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Recommendations for building a repository

Post by willrun4fun » Mar 16, 2015 12:41 pm

I am needing more space. Thinking of buying a tower case, four or 5 WD Reds, a motherboard, and maybe a disk controller.

Requirements:
I would like to just still with desktop drives
Fault tolerance for drive failures with rebuild ability
Windows 2012, 7, or Linux available. I know Windows much better if possible.

Drive, mobo, or other recommendations?

I have a four port Intel NIC here I can use, but I don't think it will really speed me up much over a 1GB link since my source is not up to task ATM.

Thoughts?

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Re: Recommendations for building a repository

Post by Shestakov » Mar 16, 2015 5:11 pm

Hello Andy,
I would recommend to buy 8 WD Reds set in RAID10.
Here is a great topic describing backup repositories best practices. Please take a look.
Thanks!

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Re: Recommendations for building a repository

Post by willrun4fun » Mar 17, 2015 12:49 pm

I do have a Dell R715 sitting here with 6 SAS bays. I can find 1TB dell OEM drives on eBay, but wondering what the largest that it will support might be.

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Re: Recommendations for building a repository

Post by Shestakov » Mar 18, 2015 9:35 am

Andy, there is no limitation in terms of backup repository size. Described hardware should work fine.

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Re: Recommendations for building a repository

Post by willrun4fun » Mar 18, 2015 3:13 pm

After some reading and searching I am thinking of picking up one of these now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

put in 6 to 8 WD or HGST 4TB drives in RAID 10 to start.
Run Server2012.

Hope it works out.

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Re: Recommendations for building a repository

Post by Shestakov » Mar 18, 2015 3:47 pm

Sounds good!
This topic also contains a lot of relevant information. Thanks.

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