The 2Tb in my desktop were nearly full, so I was looking for a NAS system for the last 6 months. First I was looking for the Synology or Qnap System, but the price of these and that I wasn’t sure if they would be “future proof”, brought me to the decision to build my own.
But now I had an even bigger choice
FreeNAS? BSD hm
OPM? no zfs/btrfs, don’t like the Interface
Rockstor? to new?
And which hardware should I use?
But after a lot more reading and with a bit pressure from my old drives (one did start to throw errors), I did move on with Rockstor. I like the concept of btrfs, even if it is not 100% stable but I don’t plan to use Raid5/6 soon. Rock-ons seem to be are nice and easy way to add services. And last this community seems to bee really helpful.
- Fractal Define Mini Tower
- Asus B150M
- Intel G4400 2x3.30GHz
- 8GB DDR3 Ram
- 120GB Kingston SSD for system
- 2x WD RED WD60EFRX 6TB (accidentally only ordered only one HD)
Setup and configuration of the system was easy, and everything worked as planed.
I could setup my shares, samba, plex, transmission, and my own jDownloader docker without
any trouble, even that i have not many experience with it.
Today the second hard drive was delivered and I added it to the pool, and try to change from Single to Raid1. After the balance job was done, and a reboot the webinterface still shows single cofiguration. But btrfs gives me this result, which looks like Raid1 for me.
[root@rockstor01 ~]# btrfs fi df /mnt2/pool1/ Data, RAID1: total=496.00GiB, used=495.24GiB Data, single: total=1.00GiB, used=0.00B System, RAID1: total=32.00MiB, used=112.00KiB Metadata, RAID1: total=1.00GiB, used=570.83MiB GlobalReserve, single: total=192.00MiB, used=0.00B
I have now to look into it, or some of you knows a solution.
but nevertheless i’m happy with Rockstor and my setup.
If I solve this last issue, all my files can be moved to Rockstor.
Thnaks for the great work and for reading