I’m a Rockstor / selfbuild NAS newbie.
My only experiences with NAS’es comes from owning a Readynas NV+ and a Readynas RND104.
Both of these have been OK, but the NV+ is starting to be unstable, and the RND104 has given me some trouble.
So I have decided to replace these two NAS’es with one selfbuild. My only experiences is with a small test setup of FreeNas, which worked well, but I find the expandability options limited. And it demands insane amounts of memory, even though I have enough of that.
My setup will be a ASUS M3A78-CM, with a Phenom X4 940. 10 Gb mem.
Rockstor will probably boot from USB, so I have the 6 Sata channels available for HDD’s.
My plan was to buy 3 brand new 2TB discs, set them up to run in RAID5. Move data from my RND104, to the new NAS, take 3 2TB discs from the RND104, add them to the Rockstor NAS, expand the volume, and then copy the data from the NV+ to the new NAS.
As far as I have understood, it should be possible to do this, and maintain the Raid5 level of protection all the way through this?
Have I understood things correctly?
Hope you understand what my plans are, and hope its doable
What about future expandability, could I upgrade to 4TB discs later on, and stil maintain redundancy?