I’ve been a ReadyNAS user for over 10 years (first with a Duo, and currently a 314 4x8TB.
For ages I’ve been meaning to build my own NAS with FreeNAS, having tried PC-BSD years ago, but they’ve seemed to me to be churning a lot, and they don’t seem to have many plugins at the moment.
(And Btrfs seems simpler and more flexible than ZFS)
I’m thinking of turning over my 10 year old desktop PC to it, when I build a new one to replace it.
It has 6xSATA ports, so would have 1 system, 4 data and 1 spare for backing up/upgrading space.
So I’ve installed 3.9.1 on Virtual Manager, and so far it looks good. will subscribe I think.
I have a couple of questions to start with ( well, just one now. I searched for the other one):
- I’ve tried “upgrading” the disks on my virtualmanager instance (Raid5 because I’m just trying it out) If I understand correctly, I should Remove a drive, let it balance, then Add a drive and let it balance, for each drive I’m upgrading? (Been spoiled by ReadyNAS, where you hotswap a smaller drive for a larger one, and it detects it and does the remove-add-rebalance in one go, for each drive)