I have a GEN 8 Microserver that I want to make use as a NAS. I narrowed it down between Freenas (ZFS is overkill for me and without it Freenas doesn't make much sense) and Ubuntu Server (probably too much maintenance for me right now). It has 8GB of ECC RAM and will have 2 x 3TB drives in in. Plan is to use it for backups and media storage. I have a Surface Pro 3, Desktop machine Windows 10, Apple TV, Mac Pro, ESXI Server, Chromecast, PS4 and Samsung Tab S between me and the other half to serve up.
I've read that some use the HDD as opposed to an SSD for Storage by installing Debian on RAID then OMV packages on top. Processor is G1610T. I'd eventually like to access the device from the internet via my PFsense box and use it as cloud.
Presume baremetal is the way to go? Would use SNAPRAID to sync the disks for important data (music, photographs and documents). Presume you all would chose OMV over Freenas?