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DIY Proxmox homeserver

Homeserver

Intro:

There is a time in life of an sysadmins where he needs to bring all his services, data and projects back home 👶. I was considering to buy a 4-Bay-NAS from Synology or Asustor. But I think I’ve build something better and more flexible for less money. A Synology DS920+ 4-Bay 12TB Bundle with 4X 3TB HDDs costs about 920€. So I set my budget limit to be less than 1000€ for more storage and more compute power. So this is my homeserver-build.

Hardware

!!!IF YOU WANT TO BUILD THIS BY YOUR OWN PLEASE BY A CPU WITH GRAPHICS!!!

💸 = 1025€

Software

As hypervisor for my homeserver I’m using Proxmox 7 CE

Storage

Also I’m using a 8TB external HDD for regulary backups every 14 days.

The RAID-Z1

Theory

cache and log The maximum size of a log device should be about half the size of physical memory, so this is usually quite small. The rest of the SSD can be used as cache. I have an 1000GB SSD and 32GB RAM. So my log should be about 16GB and the rest can be used as cache.

Monitoring

Conclusion

The project has already made me headaches. Especially the i3-9100F without iGPU… Nevertheless, I am happy about the server and the possibilities it provides me.

tags: selfhosted monitoring linux