I recently bought some "decent" hardware to create myself a home server whose main task should be to serve a NAS to my other computers / tablet / etc. However, I would like to also use the computer as a host for virtualized machines, to create some sort of "home lab" where I can test different settings / os / applications.
I don't have high needs for the virtulization part. However, for the storage, I want something to be a minimum redundant. Maybe a raid, but I don't know... I looked at FreeNas as a solution for the storage, and most the feature I need would be included (upnp, samba, ftp, etc.).
However, would my files really be secure in a raid0 considering freenas would be running under a hypervisor? If I understand correctly, Hypervisor create a file serving as a logical hard drive for the VM. Would I really benefit from a raid0 under this setup?Currently, I have 3 1TB hdd available.
Does anyone have ideas of solutions for my needs?