[TriLUG] Any NAS recommendations: Linux & Windows in harmony
gford at idiom.com
Sat Jul 17 13:37:22 EDT 2004
Jason Tower wrote:
>i use NAS all the time, with all kinds of clients. however, i don't buy
>pre-made NAS devices, i just roll my own using a PC, large hard drives,
>and linux. inexpensive, fully serviceable, fast, powerful, flexible,
>and (relatively) easy to administer.
>for example, one of my clients has a linux server essentially operating
>as a NAS device. it uses samba, netatalk, and nfs to let PCs, macs,
>and linux hosts all access and share the same files and directories.
>three client OSes, three protocols, one server.
>logically grouping seperate NAS devices is probably gonna be a little
>tricky without some kind of global file system, i'm not going to touch
>that here. however using LVM you can add disks to an existing linux
>NAS device to quickly and easily to increase your capacity. just make
>sure you use LVM on top of RAID (either hardware or software) unless
>you're feeling mighty lucky.
>if you're interested, i'll be happy to build you something :-)
>On Saturday 17 July 2004 13:02, Glen Ford wrote:
>>Anyone on the list have any practical experiences with using NAS with
>>Linux and Widows clients?
>>I have been reading vendor write-ups and am now looking for someone
>>real life experiences with buying/installing/administering.... NAS
>>for a Linux/Windoz environment.
>>Also is there a way to logically group NAS units? Say I have 3 units
>>@ 1TB each; Can I logically group these to create a mount point that
I like your idea of buiding my own. I will need to do the math to
see if it is worth my time(client's) to do so. I will use something like
as guide to pricing out h/w
Ease of management/security is also consideration. The commerial NAS's
often speak of a web interface. Again cost diff betwen buying and building.
will continue to read/learn about NAS.
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