[CentOS] Looking for a RAID1 box

Thu Jan 5 22:04:11 UTC 2023
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

I have found a:

HPE 873830-S01 ProLiant MicroServer Gen10

for <$300 without drives.  If I can believe the seller, it has a AMD 
Opteron X3216 Dual-core (2 Core) 1.6GHz and 8GB Installed.

It has 4 3.5" bays. and 1? "Media" bay?


this could well be acceptable.  Got to find out power draw.  Looks like 

Any input on issues of OS install?  Do I go with separate OS and data 
RAID1 sets?

Also HPE is ClearOS.  I ran ClearOS6 for years before going with QNAP 
turnkey.  Perhaps current ClearOS is better, but it does not handle 
multi-domain email as I need.  Or it did not.  So I am going to install 
my own CentOS variant and iRedMail...


On 1/5/23 13:08, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 05, 2023 at 08:18:08AM -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Proliant gen8 does NOT have UEFI.
>> So I think this means I better move up to the gen10...
> I'm pleased with my Gen 10+ (Plus).  Pricer than I thought
> you want.
> I like the "no power supply", just an external brick.
> Quiet.  I put in a PCI card to use 2 NVMe sticks, one for
> system and one for /home.  You can also boot from an internal
> usb port like a thumb drive permanently installed.
> Carriers for 2.5inch SSD drives work fine so with few fans,
> no drive motors, could be quite low power.
> Mine acts as email server, local caching DNS server (dnsmasq)
> and Amanda backup server.
> Jon