Coming from this discussion https://forum.openmediavault.o…?postID=224269#post224269 in which I was asking some questions about the file system to use.
But wanted to ask in here what do you think about it.
Just to recap:
I am trying to build my NAS and save all my media correctly inside of it. I was planning to use 4x12TB drives, without parity drive, but with offsite backup. I was trying to search for a filesystem that could protect me against bitrot, with data integrity protection.
I first thought about ext4, with snapraid and mergerfs, but it seems that snapraid scrub, will only work if I have a parity disk (which I don't).
The other alternative that I saw was using something like https://github.com/ambv/bitrot
And the last thing I found was about BTRFS, but I see people a year or 2 ago, was saying it was pretty new, and not that stable.
So wanted to ask in here, what do you think about BTRFS and new OMV version (is version 5 still in beta?), or if I need to stay with OMV version 4. Will this protect me for bitrot, and give me the good options of mergerfs as adding/removing disks as I want? Also, will I be able to only copy files into a disk? meaning that only 1 disk will be in use when ready a file and not the 4 of them.
Please let me know.