[Novalug] NAS questions
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Wed Jan 28 15:08:20 EST 2009
I'm considering adding storage via an NAS box to
my lan. It looks like 4 drive boxes can be had
for under $500 and populated with 4 large drives
the total cost would be less that $1K.
My home lan has mixed Linux, Win XP, and Solaris.
couple of queries:
What FS do you typically run on these boxes. Do
you follow the herd and use one of the Windows
formats accessing it in the unix world with samba?
Or do you use a more reasonable unix fs and serve
it to the win boxes with samba on the NAS server?
Do you typically use the boxes raid facility to
protect against hw failure? Maybe a pair of Raid 1's,
or a 1+0, or maybe even Raid 5?
Any recommendations on price, performance, features,
ease of use? I'll be on a 100Mb lan, so I expect
performance to be limited by the pipe.
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
12027 Creekbend Drive (703) 787-0884
Reston, VA 20194 (703) 787-0922 (fax)
More information about the Novalug