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I'm using my laptop as a file server. It has a nice low power draw, so I can afford to keep it on indefinitely for very low impact.
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I'm using my laptop as a file server. It has a nice low power draw, so I can afford to keep it on indefinitely for very low impact.

Ahh ok. Be careful your battery doesn't overheat (those things have a habit of catching fire).

If you're just using a laptop, then you're probably running your OS and storage on the same disk? And even if not, there's not really any scope for RAIDs nor extending your storage pool. So you might as well just install Debian GNU/Linux with ext4. ZFS would be overkill for a file server of that specification (sorry for wasting your time on this; I should have read the brief properly)
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Ahh ok. Be careful your battery doesn't overheat (those things have a habit of catching fire).

If you're just using a laptop, then you're probably running your OS and storage on the same disk? And even if not, there's not really any scope for RAIDs nor extending your storage pool. So you might as well just install Debian GNU/Linux with ext4. ZFS would be overkill for a file server of that specification (sorry for wasting your time on this; I should have read the brief properly)

Alright then, thanks still. My laptop actually has a bunch of USB ports, so I might have a bunch of external hard drives.


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@dantron

If you're keeping your laptop on indefinitely, you can actually remove the battery and run it on the mains only. The battery makes a nice cheap UPS, but as Plan9 rightly points out, overcharged batteries have a habit of overheating...and then igniting.
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