I want to create a single large volume from 16 x 8TB drives using openmediavault_3.0.36 (downloaded the iso) on a system with 16 x 8TB drives connected to an ASRock X99 Extreme 11 motherboard.
What I have done:
-created 2 RAID6 arrays (each one consisting of 8 drives) since I have heard it's not good to have too many drives in a single array.
-now there are 2 devices but to have a single file system you need 1 device. So I have combined the 2 RAID6 arrays into a single array using RAID0 (stripe) on top and it looks like it worked.
Is there a better way to create a large volume from my 16 drives? (I can still start over at this point)
Is RAID0 on top of RAID6 ok in general? I want to avoid complications in the future and nested arrays may be bad.
Is it correct that 2 RAID6 with 8 drives is better than 1 RAID6 with 16?
Thanks in advance!