redundant storage

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Fri Jun 3 09:43:22 UTC 2016


	Just one change - don't use RAID1 use ZFS mirrors. ZFS does better
RAID than any hardware controller.

On Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:38:43 +0200
Julien Cigar <julien.cigar at> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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) ? :)
> Thanks!
> Julien

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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