I have initiated this project to build two servers (primary+backup), each 100TB+ for storing lab data (mostly optical microscopy but also some genomics).
ZFS on FreeBSD as software, 45-HDD boxes from Supermicro as hardware, Basecamp as peopleware. Limoncelli as bookware.
Looking for guidance how to describe and make this system better as it seems that home-made boxes are much cheaper&faster than commercial/university-provided options while robust and low-cost maintenance solutions. About hardware, software, but also about management expectations and users
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