[Linux-aus] hardware for ZFS

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Mon Jul 4 00:06:59 AEST 2016

One of my clients needs a new file server, probably rack-mount.  It will be 
running ZFS so needs a JBOD configuration and 16G of RAM.  The server will 
initially have about 9*6TB disks and expand to about 18 disks later on.  It 
doesn't need a huge amount of CPU power and generally doesn't do much parallel 
work, so a single CPU is adequate.  The client is a small business that 
doesn't have a huge amount of money so constraining the costs is important.

If you have general advice about buying such systems then please reply to the 
list.  If you sell such hardware and want to make an offer then reply off-list.

Also such discussions usually end up with people discussing BSD for ZFS 
support.  While some discussion of other free Unix systems like BSD is 
probably on-topic for this list my client can't consider BSD.  If people want 
to discuss the benefits of BSD for ZFS that's OK but I won't be reading it.


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