[kwlug-disc] NAS server

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Mon Sep 27 10:45:41 EDT 2010

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 07:48:41PM -0400, Andrew Dekker wrote:
> I have an IBM netfinity 5000 server that I just picked up. It has 6 scsi
> drives hooked up to a hardware raid controller!
> Now what I'd like to do is set up the box as a backup pc for my most
> important files (taxes, business stuff, etc.)

As far as I can tell you can take two approaches to this: you can keep
your main share on the OpenFiler and do some backups via snapshotting,
or you can just use OpenFiler to do backups. 

In either case you will want to set up one or more shares that can be
mounted on your computers. What OSes are you trying to support?

> What I dont know, well, is most everything else.
> What I'm looking for is some direction: whether it be some online courses I
> can take, some specific books to read, someone that can mentor me in the
> server side of things.

I don't have particular books or courses to recommend. I can answer
some questions off-list if you want, or you can ask on-list. 

It might help to narrow down what parts of "everything else" you want
to tackle first.

- Paul


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