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my ZFS home server (Youtube Video)

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I build an cheap quality ZFS fileserver

Case: Fractal Design ARC midi
Motherboard: Asus F1A75-M
APU: AMD A6 3500 2.1ghz triple core
Memory: Corsair 16gb kit 2x8gb 1333mhz
Powersupply: Corsair GS500
SSD: Samsung 830 128gb
Storage: 5x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
Nic: HP NC364T Quad port gbit

In this video i explain my build
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYMVUNrvDY

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I also modded a noisy 1u 48port switch for home use with a 12cm fan
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyuybwSaXjQ

I used ZFSguru for 2 months but its missing some features. So i changed to Nas4free now :mrgreen:
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ZFS Server hardware build video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYMVUNrvDY

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Very nice, but your idea of "low budget" and mine are clearly very different!

Before I built my current setup, I was running a system with a 2.0ghz Celeron CPU, 768mb RAM and 2x 80gb IDE drives and that was more than enough for my needs.
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Ok i changed it to cheap.

i mean with "low budget" a cheap motherboard cpu and memory combination. But with new parts. Offcourse every part can be a bit cheaper. But i like to have quality parts. I have read and compare this setup on the tweakers.net forum before i bought it and most people spend more on the motherboard and cpu.
ZFS Server hardware build video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYMVUNrvDY

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very nice build

my two in-use NAS have hardware re-purposed from the spares pile
then I spent money on Gb [1000T] lan upgrade
since then I have added a third
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4 thread 3300 Mhz Intel i3, 1 TB ZFS mirror, available RAM 7.823 Gb, 64 bit NAS4Free 9.1.0.1 rev 573 [88 watts, 48 Mbps]
2 thread 1600 Mhz atom/ion, 1 TB ZFS mirror, available RAM 3.083 Gb, 64 bit NAS4Free-9.1.0.1 rev 573 [27 watts, 35 Mbps]
2 thread 3900 Mhz AMD A6-6400K, 2 TB ZFS Mirror, available RAM 7.557 Gb, 64 bit Nas4Free 9.3.0.2.1771 [89 watts, 68 Mbps]

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Nice video, nice clean build.

Enjoy,
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System specs: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4 -embedded on Samsung 860 EVO 256GB and Supermicro X10SL7-F w / Bios v3.2, IPMI v.03.86 / CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz - 32GB Crucial DDR3L 1600mhz ECC 1.35v , LSI 2308 on PH20.00.07.00 IT mode, Storage: 5x Western Digital Red (WD30EFRX) raidz

Development system is same system in virtualbox.

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I placed a cool sticker on the front! :)

Do you all ee the hardware build video? what do you like to see in part2? I gonna make a recording plan today. So if you have cool ideas or suggestions please tell them and i gonna film it!

I have a simple power meter so the idle and under load stats will be in the video :D
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The nas4free powered logo! :D
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When it comes to airflow I prefer to blow out the heat.
Then i have resistance to reduce rpm on fans.
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If you blow out the heat without intake you get a under pressure, Then you will suck lots of dust into your system trough little holes gaps etc.

With my setup i have as intake 2x 140mm fans running @ 12volt in the front with good dustfilters. My cpu has the standaard 70mm fan connected to the motherboard. And the rear 140mm fan is outtake running @ low rpm on the motherboard fan controller. Also the psu fan will suck out air on low rpm. The trick is to get more airflow in then out so your system will be clean without pockets of dust. I checked the case for dust a few days ago. There is only a few very small dust pieces. But the cpu cooler is clean. so the parts are so small that they don't stick. :)
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Yes you are right, i was more refering to this project with your switch.
I can do this with my 3Com and cisco switches, and then uses also resitance to reduce the airflow rpm.

But i have them in a rack in a room wich i do visit not so often
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I have tested the switch with smaller fans. But the design and the fan mounting on 1 side its just not enough to be quiet. And the switch can run pretty hot
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Part2 is uploading!! :D
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Part2 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
ZFS NAS Homeserver Part 2: Lackrack Power Benchmarks NAS4Free
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyXasKDtcFQ
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:mrgreen: Time for some upgrades :mrgreen:

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18TB bruto space and 12 TB netto space + 2x500gb mirror boot. The 3TB seagate disks are on the IBM M1015 controller. There is a 128gb samsung ssd in the 5.25 drive bays as L2arc zfs cache
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Iam running ZFSguru again. Just trying out what work best for me. i like nas4free also a lot
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y9X5iddW98

Part3 of the ZFS NAS Homeserver video serie!! :)

5 Topics!!

1: Hardware Changes
I added a 6th harddrive to the array. (from my workstation) So now i can run 6x 3tb Raidz2 with 4k sectors. Also i added 2x 500gb for zfsguru and my torrent downloads. To have extra sata ports i added a 8 port IBM M1015 sas controller.

2: ZFSguru

3: In depth power consumption

4: Benchmarks

5: UPS
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Wll this ups power the server controlled down in case of a power failure ?

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I have an USB cable between the server and ups. And freebsd sees the ups but i didn't configure it proper yet :)
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Ok, i will need to get my apc ups working for the nas4 free server. Unexpected powerdowns with my unraid server (my own fault) caused issues enough. The server with the ups was nicely shutting down with a pull-the-cable test.
So get it working..

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Dumpster find :D

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Asus RS120-E4 server!

http://www.asus.com/Commercial_Server_W ... S120E4PA2/

I added some ddr2 and its posts without errors! and i had a quad nic on the shelf perfect for this box. The CPU is a xeon 3050 dual core 2.13ghz

I gonna make a video about it for my youtube channel later!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuFLwmyyfKs

My new video!
It is a tutorial about which older hardware you can choose to build a ZFS NAS.

Feel free to share it and i hope you all like the video! :mrgreen:
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I've been enjoying your videos - i was asking about the music on your 2nd video :-)
Funny that i've been going down a very similar path. I've managed to get a Fractal Design Define R4 case - so now i have space for 8-10 drives. I'm waiting for the CPU and then i can put together the unit - It would be interesting to do a video like you but i think time might only allow for some pictures.
I was lucky enough that i got a M1015 from work - can you tell me where you got the info for re-flashing the bios on that card?
I see also that you installed zfs-guru - what are the pros/cons that you have found between N4F and guru?

thanks

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The music links are in the description of the videos!

Link to flash the M1015 into IT mode
http://www.servethehome.com/ibm-serveraid-m1015-part-4/

I like the disk management of ZFSguru. But Nas4free has way more support and manuals. But the goal of ZFSguru is have all the right manual info on the right spot in the webinterface.
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Thanks - I've flashed the M1015 and almost everything is setup now!

One thing that still seems to be not working is that since the drives are running through the M1015 they are detected as scsi drives da0, da1, dax
instead of ata drives, ata0, ata1, atax

and it seems none of the controls for power reduction, spindown, idle, etc are working in N4F.

have you tried the spindown or power savings on your setup?

There seems to be some scripts around but haven't had the time to try any yet.

thanks

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Yes no power functions through the M1015 :(
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Very nice build mate... Great cable management :)
Watercooling is just the beginning ;)

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You have inspired me, sir.

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