Suggestion for Non Redundant Install


Active Member
Apr 27, 2019
I'm about to install proxmox on my Partaker B18 (think Chinese NUC) and I'm a little limited on storage so looking for some feedback on how to best take advantage. I have 1 250Gb nVME m.2 and 1 650Gb platter installed.

My thoughts are to do the following
m.2 will be / and all VMs with zfs (single drive RAID0 since that's all I can find on the installer)
platter drive will host swap partition, backups, ISO images, and some VMs that I don't care if they are slower and also ZFS

Is this the best usage of my available storage? This is a single node and I have no plans on clustering.
Is this the best usage of my available storage?

Yes, but I really have to say that a non-redundant setup will kick you in the butt at one point in time. Imagine the SSD fails, you will lose not only the data, but a working system. You need to order a new disk, wait for it, reinstall restore backups and are up and running in a few days. In a redundant setup, you would only order the disk and replace it while your whole system is still up and running.
I'm fine with the risk as this really is nothing more than a toy for me.


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