[PVE-User] SAN recommendation.

Lex Rivera me at lex.io
Thu Aug 22 18:42:30 CEST 2013


>with ZFS is just not stable

This usually happens when you enable deduplication :)





On Thu, Aug 22, 2013, at 09:25 AM, Fábio Rabelo wrote:

2013/8/22 Marco Gabriel - inett GmbH <[1]mgabriel at inett.de>

Nexenta CE may only be used for testing, not allowed for production.



If you go for a cheap but reliable SAN, look after Promise VessRAID
machines.



If you don’t want to spend any money, have a look at freenas which is
pretty nice, full featured and uses ZFS in the back.


Almost a year ago I have similar doubts and ( bad ) adventures trying
to use Freenas and nas4free, and it only gave me lots of head aches !!!

My advice is forget about it, with ZFS is just not stable ( my record
was 5 days before weird and inexplicable freezes ! ) .

With native BSD file system works OK, but the performance are realy
poor .

People in this list pointed me to a stable solution :

This :

[2]http://omnios.omniti.com/

plus this :

[3]http://www.napp-it.org/

6 mounths up and running smoothly and rock solid !!!


I am using nfs with dedicated switcher, the performance are excelent
...


Fábio Rabelo

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1. mailto:mgabriel at inett.de
2. http://omnios.omniti.com/
3. http://www.napp-it.org/
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