweredge which would offer a comparable amount of hardware for such a cheap price, but would have more drive bays? For $409 that poweredge is a heck of a deal, I don't think I could even buy the 48gb of ram in it for that price.

I'll admit that I don't know much about some of the terms you mentioned. Is DAS sort of like network attached storage, or an external hard drive? Maybe I'll download freenas and give it a try tonight in a virtual machine. I don't do anything serious with virtualization, just a few VMs on my desktop to fool around with other operating systems or play retro games. I am a noob when it comes to servers - all I'd really like to do is have a box that runs 24/7 and that I can access movies/music/tv/etc on from my other machines. Centralizing my data would allow me to stick with small SSDs only on my other computers.
 
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I don't have that much data (only 300GB out of 2TB so far, much of which I haven't even gone through, like games and unwatched tv shows) though I could make use of more than 4 drives in the future and don't really need hotswappability. Do you know of any used servers like that poweredge which would offer a comparable amount of hardware for such a cheap price, but would have more drive bays? For $409 that poweredge is a heck of a deal, I don't think I could even buy the 48gb of ram in it for that price.

I'll admit that I don't know much about some of the terms you mentioned. Is DAS sort of like network attached storage, or an external hard drive? Maybe I'll download freenas and give it a try tonight in a virtual machine. I don't do anything serious with virtualization, just a few VMs on my desktop to fool around with other operating systems or play retro games. I am a noob when it comes to servers - all I'd really like to do is have a box that runs 24/7 and that I can access movies/music/tv/etc on from my other machines. Centralizing my data would allow me to stick with small SSDs only on my other computers.

DAS is Direct Attached Storage, similar to NAS except that storage is not accesible over the network. The DAS would connect to the C1100, but the VM hosting FreeNAS would act as your NAS. So essentially, you would have a NAS but the server acting as a NAS has DAS storage. Make sense?

What I would recommend (and something I thought about doing to simplifying things) is to get the C1100, grab a two port SAS card (just an HBA, not a RAID controller) which has two SFF-8088 ports, and buy a Sans Digital DAS. Something like the TowerRAID TR8X can hold 8 drives, and you can get a refurb direct from Sans Digital for like $250.
http://store.sansdigital-shop.com/clearance.html

Looks at the bottom few.

You would then virtualize your FreeNAS box, and pass the controller that you added to the C1100 to that FreeNAS VM. That way, FreeNAS would see 8 local hard drives (assuming you had 8 drives in the DAS), to RAID with ZFS in FreeNAS. Pretty simple, scalable, and would allow you to utilize the C1100 and virtualize everything else. Not a bad setup, and something I once thought about doing.
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Thanks for the advice thumb.gif I think I'll grab the C1100 sometime this week and put the drives that I have on there. As of right now, I only need 3 drives - one for the OS, one for the data, and one for backup. Your idea is a good one but it's a bit much for me - I definitely don't need 8 drives for now and at least the next few years, considering I've only filled 15% of a single drive so far!

A few questions:
1. Can I run freenas right on the C1100, and install it like I would any operating system?
2. What level of ZFS parity protection should I use?
3. How much storage space would I wind up with between a 2TB HDD and a 3TB HDD? (This will probably depend on the level of parity protection)
4. Can I add more drives to the ZFS system as I go or would I have to "reformat" everything as you would a Windows partition?

I know these questions seem kind of nooby and that I'll learn as I play around with freenas in my VM, but I don't want to have to learn things the hard way - by my data magically going bye bye smile.gif
 
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Correct me if i'm wrong but wouldn't virturalizing the FreeNAS defeat the purpose of the direct access and utilization features that it uses for all its great features. I've always thought you should run it on dedicated hardware so these are able to function as designed and then set up iSCSI for full utilization from the VM's?
 
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Correct me if i'm wrong but wouldn't virturalizing the FreeNAS defeat the purpose of the direct access and utilization features that it uses for all its great features. I've always thought you should run it on dedicated hardware so these are able to function as designed and then set up iSCSI for full utilization from the VM's?

That's sort of what I was thinking. I'm sure there's some way to do it through the SAS card.
 
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Question: How much do you see your data growing within the next year or 2?

From your posts, you only have 300GB of data. If you don't see your data expanding beyond 2 to 3TB in the near future, the best option in my opinion would be to put 2 x 2 or 3TB drives in RAID1 or continue to use the 3TB external drive for backups. You can use the built-in Intel RAID controller on the C1100 and setup the RAID1 and not worry about FreeNAS or a separate controller.

