The ZFS server

ZFS – some initial testing

I thought I’d run some simple tests, based on a tuning thread I found: # dd if=/dev/urandom of=./file1 bs=1m count=1024 1024+0 records in 1024+0 records out 1073741824 bytes transferred in 14.283206 secs (75175127 bytes/sec) And while the above was running: # zpool iostat 5 capacity operations bandwidth pool used avail read write read write ———- …

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mirroring the hard drive

Tonight’s goals: Install a second HDD get gmirror running install the remaining 5x2TB HDD add the two RAID cards After adding in the second HDD for the OS, dmesg shows this: ad4: 76319MB <seagate ST380815AS 4.AAB> at ata2-master UDMA100 SATA 3Gb/s acd0: DVDR <tsstcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C/SB01> at ata3-master UDMA100 SATA 1.5Gb/s ad8: 152587MB <wdc WD1600AAJS-75M0A0 …

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FreeBSD installed on the server

Tonight I managed to: install a DVD-RW drive install 1x 80GB SATA drive connect all the chassis cables to the motherboard install the network card install FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE start the upgrade process to FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE install a few ports: bash, joe, sudo The photos from tonight. Here is the output from /var/run/dmesg.boot Copyright (c) 1992-2009 …

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Photos of initial assembly

Tonight I put together some of the system. The motherboard, CPU, RAM, and PSU have been installed. The system POSTs, but nothing else. Next step: add a couple of HDD and then install FreeBSD 8. Photos here: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/album.php?aid=13150&id=100000289239443

The Final Order

This is what will be ordered on Monday: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD $40 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb $36 Patriot Signature 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) $130 ENERMAX INFINITI EIN720AWT 720W PSU $150 I changed …

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