[Novalug] NAS storage based on linux?
Alex Smith (K4RNT)
shadowhunter at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 14:43:22 EST 2012
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 14:39, Andrew Beals <andrew.beals at gmail.com> wrote:
> Speaking of real Linux driving a NAS box:
> Nice little article (spelling mistake aside) explaining how he spec'd and
> set one up for himself.
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM, <covici at ccs.covici.com> wrote:
>> I am the original poster and I would like it to support hard links, so a
>> real Linux would be in order. I wonder if the Netgear supports such?
>> Mark Smith <mark at winksmith.com> wrote:
>> > indeed, but i don't think the original writer was worried about that.
>> > basically, he'd still be able to run all his favorite linux commands
>> > such as ls, df, grep, mv, cp, rm, and so on. once it's been mounted as
>> > a filesystem regardless of whether or not it's nfs or cifs it'll just
>> > be a bunch of files under a particular directory.
>> > but you make a good point, if he's afraid of CIFS or wants NFS then he
>> > should definitely make sure that any particular NAS he buys supports
>> > those features.
>> > On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 06:21:40PM +0000, jecottrell3 at comcast.net wrote:
>> > > Not Really. Many of these cheap NAS that you will find in Best Buy
>> > > don't speak NFS.
>> > >
>> > > If all it speaks is CIFS, all you will get is VFAT filesystems.
>> > >
>> > > No UIDs, GIDs, symlinks, crippled modes and 2G max file size.
>> > >
>> > > I doubt that NTFS is much better.
>> > >
>> > > JIM
>> > >
>> > > ----- Original Message -----
>> > > From: "Mark Smith" <mark at winksmith.com>
>> > > To: "Jeremy Hoel" <jthoel at gmail.com>
>> > > Cc: novalug at calypso.tux.org
>> > > Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:12:45 PM
>> > > Subject: Re: [Novalug] NAS storage based on linux?
>> > >
>> > > also, if you do buy a "strange OS" NAS remember your linux system
>> > > will almost certainly be able to use it normally as well with all your
>> > > regular well loved linux commands available once it has been mounted.
>> > > if you don't want to deal with your own lvm raid array buying a
>> > > solution
>> > > isn't all that horrible.
>> > --
>> > Mark Smith
>> > mark at winksmith.com
>> > mark at tux.org
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