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Thanks for the advice thumb.gif I think I'll grab the C1100 sometime this week and put the drives that I have on there. As of right now, I only need 3 drives - one for the OS, one for the data, and one for backup. Your idea is a good one but it's a bit much for me - I definitely don't need 8 drives for now and at least the next few years, considering I've only filled 15% of a single drive so far!

A few questions:
1. Can I run freenas right on the C1100, and install it like I would any operating system?
2. What level of ZFS parity protection should I use?
3. How much storage space would I wind up with between a 2TB HDD and a 3TB HDD? (This will probably depend on the level of parity protection)
4. Can I add more drives to the ZFS system as I go or would I have to "reformat" everything as you would a Windows partition?

I know these questions seem kind of nooby and that I'll learn as I play around with freenas in my VM, but I don't want to have to learn things the hard way - by my data magically going bye bye smile.gif

1. It would a waste of the C1100 to just dedicate it to FreeNAS.
3. I believe RAIDZ you would lose 1 drive to parity and 2 drives to parity for RAIDZ2.
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For as little data as your dealing with, have you considered using a hot swap tray with the drive in the hot swap tray as part of a mirror?
   
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Intel Core i7-6850K 4.5 GHz  ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH X99 LGA2011-V3  Asus STRIX GTX 980 ~1600 Core Asus STRIX GTX 980 ~1600 Core 
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32GB 3000MHz HyperX Savage DDR4  Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD  Samsung 256GB SM951 M.2 SSD PCIe 3.0 x 4 (PE246... WD 3TB Black SATA 6Gbs 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD 4TB Red in RAID 1 WD 4TB Red in RAID 1 ICY DOCK DuoSwap MB971SP-B Fits 5.25" Bay allo... LG WH14NS40 14x SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CPU - Corsair Hydro H110  GPU x 2 - Nzxt G-10 x 2 + Corsair H-90 x 2  Lamptron FC-5 V2 Fan Controller 4 Aerocool Dead Silence 140mm Fans on the radia... 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Kali-Linux AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor 
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AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor BENQ GW2250 +1 Monitor Easymountlcd Triple Monitor Stand (002-0019) Extension and vesa mount for +1 Monitor 
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Top - CM Storm QuickFire TK (Red) Bottom - CM ... EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 - 80 Plus Unobtainium Corsair Carbide Series 400R Cooler Master Storm Inferno 
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Top of the Desk TUF Onboard Audio Cyber Acoustics Platinum CA-3550 Logitech H390 Headset 
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ASUS Wi-Fi PCI Express Adapter/400 upto 800 Mbp... Tripp Lite Isobar Supressor CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD 900 Watt Pure Sinewave UPS Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick 
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upHere (3.5 inch Bay)Multi Function Card Reader... 
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Intel Core i7-6850K 4.5 GHz  ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH X99 LGA2011-V3  Asus STRIX GTX 980 ~1600 Core Asus STRIX GTX 980 ~1600 Core 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32GB 3000MHz HyperX Savage DDR4  Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD  Samsung 256GB SM951 M.2 SSD PCIe 3.0 x 4 (PE246... WD 3TB Black SATA 6Gbs 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD 4TB Red in RAID 1 WD 4TB Red in RAID 1 ICY DOCK DuoSwap MB971SP-B Fits 5.25" Bay allo... LG WH14NS40 14x SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CPU - Corsair Hydro H110  GPU x 2 - Nzxt G-10 x 2 + Corsair H-90 x 2  Lamptron FC-5 V2 Fan Controller 4 Aerocool Dead Silence 140mm Fans on the radia... 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Kali-Linux AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
AOC i2769Vm 27-Inch Screen IPS Monitor BENQ GW2250 +1 Monitor Easymountlcd Triple Monitor Stand (002-0019) Extension and vesa mount for +1 Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Top - CM Storm QuickFire TK (Red) Bottom - CM ... EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 - 80 Plus Unobtainium Corsair Carbide Series 400R Cooler Master Storm Inferno 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Top of the Desk TUF Onboard Audio Cyber Acoustics Platinum CA-3550 Logitech H390 Headset 
OtherOtherOtherOther
ASUS Wi-Fi PCI Express Adapter/400 upto 800 Mbp... Tripp Lite Isobar Supressor CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD 900 Watt Pure Sinewave UPS Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick 
Other
upHere (3.5 inch Bay)Multi Function Card Reader... 
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