Hi guys, I’m reading a TON of threads here but I’ll be honest, I’m still out of my element. I converted a little m93p tiny desktop into being a Ubuntu Server last year, but need an upgrade in storage space and Nextcloud performance.
Do you think I should look at NAS Killer 4 or 5?
I’m totally open to a prebuilt - is the Dell Poweredge T110 II still recommended?
Your recommendation is to run unRAID, correct?
I have two 8 TB WD Easystores I will shuck for this build. What other drives do I need?
I see a lot about refurbished SAS drives here. What is the benefit to SAS drives?
A. Nextcloud - my family is heavily dependent on this. I replaced all our cloud storage with Nextcloud. I’d like to optimize the server to run NC well. Some of my folders take forever to load! I currently run Nextcloud in the linuxserver.io SWAG docker image.
B. Duplicacy backs everything up. It runs within docker.
C. NAS disk storage for photos, documents, and Plex media
D. Run simple VMs for to increase my Linux / sysadmin / coding skillset
E. Run a self hosted photo server. Something like photostructure or photoprism. I have about 2 terabytes of family photos. CPU intensive for the initial scan / thumbnail generation, but after that the potential bottleneck just becomes disk access to the actual photos.
F. Stream video games from Steam, etc to family laptops within my LAN. I think Team Fortress is the highest-requirement game we have. I’m looking at the unRAID gaming server guide. Should this be a separate build?
G. Plex - already offloaded to an HP S01. Love the guide here! Very happy with it.
H. pfSense - I think? I run an ASUS router flashed with Asuswrt-Merlin and I’m happy with it.
ANY advice, even if it seems obvious, is appreciated! Thanks!
- m93p mini desktop
- 8 GB RAM
- 1 TB SSD internally, random external drives for data
- running Ubuntu Server