[kwlug-disc] NAS in 2013

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Nov 12 00:54:25 EST 2013

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 12:34 AM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> I may be interested in putting together a NAS box, and I am not sure
> what is good these days.  FreeNAS? OpenFiler? Something else?
> The use case is to set up a backup server -- other servers will send
> their backups to this machine. For that reason I do not really want
> the redundancy of ZFS or btrfs. I think I want a bunch of drives
> (maybe even the hated WD Green drives, which we currently possess)
> that act as a bunch of disks, shared via NFS, SAMBA and iSCSI
> block devices. It is this last feature that makes me think of using
> one of these NAS distributions as opposed to a simple Debian box.
> Suggestions? Corrections? Horror stories?

Are the clients to this backup server UNIX-ish only, or a mix of UNIX-ish
and Windows and OS/X?

Will this box be mainly write only (to save the backup to), or will it be
serving the backup stuff to same or other machines?
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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