[Novalug] OpenFiler distro
kkauffman at headfog.com
Thu Apr 23 10:04:54 EDT 2009
You're talking about a NAS (network attached storage) unit. I have not used
OpenFiler, but I currently use FreeNAS which I like. I installed as
"embedded" and wished I had started out with "full system" instead.
Embedded partitioning really limits your space in the event you feel like
adding packages to the FreeBSD base system.
My configuration is a 250GB for primary OS as well as non-redundant storage,
the core storage is based off of 1TBx4 WD green drives in a RAID-5. So far
so go. The green drives take a second to spin up if the NAS has been idle
for a period, but otherwise, seems to work well.
You may want to also consider updating to gigabit internal network if you
are not already. While the gigabit gives you no real advantage for network
traffic (WAN limitation), communication between devices in your home will be
improved. This is important when moving large files from a desktop to the
NAS and vice versa.
I leverage the following services on FreeNAS: NFS, CIFS/SAMBA, iTunes
(DAAP) Server, UPnP (DLNA), LIGHTHTTP (web server), SSH
The iTunes Server software is Firefly.
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 01:02, Jon LaBadie <novalugml at jgcomp.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking of converting an old system into
> a file and ??? server. Will have to add some
> disks and a SATA controller.
> Any thoughts on a good SATA controller?
> For the OS, I just read an article in Linux Journal
> magazine that was pretty positive about a linux
> distro, "OpenFiler", intended for file servers.
> Anyone used OpenFiler and have any positives or
> negatives about their experience?
> Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
> JG Computing
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