as the subj. says any one think installing OS13.x as working server for home lab is risky?
I am building out a File/VM server for home.
the main use will be:
File server for my media collection using SAMBA/NFS
and a dataStore based on 2x3T drives with BTRFS in RAID-1 config but moving to RAID-6 when have 4+ drives, will expand as needed.
a VM server using Xen for hosting couple of VMs for running transmission + sick beard + coach potato + subznb
a disposable VM for Internet surfing
and pfSence to replace my router.
will probably add DC/AD functionality with DNS and DHCP as well. I think Xen Dom0 should function as DHCP server since it is the first to start on boot up. and DNS also.
I have been having some issue with OS12.3 as it does not seam to play well with BTRFS and some of the servers I tried to setup on it for Xen GUI support. I do not like CLI hence my choice of OpenSuse for base server as I think it has the best GUI functionality over all especially Yast for configuration.
this is the first distro, I came upon that would allow me total setup using GUI for everything I want to do.
I mean I still think that some informational stuff is still better in CLI but nevertheless very nice look and feel.
from what I have been reading over this forum and other places version 13.1 have lots of improvement that include better BTRFS support and other basic upgrades. I am thinking to just trying out but time is an essence as I do not have lot’s of time to play around. so can anyone tell me if 13.x is stable enough to try to build a working server on it?
I mean there is always bugs and stuff but if they are present in 13.x they probably also in 12.3.