TrueNAS Tinkering

Sometime in October 2022 during RetroChallenge 2022/10 I started to tinker with TrueNAS Scale. I’ve been on the search for more storage for a while now. Well not more storage, but a way to store my data reliably. I learnt about magical things like ZFS, RAIDZ2, spinning rust, HPE MicroServer Gen8, modern hard drive error rates and more!

Fast-forward to today and I now have a cool mesh, 64 TB of storage with 32 TB of that being for redundancy. I might have an offsite backup or two. And who could forget the ryegrass in my kitchen along with the empty shell of a desiccated cicada (zoom!). That’s a story for another day. However, with the mesh we have seen a definite temperature drop in operating temperatures – see below!

The additional storage gives me space to breathe and sort out my data, which is something I haven’t been able to do for a long time. There’s plenty happening but I’m back on a five day week and it’s killing me. I think the problem is I can’t see any future where more of the same doesn’t continue. Maybe lizard has it all figured out can’t communicate it to us. Oh well at least the TrueNAS kicks ass! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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