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Help with config please

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waggy

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Hi All,

I am looking to setup 1 of the following using FreeNas8

Option 1

Install freenas and add 2 internal disks. 1 for office data and 1 for CEO's data. Then using 2 x removable disk drives setup some sort of replication.

Or

Option 2

Have 2 freenas installs 1 has the internal hard drives and the second has the removable hard drives.

Will either option work??

My CEO wants to be able to have 4 removable hard drives and rotate them as and when.

I have remote access to the office servers but would like this to be automated as much as possible..

So is this possible???

Cheers for your help
 

matthewowen01

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your CEO should not dictate your IT decisions, if they insist, get your resume in order and find a new job. rotating disks is a bad idea, each time you move it, you risk damaging it, leave them be. both your options are bad options. the first has no redundancy and removable disks are just a bad idea.

have 1 system, cram as many disks as you can into it, set them up as a raidz2. use proper file permissions and sharing to segment the CEO's data away from the Office data. get some form of proper backup for your data (tape etc)
 

waggy

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Thank you for your comments but unfortunately leaving is not an option at the moment.....I have expressed my concerns to my CEO.

So I have to work within the budget and constraints.

I can create mirrors or raid5 within the main NAS box but I still need to know if FreeNas is able to support removable drives and local replication.......can anyone help please??
 
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