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Project Daemon: My FreeNAS server

I'm running server 2008 r2 now instead of FreeNAS.




Coming soon,..../tomorrow

I didn't receive any packages today 01/20/2011
Three packages out for delivery other 5 harddrives coming on Monday. (01/21/11)
Got another delivery today from Usps. 01/22/11

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The plan is to convert my 4 year old pc into a NAS server. I already have everything I need and what I don't have should be here by Saturday(I hope).

1.) Dust/clean case
2.) Replace stock 120mm blue led fans with red cooler master led fans
3.) Mount or mod Thermalright HR-05 and other heat shink to fit perc 5/i
4.) Install hdds
5.) Install perc 5/I
6.) cable routing and management
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Edited by XxG3nexX - 1/20/11 at 10:52pm
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i would recommend you use something else.

i use to use freenas, then i never found a way to rebuild a broken array.

looked around, and nobody knew how to do it.
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i would recommend you use something else.

i use to use freenas, then i never found a way to rebuild a broken array.

looked around, and nobody knew how to do it.
Don't you have to enter the raid setup/ menu through the bios to set it up?

Example

If I'm using a perc 5/I FreeNAS won't even see the raid array it'll just see one 5.5Tb drive. If one of the 3 drives fails the perc 5/I will automatically start to rebuild the array on the hot spare.( I think that's correct)
Edited by XxG3nexX - 1/19/11 at 8:08pm
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Don't you have to enter the raid setup/ menu through the bios to set it up?

Example

If I'm using a perc 5/I FreeNAS won't even see the raid array it'll just see one 5.5Tb drive. If one of the 3 drives fails the perc 5/I will automatically start to rebuild the array on the hot spare.( I think that's correct)
Correct, its what we had on one of our servers at work, hard drive failed, slid it out, put new it, it then automatically rebuilt the raid (stuff was slow but it was still running).

Edit, should not matter what the OS is, it should appear as just one drive to it
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No packages for me today even though i should have received at least one. Hopefully they show tomorrow.





I'm may upload a few pics of the things i already have, later tonight

Edit:

Before







Hardware













Edited by XxG3nexX - 1/21/11 at 1:52pm
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While that's a very nice NIC, be warned that the 32-bit 33MHz PCI bus is limited to ~100MB/s real world, so you can really only use a single port on it for file transfer traffic.
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While that's a very nice NIC, be warned that the 32-bit 33MHz PCI bus is limited to ~100MB/s real world, so you can really only use a single port on it for file transfer traffic.
Thanks for the info.


No Usps packages yet, but I did get this....










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i would recommend you use something else.

i use to use freenas, then i never found a way to rebuild a broken array.

looked around, and nobody knew how to do it.
I hope so.... Wait.
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