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Old October 26, 2013, 12:32 PM
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FYI Samba is a cow and one of the worst sharing systems to date! You will always get poor performance out of it :(

Regards the 25GB with a Windows 7 it depends on how you set up your hard drive.. but realistically Windows 7 itself can easily use up that much space OUTSIDE of a VM.
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Old October 26, 2013, 03:31 PM
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You must be doing something wrong or don't have virtualization enabled in the BIOS. My i5 2500k on a P8P67 PRO board runs the Hyper-V role on Server 2012 perfectly fine. No issues at all.

And nice job lowfat, you are always doing crazy stuff Personally though, anything Linux-based for storage in a primarily Windows environment always suffers performance loss. I'm surprised you didn't stick with Server 2012/Windows 8 due to the new SMB3.0 protocol so you can at least get 200MB/s+.
There were no drive pooling solutions that I was happy with. I am also not happy w/ FreeNAS inside a VM. It just performs awfully. Thinking about seperating it from the ESXi box.
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Old October 27, 2013, 09:56 AM
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After being unsatisfied w/ FreeNAS I am going to try out FlexRAID on Ubuntu. I first tried Ubuntu 13 but it seems to be missing the ai32-libs packages. So I dropped to Ubuntu 12. Idling it uses about 20MHz of CPU .



Used this guide to install VMWare Tools.
How To Install VMWare Tools v5 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server and 12.10 Server - Spiceworks

I used this guide to install FlexRAID. Unfortunately this software isn't free but if it works proberly I am will to dish out the $60.

How to install and configure FlexRAID 2.x (Flexible RAID) on Ubuntu Server

The nifty FlexRAID web interface.


Was able to install my VPN easily enough w/ these instructions.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.co..._openvpn_12_04
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 Ubuntu Linux 12.04OpenVPN Installer
    Download the openvpn ubuntu installer
    Run sudo sh 
~/Downloads/install_ubuntu.sh (replace path to installer accordingly)
    
Type 'y' to install python 2.7 in case it's not installed.
    Type '
y' to install network-manager-openvpn in case it's not installed.
    
Enter the login for your account.
    
Wait for the installation to finish.
    
Connect using the Network Manager.
    
Enter your password when prompted (only needs to be done once per region). 

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Old October 27, 2013, 01:38 PM
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FYI You can add the ai32-libs packages very easily with get-apt

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

EDIT: Oh it's not available for 13.10 yet? hmm
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Old October 27, 2013, 01:45 PM
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Did you try any read/write performance on the ubuntu machine?
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Old October 27, 2013, 01:46 PM
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file O/I is pretty bad on vmware. it's a better host for application servers, not file servers.
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Old October 27, 2013, 03:36 PM
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FYI You can add the ai32-libs packages very easily with get-apt

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs


EDIT: Oh it's not available for 13.10 yet? hmm
Doesn't work. ia32-libs isn't available.

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Did you try any read/write performance on the ubuntu machine?
Nope. And I won't be. FlexRAID won't see my drives even though they are shown in Disk Utility.

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file O/I is pretty bad on vmware. it's a better host for application servers, not file servers.
I was using the drives in pass-through so it shouldn't perform badly. PCIe SSDs don't have the same issue when passthroughed in Windows. I think the issue is w/ FreeFSB when in a VM.
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Old October 27, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Going to try samba out alone with your Ubuntu?
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Old October 27, 2013, 11:39 PM
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I've been running Solaris 11.1 in vmware for a while now with an HBA passed through. my local write speeds on the server are upward of 300-400mb/s which isn't bad at all for the WD red drives I'm running. My network transfers are typically between 80-113mb/s for large files on a gigabit lan which is enough to keep me happy when I have pfsense running as my main gateway on the same system as well as 6 other VM's

If you decide to give Solaris a try, use the vmxnet adapter if you're running ESXi 5.5, I had some funny issues when I did the 5.5 upgrade
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Old October 28, 2013, 06:48 AM
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Going to try samba out alone with your Ubuntu?
No. But I tried it out w/ unRAID. Maxed the connection. Shame its interface is straight out of 1994. I have no idea what I am doing.

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I've been running Solaris 11.1 in vmware for a while now with an HBA passed through. my local write speeds on the server are upward of 300-400mb/s which isn't bad at all for the WD red drives I'm running. My network transfers are typically between 80-113mb/s for large files on a gigabit lan which is enough to keep me happy when I have pfsense running as my main gateway on the same system as well as 6 other VM's

If you decide to give Solaris a try, use the vmxnet adapter if you're running ESXi 5.5, I had some funny issues when I did the 5.5 upgrade
Hmm. I've never used Solaris. Would it be easy for a n00b to setup a RAIDZ volume?
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