I am new to Rockstor and will be setting up a new server for the primary purpose as a NAS. I am also planning to use OwnCloud and possibly Plex Server. I have a few questions so I do this correct the first time. I have read just about everything I can find in the Rockstor documents and they just lead me to more questions.
Here are the basic spec of the new server:
Supermicro X11DPI-NT motherboard
2x Xeon 3104 6 Core CPU’s
32 GB DDR4 RAM
Dual 10Gbps NICs
1x 256GB M.2 (boot drive)
14 direct attached SATA drives:
**2x 240GB SSD
**12x 3TB WD Red NAS drives
Additional direct attached SATA drives will be added in the future with an additional controller for video camera storage (4x 4TB WD Purple drives).
I’m not sure if it was a good idea or a waste of resources but during the installation, because this system only has 32 GB of RAM, I bumped up the swap to 50GiB and left the remaining ~188GiB for the OS pool.
The basic questions I have are related to setting up pools and shares. I want to use the SSD drives for the Rock-Ons or as write cache. The Rock-Ons will need to use the NAS shares for data storage. How should I proceed? How many and what size pools and shares would you create?
Thanks for the help in doing it right the first time.