Large shared SMB folder

Jota V.

Well-Known Member
Jan 29, 2018
We have a three node cluster. Each node has four 2 TB disks and created a ZFS Raid 10 making a usable 3.63 TB Pool on each node.

We need format and install FreeNAS on our actual samba server. We need a shared folder with about 4 TB free space.

How can i make a shared SMB folder with this scenario??

We have been thinking upgrade last glusterfs on node based on their stable repo, create a pool under /rpool named gluster{1,2,3} on each physical node and share this folder by SMB. Migrate all data to this folder, reinstall samba server with FreeNAS and delete pool and gluster folder.

Any other options?
Which part is connected to Proxmox? For an SMB share, best use a VM as NAS server.
It's no longer necessary. We created three Ubuntu VMs and shared a glusterfs volume with samba (on other vm, four in total and out from the cluster for performance). Moved all data to this shared glusterfs volume, formated NAS with FreeNAS and moved again from glusterfs to NAS.



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