I work at a repair shop and I'm thinking of building a Solaris Express, or maybe using whatever the open version is called nowadays, ZFS based NAS out of the mountains of old pieces of hardware we've got around.
I have lot's of doubts, and reading the Best Practices haven't solved most of them, so I'll ask here one by one to avoid writing a big monolithic post with lots of questions.
The server will have four disks. I suppose I'll have to use one exclusively for the system. Is that right? What if that disk dies, will it take with it all the data of the others disks? Or maybe I'll be able to read the pool of the other three disks with a live CD?