XFileSharing Pro - File server what exactly? (urgent)

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Atanalopa
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File server what exactly? (urgent)

#1 Postby Atanalopa » Jan 16, 2016 12:28 pm

Hi all.
I need some help for the file server.
I want to add a file server but i dont know what exactly to ask from the datacenter.
What os? centos7 or 6 x64 is ok?
Need raid or not?
I need all the storage by the way.
So.
If someone know let tell me what exactly i have to ask from datacenter.
Thanks a lot.

ufkabakan
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#2 Postby ufkabakan » Jan 16, 2016 11:16 pm

Its about your needs.

I suggest:
QuadCore CPU (FileServers dont need much CPU power)
16GB RAM
Min 24TB Disk
1Gbit Connection

My Disk Suggestion;
Minimum 6x4TB SATA Disk + 1x OS Disk
Optimal 12x4TB SATA Disk + 1x SSD OS Disk

I use mostly Software RAID5 with monitoring SmartData daily.
But if you have a offer with hardware RAID5, is not a problem with some optimizing.

About OS:
CentOS 7

Atanalopa
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#3 Postby Atanalopa » Jan 17, 2016 6:10 am

Thanks a lot mate.
I got it.

hostlife
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#4 Postby hostlife » Jan 22, 2016 5:12 pm

Well, instead of one big file storage server, I will strongly recommend to get small file storage server like 4x2tb storage, this is avoid I/O or Port speed limits

Manders
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#5 Postby Manders » Feb 23, 2016 4:26 pm

I have been using XFS for more than 2 years and agree that NOT using a large server to serve files has advantages - However have a file server like say 4x4TB drives and only filling it to 50 to 75% is also a good idea because many hosting facilities will sell you a server and INCLUDE bandwidth.

So serving too many files from one server has other disadvantages apart from the I/O bottle neck.

I have a LOT of file servers with my current host in the above configuration!

hostlife
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#6 Postby hostlife » Mar 26, 2016 2:48 pm

@Manders, if you don't mind, please let me know which hosting service you are using & how much you are paying?

Manders
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#7 Postby Manders » Mar 26, 2016 2:55 pm

What is your email and I will talk to you there?

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#8 Postby Manders » Mar 26, 2016 3:16 pm

hostlife wrote:@Manders, if you don't mind, please let me know which hosting service you are using & how much you are paying?


So in case you wish to know price it is from 110e for 4x4TB drives - 16G ram and 100TB data included for each machine (Maybe I can get you slight discount since I have a lot of servers with the host). Or maybe you will get your own discount if you have a lot of servers - If this is an interest to you please let me know how I can contact you and we can discuss further.


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