Re: Advice on hardware server to use for small a dedicated data center
D. R. Evans wrote:
> Dan Ritter wrote on 6/26/20 1:41 PM:
> > echo test wrote:
> >> Note: I will need some RAID solution hard or soft.
> > We are firmly of the opinion that mdadm or ZFS are the best
> > solutions here.
> Actually I'd go further and differentiate the two by suggesting that if you
> use ECC memory (which you definitely should for a business server) then ZFS is
> the way to go. If for some reason you can't use ECC memory, then mdadm is
> arguably the thing to use (although there is certainly a valid position that
> says that ZFS is /still/ the right one). At least, that's the way I have my
> systems configured.
You're perpetuating a myth here. ZFS does not require ECC, and
there is no additional danger in running ZFS without ECC.
Rather, once ZFS is protecting your data, the next most likely
source of corruption is memory errors, so if you're concerned
about that, you should get ECC.