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hardware for file server
I'm in the process of building a file server. It will be accessed
from 2-3 single-user hosts (NetBSD and Windows) via gigabit ethernet,
serving videos, audio, and be used for document and archvie storage.
Also, it will serve one or two ISCSI targets.
I intend to use 4 750gb hard disks with a raid 5 volume on them.
Since this is my first file server, I would appreciate advice on
what kind of hardware I need:
- what kind of CPU, at what speed
- how much RAM
- hardware raid or raidframe
- anything else I should look out for
Also, should I use dedicated partitions as backing store for the
ISCSI targets, or are files just as good?
Which file system type (and what parameters) would you recommend?
thanks in advance,
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