Hi all, currently i’m running two separate servers, both Unraid, one for docker/VMs, and one for fileserving only. Specs below:
Motherboard: Supermicro x9DRi-LN4+
CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2650 v2 (32 cores total at 2.60 ghz)
Ram: 64 GB DDR3
Running about 20 docker containers (plex, *arr stack, monitoring, pihole, calibre, homeassistant, etc.) and 3 VMs
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming7
CPU: Core i5-4690k (4 cores @ 3.50 ghz)
RAM: 16GB DDR3
Running minimal dockers for backup/syncing, etc
Hard drive space is kindof irrelevant, as i’ve got plenty of it. The original two-server design came from me not wanting to put all of my eggs in one basket, and having the hardware to do so. Now however, i’m wondering if it’s easier/more efficient for me to take the motherboard/processor/ram from the App server, move it to the file server, and migrate everything that was running on the appserver to run on the fileserver as well, and just have everything in one box.
If this were your stuff, what would you guys do?