The last few days I’ve been really busy upgrading the Server to 10.12.6. Spent a few hours backing everything up as i wanted to put all the drives into a RAID0. You’re probably wondering why i used RAID0 and not RAID1 with redundancy this is because i wanted all the storage and not half of the storage I’m currently building a off site backup server which will be in a RAID and with redundancy but due to the fact if i used RAID1 in macOS with redundancy i would need to to buy more Drive in order to have more than 3TB space in RAID1. The Backup Server will have more Storage than the main Server only because all 8 Drives in the Backup Server will be in a RAID with redundancy in macOS Server i will do a build write up too. I had to use a few 1TB Drives to back everything up as the data on the Server isn’t just mine but Family & Friends data which they access through the VPN (Virtual Private Network) such as Documents, Movies, Music, Pictures etc. I have to have a think and decide wether to leave the Backup Server on 24/7 if this is the case ill end up moving everything into a server rack along with the pfSense machine which is a plan in the near future as I’m wanted to get my own office for my business. Apple has brought back RAID Assistant in 10.12 which is nice makes things nice and easy. At the time of doing all this it gave me a chance to move somethings around in the cupboard as i installed a UPS to keep both the Server & pfSense routers uptime up as where i live we have a lot of Power Cuts so i installed a
APC BK650EI 400 Watt which keeps the machines up time for 30 minutes which is plenty of time to get everything turned off. Ive set pfSense to send me text which tells me how much battery is left and also tells me when the electric goes off. When the battery gets low it shuts down both machines which is handy.
Enough of my rambling heres some Screenshots of the work I’ve been doing.