[kwlug-disc] Linux friendly "shared" storage option

Tudor Holton tudor at tudorholton.com
Tue Feb 7 09:20:38 EST 2012


Bah.  Sorry.

Symform came to me when they began to support QNAP devices.  QNAP's 
compiling OS is Linux and all the supporting packages are Linux-based, 
albeit with a different packaging format "qpkg".

So technically they don't "support" Linux, because it only runs on their 
version of Linux and doesn't yet come in a neat debian/redhat/etc 
package or work on x64.

However, to me it seemed trivial to get the source package or open their 
qpkg and use the binary.

Of course, your mileage may vary.   Maybe talk the the guys at symform.  
They're very friendly!

Cheers,
Tudor.

On 12-02-07 07:12 AM, Raul Suarez wrote:
> FAQ specifies that this Solution doesn't support Linux
>
> Colin K <colin at void11.com> wrote:
>
> Ah thank you very much it was on my to google list if you hadn't sent 
> this off.
>
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 12:03 AM, Tudor Holton <tudor at tudorholton.com 
> <mailto:tudor at tudorholton.com>> wrote:
>
>     Colin asked me to forward this link.
>
>     http://www.symform.com/
>
>     Basically the service works by trading your disk space with
>     others.  So you get byte-for-byte "unlimited" storage distributed
>     across multiple machines for a small administrative fee.
>
>     I haven't personally used it but, short of setting up another NAS
>     with rsync at another location, it looks like a pretty good idea.
>
>     Cheers,
>     Tudor.
>
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