Lots of great answers. I’ll try to answer them all in one comment, to not clutter the thread.
@Stob - I’ve tried checking my other nodes logs, and besides one being on NFS and one being on ISCSI, no of them are experiencing many errors or especially high Memory usage. It could be because they are sub 1TB nodes, or it might be something else. Do you care to elaborate? Thanks!
@arrogantrabbit - RAM is exactly what about gets used. Unused memory is wasted memory, I want as much to go in cache as I can - and even with only 9 GB of RAM, windows is not utilizing the entire RAM pool as caching yet. I suspect this is just because my node is not very large. I would love to hear other operators, do you also have 80GB woth of RAM for a 30 node?
I completely agree on the point on designing the host so most possible filesystem operations can be cached.
@vladro - good Idea, but my Synology does not support VVM. I can install some harddrives in my VMware boxes no problem, but each VMhost will as of right now be limited to a single HDD, greatly limiting capacities.
@Toyoo - I am leaning more and more towards just taking some of the older FC gear from work and using that. I don’t want to if I don’t have to. My largest node is only around 7TB, so I am still very much a small fish.
You would probably break some T&C items as well, but…
I cannot find anything in the T&C about this. Why would I break T&C by using a different storage backend? I’ve tried reading through them all. @Alexey I’ll allow myself to ping you on this matter. Additionally, T&Cs point 5.3 states that “[node operator cannot] Operate more than one (1) Storage Node behind the same IP address”. As I understand from the forums, this is the suggested way of extending beyond a single HDD - how is this a rule?
BTW, with regards to Windows, make sure you’ve got the right license for setting up the node.
What do you mean by this? I am running my nodes on Win10 Pro, but running on home is supported
@Vadim - I agree. I am running my VMs on VMHost local NVMe storage, which houses all my Windows machines C:\ drives. This thread is not about the DBs