Hello all, could I get some feedback on configuration options...
I have 2 new ReadyNAS 3200s that I intend to use as iSCSI targets serving 2 Windows 2008 R2 servers with the File Server Role and DSF for replication. (We are decommissioning a Netware server with about 6TB of project data files)
What would Best Practices suggest regarding the initial setup of the ReadyNAS boxes.
X-RAID2 or Flex-RAID (RAID 6)
- I don't expect to add drives or replace them with larger sizes
- I like the idea of having a hot spare in addition to the RAID6 protection
Single Volume (X-RAID) or Multiple Volumes (Flex-RAID)
- remember this will be purely for iSCSI targets
- I will have a bunch of iSCSI targets so I don't NEED one giant volume
How many Volumes can be created on the 3200?
- I read somewhere 4 was the limit but is this the case on the 3200?
(other limitations discussed don't apply to the 3200 like the 2TB file and iSCSI target size limitation)
Would multiple volumes be safer in regards to possible corruption and volume check/rebuild times? Possible loss of data if something goes bump in the night?