redundant storage

Julien Cigar julien.cigar at
Fri Jun 3 08:55:30 UTC 2016


I'm looking for a low-cost redundant HA storage solution for our (small)
team here (~30 people). It will be used to store files generated by some
webapps, to provide a redundant dovecot (imap) server, etc.

For the hardware I have to go with HP (no choice), so I planned to buy
2 x HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 E3-1241v3 (768645-421) with 
4 x WD Hard Drive Re SATA 4TB 3.5in 6gb/s 7200rpm 64MB Buffer 
(WD4000FYYZ) in a RAID1 config (the machine has a smartarray P222
controller, which is apparently supported by the ciss driver)

On the FreeBSD side I plan to use HAST with CARP, and the volumes will 
be exported through NFS4.

Any comments on this setup (or other recommendations) ? :)


Julien Cigar
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