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Thoughts and feelings on data storage implementations after four years of immersion.

This post is a commentary on my experiences so far with data storage and networking in a power-user-home-environment. With the intended audience being a person who is considering how to store their data.

With bit rot being something I’ve personally experienced long ago and lost data to, I couldn’t imagine storing my data on anything but ZFS from now on. Getting the correct software and hardware configuration just right for your use and needs is tough. I hope this post can illuminate your way if you are still trying to achieve data storage nirvana. Continue reading

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Temperature monitoring with hourly reports to a CSV file.

I hacked this script together for an old good friend of mine. Recently one of his NAS drives bit the dust and among many of the paranoid questions I inquired was “Do you know the recent temperatures of the drives?” … Continue reading

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40TB NAS for under $3,000.

As a previous post stated, I have ran out of space on my 5.4TB NAS. New parts were ordered through Newegg.com and were in transit as this post was first being drafted. A 6TB rented external hard drive was used to backup … Continue reading

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Displaying SATA hard drive temperatures on Solaris 11 Express.

Coming from FreeNAS I used to pull up the Disk Info page on the WebGUI to conveniently check the hard drive temperatures. I did this mostly out of curiosity at the time, as the drives had a 120mm fan per three … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the NAS

Turns out I didn’t build a large enough NAS system. As you can see there is roughly half a terabyte left. A few years ago that would be a ton of space but, as of late that isn’t much. This … Continue reading

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My recent 6TB + 2TB NAS build.

This post is out of sequential order but ehh. As my previous post states I was concerned with data loss after one of my 300GB hard drives crashed. I searched a while for an OS that would be easy to … Continue reading

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Data verification after building a RAID 5 array using FreeNAS

A few weeks ago one of my many 300GB hard drives crapped out. The drive didn’t have any important data on it but I still attempted a recovery for the sake of exercise. Well it proved to be difficult and … Continue reading

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