I'm going to purchase a 14 bay HP 2U server with ECC memory and bunch of 3TB enterprise SATA drives. I would prefer to make 2 x RAID6 with 6 drive each. This will be used for local office storage and my Internet crawler.
I am flooded with FS/RAID choices. I am wondering should I use Hardware Raid Card, LVM, mdadm, btrfs, fuse zfs? will likely to use debain/ubuntu as OS.
My priority of concerns is:
- data security, no loss, no corruption (most important)
- reasonable performance
- minimal maintenance and easier recovery/replacement if anything goes wrong
Has anyone with production experience?
EDIT: add fuse-zfs