Hello to all you eager Vaulters,
This is my first post so please be gentle,
I hope you can help with some advice or maybe rationalise some concerns.
I'm a former FreeNas user and built my NAS on an old FN8 version and it's been happily doing me a job for a long time. Now however it is degrading, I've suffered some filesystem issues on a backup drive that seems to have impacted the whole system and frankly I've just become tired of it. Being a Linux user I should have managed the move to OMV a while ago as Debian makes far more sense to me than BSD.
Anyway, here is my issue/question and a bit of background :-
My build is on a spare refurbished HP Microserver with 8Gb RAM and a AMD Turion II Neo N40L / 1.5 GHz CPU (Dual Core).
My test build so far has 3x2Tb Seagate drives in RAID5 and is running all updates as of this morning.
Should I be concerned that my load Average is sitting at around 2.13, 2.07 and 2.03 given that it is only a dual core 1.5ghz?
The system doesn't seem overly busy but it is re-syncing the RAID and the CPU usage is actually sitting at about 25% most of the time, when I copied a few test files up it burst to about 56%, highest I've seen is 80%. I guess I could expect this load to balance out and drop once the RAID is re-synced but this means waiting a fair amount of time and more testing so whilst I wait I thought I would ask.
I don't plan for this system to do anything more that SMB/CIFS, SSH etc, It will not be running VM's or Docker or anything taxing but pending my testing I will be hoping to put two 8tb drives in and two 2tb drives in both configured as Mirrors.
I just wanted to gather the thoughts of the OMV community before I invest in the new Hard Disks or..... have to rethink my setup.
Thanks in advance,