Would love to get input on whether I should use two separate RAID arrays vs single RAID array for the following use case; a white box server with Proxmox installed on bare metal w/ OMV VM, Blue Iris VM, and a bunch of other VM’s/containers. Proxmox will be installed as ZFS Raid1 on two 256 SSD’s (either NVMe or SATA).
Here are the two options:
- 6 x 4TB (WD Red Plus) RAID6 using SnapRAID+mergerfs for OMV media storage, also using this storage for VM’s and containers
- 3 x 8TB (WD Purple) RAID5 using SnapRAID+mergerfs for BlueIris VM video recordings (writing/reading)
- 7 x 8TB (WD Red Plus) RAID6 using SnapRAID+mergerfs with one share mount point for OMV VM media and another share mount point for Blue Iris VM recordings. Other VM’s/containers can also use the same share mount as OMV VM.
I’ll most likely use 5x 4K MP cameras w/ H.264 (medium) on substream @ 15fps, most likely be at 8mbps for each IP camera. Not sure if I would need to have a 10gb NIC and SFP+ switch port to be on the safe side for saturating LAN connection.
Any help/guidance would be appreciated! Thank you!