New Proxmox Server Storage configuration advise


New Member
Jun 16, 2023
Hi Foks,

I know this is a common asked question but yet I am trying to see what would be the best option for my config.

I just got a computer and have enough CPU and Ram to run a decent home lab.

The storage available is as follow:
  • One SSD 480 GB where I will install the OS
  • Two 2TB SSD for VM, LXC volumes
I will be running VM's and LXC not production. I Develop software and data persistence is not critical for me. I will have databases for testing which I may backup to restore every time I provision those databases. Filesystems would be dedicated to the containers and vms and for the execution code, some file processing, maybe I will have localstack to have AWS like env or else if I find something better. Maybe I will setup a Kubernetes cluster and big enough to host services and application microservices

I basically want to develop on my laptop, have my code on remote git repos (Github or another) and maybe have a ci/cd tool locally installed probably jenkins but mainly experimentation.

Why do I give all this context. Well because I don't think I need RAID solution so I can use the most of the Storage space for VM's if I have more money in the future I may add more ssd's and build a raid but for the moment I would like to know what would be the best option for:

  • The OS SSD (I may add a second one in the future and mirror it)
    • ext4 (default install option)
    • xfs
    • zfs (if I decide to mirror)
    • lvm-thin?
  • For the data storage
    • lvm-thin
    • zfs
    • btrfs?
Should I consider raid for the future?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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