[CentOS] settings up cheap a NAS / SAN server, is it possible?

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Sun Jun 29 07:08:15 UTC 2008


Hi all

I want to look at setting up a simple / cheap SAN / NAS server using 
normal PIV motherboard, 2GB (or even more) RAM, Core 2 Duo CPU (probably 
a Intel 6700 / 6750 / 6800) & some SATA HDD's (4 or 6x 320GB - 750GB). 
My budget is limited, so I can't afford a pre-built NAS device.

Can this be done with CentOS? I've been looking FreeNAS (which is built 
on FreeBSD), and it look like a great project, but since the hardware 
support in FreeBSD is limit, I'd rather use Linux for it.

Has anyone done this? If so, please share a bit in your experiences :)

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Rudi Ahlers
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