New user, how to set up my nas

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New user, how to set up my nas

Post by Henri1216 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:36 am

Hello you all.
My name is Henri and I am 33 years old.
I am from the Netherlands.
And I was looking for a new hobby :lol:
Just bought an 472xt with 4x8tb Wd red.
Hope to find some information here with all you other qnap users. I am just a home user and just starting with this machine.

What I want to do for now.
Back up
Surveillance
Plex
QuMagie or qphoto
Ifttt

I was wondering how do is set up up my drives.
Do I just use 1 storage pool. Or several pools ?
Do I need to to use icsi and qtier with the NVMe ( need to buy these) or something totally different ?

Are there some other apps that you guys think that are worth installing ?

I want to get the most out of the box.


Thanks you all for the help

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by dolbyman » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:40 am

set it up as one pool in RAID5 or RAID6 (have external backups at all times)

How are we supposed to know if you need ISCSI ? .. do you need ISCSI ? None of the uses you mentioned need lots of random disks performance (cache or tier)

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by Henri1216 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:46 am

My friends say icsi is a good and secure way to go.
So just a basic installation will do the job just fine.
When do I need icsi ? when I use vm ? Or docker station ?

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by dolbyman » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:18 am

What external system do you have that would need a block storage ISCSI target on your NAS? Best to ask your friend that gave you that advice !

If you are planning to use the NAS by itself and share files in your network, just go with file storage (shares)

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:45 am

https://www.reddit.com/r/qnap/comments/ ... _a_backup/

https://www.qnap.com/en/how-to/knowledg ... ick-volume

https://blog.qnap.com/10gbe-walkthrough-en/


to most users, owning a NAS is a necessity for data storage. Use to be we had vinyl for music, and polaroids for pictures. now everything is digital these days, and you need reliable storage for them.

^-^; so spend on what you actually need. but i see based on your hardware, you are onto a good start.
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[Main Server] QNAP TS-877 w. 4tb [ 3x HGST Deskstar NAS (HDN724040ALE640) & 1x WD RED NAS ] EXT4 Raid5 & 2 x m.2 SATA Samsung 850 Evo raid1 + 16gb ddr4 Crucial + QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter.
[Backup] QNAP TS-653A w. 5x 2TB Samsung F3 (HD203WI) EXT4 Raid5
[^] QNAP TS-659 Pro II 1x 4TB HGST Deskstar NAS
[^] QNAP TS-509 Pro w. 4x 1TB WD RE3 (WD1002FBYS) EXT4 Raid5
[^] QNAP TS-228 w. 1x 1TB WD RE3 (WD1002FBYS)
[^] QNAP TS-128
Mobile NAS TBS-453DX w. 2x Crucial MX500 500gb EXT4 raid1

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by Ajt568 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:10 am

You could take a look at the kindle book “qnap setup guide” by Nicolas Rushton. The latest version is for QTS 4.4.n. It should cover most subjects that you will be interested in

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by Henri1216 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:28 am

I have created a storage pool in raid 5. All 4 drives
I need your advise.
The volume do I set this up for the full 100% or is it better to use more volumes ?
Afcourse it depends on how I use it. But what is your advise ? I can make a volume bigger if I need more space ? After it’s already being created and in use ?

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by dolbyman » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:30 am

if you need no features like block iscsi lun or snapshots..just do one single static volume..otherwise do a single thick volume (leave as little or lot space on the poolas you like..size can be changed later)

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by Henri1216 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:40 am

I have maked a storage pool

Does it make sense to make volumes like this ?
Volume for photos
Volume for time machine
Volume for media
Volume for surveillance

Or just 1 big think volume ?

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by dolbyman » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:00 am

no..as said just one volume

you can have many shares on one volume

dont forget the external backups

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:13 am

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/qnap-nas-setup-guide

for 9.99 .... >_>: .... is it good?
NAS
[Main Server] QNAP TS-877 w. 4tb [ 3x HGST Deskstar NAS (HDN724040ALE640) & 1x WD RED NAS ] EXT4 Raid5 & 2 x m.2 SATA Samsung 850 Evo raid1 + 16gb ddr4 Crucial + QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter.
[Backup] QNAP TS-653A w. 5x 2TB Samsung F3 (HD203WI) EXT4 Raid5
[^] QNAP TS-659 Pro II 1x 4TB HGST Deskstar NAS
[^] QNAP TS-509 Pro w. 4x 1TB WD RE3 (WD1002FBYS) EXT4 Raid5
[^] QNAP TS-228 w. 1x 1TB WD RE3 (WD1002FBYS)
[^] QNAP TS-128
Mobile NAS TBS-453DX w. 2x Crucial MX500 500gb EXT4 raid1

Network
Asus AC68U Router|100dl/50ul MBPS FTTH Internet | Windows 10, WC PC-Intel i7 920 Ivy bridge desktop (1x 512gb Samsung 850 Pro SSD + 1x 4tb HGST Ultrastar 7K4000)


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[Review] Moogle's QNAP experience
[Review] Moogle's TS-877 review

https://www.patreon.com/mooglestiltzkin

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by Henri1216 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:36 pm

I think I will give that book a try.

So just to be clear.
100% storage pool
100% volume
And then make several shares under this ?

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Re: New user, how to set up my nas

Post by dolbyman » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:06 pm

yes to the questions

not sure about the book..some first time poster did refer to it the other day..was about to flag it as spam..but it was on topic
.so I left it alone

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