How to organize storage for a home server?

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Decided to do upgrade their servers, but rather to put all in 1, I want to take Supermicro 6025T and twist on this new path with the required roles in Hyper-V. it is Planned to use a lot of disk space (To store home archive; backups of various databases, VM, Agency data with your PC; small filipovica; application server. All of this will spin in Umcah. Space needed approximately 10 TB and will grow + all in RAID). And while studying the issue of storage has reached a dead end.

So, questions:
DSS better prepared or assemble your own? For example, using ESOS (Article https://blog.it-kb.ru/2018/07/25/using-the-old-ibm...
fiber channel, iscsi? Or are there any other protocols?
Have You had any experience of building a storage house and what the problems were?
Tell me which books are better to read on this issue.

Budget storage+disks +-100 000 rubles.
Thanks in advance for your answers!
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Decided to do upgrade their servers, but rather to put all in 1, I want to take Supermicro 6025T and twist on this new path with the required roles in Hyper-V.

Attention a question: what for to you storage?
Especially talking about the 2U chassis to 8 hotswap drives for only 10тб places to 112ТБ raw capacity for modern disks.
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Budget storage+disks +-100 000 RUB


For the money only are storage disks the required volume 50% -100% of the initial amount. At this price it will be a piece of iron, without duplication, that still pulls slightly to the storage layer.

Apparently, we need not storage industrial level, but just a cool NAS.
I can recommend the following method:
purchased the computer under "server". Emphasis is placed on the CPU (faster is better) memory (more is better) (ESS) disks. In the select disks need to strike a balance between speed, reliability, volume.
purchased two pendrive 4GB
Received iron set Nas4Free system on a USB flash drive, and the drives rises zfs array.
Puller, cut them on the moon right amounts.
And then on the iscsi we give all of this farm in the hypervisor.
This sum will meet, tasks to solve.

ZFS is not so scary as it seems, well, to back up data on external small nas on raid1 can not hurt.
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How to organize storage for a home server?
Yes, somehow - to buy a ready to build my own. It all depends on the task.

DSS better prepared or assemble your own?
What do you mean better? Ready is a brand, support, unification. Agree frustrating when you have 500 storage all different and in case of breakage, we have to think how this garbage to fix it.
Its is low cost and flexibility.

To store home archive; backups of various databases, VM, Agency data with your PC; small filipovica; application server. All of this will spin in Umcah. Space needed approximately 10 TB and will grow + all in RAID
What is RAID??

Do you have a very heterogeneous data and it is not clear why you storage. Easier disks in the server.

In order to succeed - take care to start creating thoughtful and informed TK.
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And what is RAID needed?
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Colleagues rightly say.

Storage-the equipment is specific, and quite expensive. For 25 thousand roubles it will not buy :-) If you take a BU, the first -- it will already be removed from the support, and hence the slightest sneeze of equipment and the whole system turns into a pumpkin. Second, drives in a storage system anyhow any stick. Only those that were produced specifically for this storage system. It is expensive and BU-shnyh systems most likely will not find. The usual random drives, even enterprise grade, in a storage system will not work.

In addition to all other considerations, think of where to put it and how to connect. Because industrial storage system -- the glands are quite large, noisy and electricity consuming procedure.

So if you are not satisfied with the system all in one, and you certainly want to make storage on a separate piece of metal, then there is only Samobor and software solution. FreeNAS, ESOS, to collect all the same on Linux or FreeBSD -- depending on your skill level. Well and plus to it -- then it makes no sense to take 2U chassis with 8 bays LFF disks, is better to take a 1U server. Would be cheaper, take less space, less electricity will be eaten. Although noisier, of course. The type of this.

Literature -- the documentation for awarding of software systems. Nexenta is still possible to look. She, too, like FreeNAS runs on Frage. Before the free community edition there was, however, limited in volume. I don't know how things are there, not interested.
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Sorry, but storage You then why? If laid on the chassis and Hyper. Put in the disk enclosure that you want, do RAID10. If you need backup, take the shelf type Synology/QNAP.
Storage, as rightly noted Artem and athacker is a brand, a support. This is necessary when many of the same type of iron. BU iron - it can be quite cumbersome - here we have Antelava blade basket - work, equipped with discs, 4 blades two Xeon each. Box not less than 8U in height, eating energy mining farm :)
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Creates a VM which will be storage, it it is forwarding controller (the drives will proposalsa themselves), on this VM rises nfs/iscsi to the hypervisor as the primary storage
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