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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 12:53:07 UTC 2008

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> > 
> You're quite right with what you say. I have a 2U chassis already, with 
> a Gigabyte motherboard + 2GB RAM + Core 2 Duo E7650. I also have a few 
> 160GB SATA HDD's laying around, but they're too small. So, I'll be 
> option to put 6 (if I can get the HDD cages fitted into the chassis) 1TB 
> HDD's into it instead, which with RAID 10 will give me 3TB space.
> Thus, I don't want to spend more money to buy new equipment if I have 
> this already.
> Using CentOS is preferred since I know it the best. I haven't used 
> FreeBSD since v4.7 ( I think I had a look @ 4.9 & 5.4 as well), and I 
> don't know Solaris.
> I think my action plan now will be to figure out how to install CentOS 
> on a USB memory stick and make it boot on any machine (making it easy to 
> replace if need be), and then to play around with the RAID a bit and see 
> how well it works.

Or you could just install on small /boot (separate) and / (can be in 
LVM) partitions on the HD's this time around and work out the details of 
the USB boot when Centos 6 is available.  Maybe there will be cheap 32Gb 
devices by then.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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