[CentOS] settings up cheap a NAS / SAN server, is it possible?
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Sun Jun 29 07:18:27 UTC 2008
Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> 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 :)
you might look at openfiler, too. same idea as opennas, only its linux
based. web management interface, supports NFS and CIFS/SMB sharing, etc
IMHO, a storage server really /should/ have ECC memory to minimize the
potential for data corruption by random memory errors. this, however,
requires a server chipset, as 99% of desktop stuff doesn't support ECC
you are, btw, way overspecing the cpu. a storage server would be fine
with a much slower processor than any of those.
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