Question on setting up drives for ZFS

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Jul 24, 2011
I've been researching ZFS and am hoping for some guidance. Currently I have two 1 terabyte drives and two 1.5 terabyte drives. For configuring a vdev, I am thinking of getting one more 1.5 terabyte drive thus giving me 3.0 terabytes of available storage. I would add this vdev to the storage pool. 2nd, is it possible for me to get another 1 terabyte drive and make a vdev and add it to the same storage pool? Just trying to utilize the drives that I have.

I am going to use this to store media files such as .iso rips and music. Also I will store user documents such as word docs and important family photos (these will be backed up using Cloudberry Lab running on a win 2003 server with the nas folders mapped on the server). I just want to have the security of having some redundency with our media files but they will not be backed up remotely.

Any additional guidance would greatly be appreciated.

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