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darwin is a dedicated ZFS backup file server on the furneaux.ca network.


  • 1x 64-bit Quad-core AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4GHz (4 threads total)
  • Total CPU Power: Unknown
  • 4GB G.SKILL non-ECC DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz CL9 1.5V (2x2GB)
  • ASUS M4A78T-E Motherboard
  • 8x Seagate 4TB SATA3 HDDs in ZFS RAIDZ2 (24TB usable)
  • 1x Seagate 80GB SATA1 HDD
  • 1x Intel PCI Gigabit Ethernet controller
  • 1x SeaSonic G-Series 450W PSU
  • Idle power draw: 160W

  • Age: 4 years
  • Estimated decommission date: 2026


  • Debian Jessie 64-bit
  • 4.9.11-furneaux-debian kernel
  • Record Uptime: 2 days



  • March 2016: darwin enters service.
  • August 2016: darwin is reinstalled with Ubuntu 16.04.1.
  • September 2016: darwin is reinstalled with Debian Jessie due to instabilities with Ubuntu 16.04 and ZFS.
  • November 2016: The Sparkle Power supply was replaced with a SeaSonic.

See Also

darwin HDDs: List of drives in darwin and their locations.