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BUILD A ZFS FILE SERVER (May 2007, RETIRED July 2014)

This system was built in May 2007. I wanted to build a large file storage system that I could access remotely. It had to be redundant, simple and economical, so no specialized hardware (RAID controllers, backplanes, standalone SATA controllers). I've put together a list of build steps based on the notes I took at that time. Some of the additional information gathering and benchmarking included here took place well after the initial build. The build could have definitely been easier, but I wanted to do things a certain way as well as experiment some along the way.

(Update July 27, 2014): Overall, I've been satisfied with the systems performance over the years but it time for an OS change (FreeBSD or Arch Linux (ZoL)) and drive upgrades (6 x WD 2TB Red) since I've run out of space.