Hope you are all keeping safe and healthy in these trying times.
I work for a mid-size internet/cloud service provider, and am now working from home - aka lots of extra time on my hands for projects.
I used to administer windows servers in the early 2000s, but have done zero system admin since then. I have very little linux xp, but have some xp with cmd line, mostly cisco IOS.
My simple htpc/media/storage solution is full, and I have decided to build my own nas/web/backup/file server instead of buying a limited synology/qnap device.
I've done quite a bit of reading, and have decided to use OMV5 on a deb10 server install w/ZFS media volumes.
I've purchased the following hardware, and have it assembled and ready for OS/sw installs:
Dell PE T430 8-bay (dual 12-core procs, 96gb ram)
2 - 180gb intel SSDs for OS/apps - probably not raid-mirrored, most likely daily incremental mirror to limit writes
4 - 3Tb SAS drives - which I will initially use for all media/web storage, but eventually only use for crucial family media/web (planned raidZ2)
plan for additional 4 - 6Tb drives in raidZ1 for long-term media storage - will move non-family media from raidZ2 above
So that's where i'm at. I started installing debian, and was immediately hit by ?s regarding partition sizes on the 180gb SSD. debain wanted to create a 26gb root, 30gb usr, and 103gb swap partition.
That just doesn't strike me as an efficient use of space - but i am a noob...
Just figured I'd throw these ?s up here while i continue to watch/read TechnoDad and some other great contributors and try and educate myself.
If anyone has the time and wants to weigh-in on their experiences/recommendations - primarily from a storage/partition layout perspective.
Best to all,
John in Wyoming, MI