How should I setup my storage?

Jeffrey Roberts

New Member
Jan 11, 2019
Hey guys,

I have 2x 8TB drives that I would like to use for misc storage across various VMs, for example, I want to store my code that I write in one VM, there under a directory called /code, and I want to store mysql backups from another VM in a directory called /db/mysql/backups, both of which are running from other disks...

At first I thought I could just run a VM, attach a big chunk to it as a disk, then run NFS back and forth between the VMs, but that seems a little inefficient to me, using one file to store many just seems like there would be overhead, but I don't know that for sure...

Then I thought I could run FreeNAS and passthrough the disks to it, which sounds more appealing except it takes up a decent chunk of RAM to run, 16GB, that seems like a lot just to store some files every once in a while...

My question is, how do you guys handle your storage?

Thank you

You could always install & configure a samba server directly on Proxmox ? This is the biggest advantage for running proxmox, it debian with a custom kernel + proxmox packages!

Good luck :)

PS. This does not apply, but I run cephfs on 3 nodes with a ubuntu+samba+cephfs VM pointing at the shared storage. DS.


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