Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
avp2306

Organizing Data, Drives & Shares Advice

2 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

New to UnRaid, and excited to be almost done with my setup: 6 Core x58 Xeon; 16GB ECC RAM; 6TB parity + 2x 6TB + 3x 2TB; 10GBe Mellanox Connect X-2 over DAC

 

System will be used strictly for storage & back up (no docker, no vm usage): Work files & Documents (~100GB), Movies (will grow), Win/Mac/VMs System Backups (~2-3TB).

 

As I'm new to drive pooling, my first instinct is to use drive specific shares restricting media on one set of drives, work stuff on others, etc. but I have a slight hunch this may be less flexible and problematic down the road. Or is it better to just let UnRaid distribute files between drives as it wishes?

 

Looking for advice / recommendations, I'm sure I'm not the first one to have this dilemma so please feel free to share your experiences. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post

With shares you can pick specific drives to which files are going to be placed on and later you can simply change your share settings to include other drives if you decide you want to spread the files more or simply need more space. 

 

This might help or might even confuse you some, but this was helpful for me in setting up my Allocation Methods across drives.

https://wiki.unraid.net/Un-Official_UnRAID_Manual#Split_level

 

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this