Just thought I share a little project I did.
I have an old 2009 MacMini and installed 2 x 1TB Hard Drives. I also bought 2 x 8GB USB-Stcks and started to install Antergos Basic on one USB stick.
I installed Sabnzbd, Sonarr, Plex and Couchpotato.
Plex is set to transcode in Ram,. Antergos has tmpfs set to run the /tmp folder and that is what I used to transcode. Otherwise the USB stick would die an early death.
The File system is BTRFS which in my oppinion is just superior and uncompicated than LVM.
I created a folder under /root, called scripts and created a mounting script for my BTRFS (2 x 1TB) HDDs as raid 0 (This are just movies and TV shows).
Now I cloned the USB stick holding Antergos-Server and if it ever dies or even would (what I don’t believe is going to happen) get broken by an update, I just put the clone in (after I cloned this then) and I have almost no down time.
With LVM I would have tp go through a whole procexx to import and none release lvm-group. BTRFs writes the RAID0 infromation into the file-system and it picks up just fine, no hazzle whatsoever.
Antergos and BTRFS an unbetable team!
To compare, I have a bigger home server with more drives and different raid-settings running on Centos 7 which is also doing a good job, but Antergos is a hazzle free and quick installation. Also, I like to think it is faster and more snappier
Don’t forget to install denyhosts to keep bots out of your private stuff, just in case.
Copying, moving and everything file related I use MidNight Commander.
Bytheway: You don’t need BootCamp or waste space with OSX, 2009 macmini is UEFI capable and I installed Antergos as UEFI boot.