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JAFO
by talby
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Description

Just Another F-ing Oasis... Yes an oasis for your files, it's a NAS server! <rimshot sound clip> I'm here 'till Thursday...

Seriously, it was tough to find a word that describes a storage server and starts with O, for the blue thunder fans out there.

Another dead dell server with good pretty good drives, enterprise grade seagate 750Gbx6. For a buddy of mine that has a DSLR and takes a lot of raw pics, and will hopefully start backing up to this since his USB HDD just died, and yes was unfortunately his only backup and lost a lot of pics. RaidZ will be much more resilient!

cheers

Part List
Details
AMD A4-3300 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate2.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
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Starlana [2 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

I've always wondered what the heck a server was. I should google it. :)

 
 
talby [Submitter] [9 Builds] 5 points 10 months ago

in a sentence, "a service you don't really need a GUI to run", but you absolutely could in a desktop if you really wanted to.

IMHO having a large disk array on a workstation really is not needed, and not as reliable I have found out on several occasions.

cheers!

 
 
godshawk 2 points 10 months ago

IMHO having a large disk array on a workstation really is not needed, and not as reliable I have found out on several occasions.

Heh. Did your boss get mad, or am I misinterpreting that?

 
 
talby [Submitter] [9 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

lol no just from personal experience, sometimes on-board raid really doesn't rebuild correctly or import to other motherboards and even software raid volumes get corrupted (seen it in both linux and windows). Then you have to rely on backups at that point :(

It usually works without a hitch in most cases, just once in a while you see some strange issues. One thing that has been pretty reliable is raid6 on HW raid on server grade and now hopefully raidz2 on the low end for reliable volumes. Been pretty good so far have done some testing on rebuilds and import to varying hardware, seems very resilient.

 
 
l13199l [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

very nice and cheap server

 
 
talby [Submitter] [9 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

thanks, used drives are always a bit of worry so I usually give them a full pass with "badblocks -svw", does a 5-pass write and verify relatively quickly. Certainly faster than dban would lol

 
 
makingaserver [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build! The cable management for that many drives is impressively clean.

 
 
talby [Submitter] [9 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

thanks! it's well worth the extra time, I try and clean it up as much as possible. The source 210 makes it relatively painless.