[CentOS] OT: Replacing Venerable NAS

Thu Nov 19 09:36:44 UTC 2015
Oscar Osta Pueyo <oostap.listas at gmail.com>


On 19 November 2015 at 05:30, Devin Reade <gdr at gno.org> wrote:

> --On Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:31:36 AM -0500 Tim Evans <
> tkevans at tkevans.com> wrote:
> Would like to hear recommendations here.  Besides the ReadyNAS, I have
>> worked with a Thecus NAS (don't recall model). What are the features I
>> should look at?
> For reasons that others have already touched on, I like FreeNAS, as
> long as you're using the base system.  I have one that is running jails
> so that I can run some custom software on the same box, and I think
> when possible I'd prefer to keep such software off on another machine.
> (In this case though, it's a situation of keeping the program as
> close as possible to the data to minimize network traffic.)
> I have one FreeNAS running on an HP Microserver Gen 8 (four bays,
> RAID-Z2 double redundancy, which means two disks worth of usable
> space).  The OS is on an internal memory stick, the spinning drives
> are all data drives.  It's a nice solid piece of hardware and suitable
> for home & small office.
> I also have FreeNAS running in a larger system which is based on an
> Intel DBS1200V3RPS motherboard, a Xeon processor, lots of ECC memory,
> and 36TB of disk.  (6 SATA connectors on board, and 6TB drives were
> the largest available at the time; it will get expanded soon via an
> add-on RAID card running in JBOD mode.)  It's a solid system.
> FreeNAS will do almost anything you'd expect of a storage device.
> I'd suggest downloading it and trying it on a spare piece of (64bit)
> hardware, but unless it's using ECC memory don't trust your production
> data with it.  I've exercised the disk replacement process once and
> it went flawlessly.  ('Twas far too early, but it was probably a
> manufacturing flaw given the early failure.)
> If you're planning on doing data encryption or data duplication, make
> sure you read into specific hardware requirements for that before you
> go and buy stuff.
> And given which mailing list we're on, I'll add in that CentOS 5, 6,
> and 7 NFS clients talk to it just fine.  (And OS-X clients as well,
> with both NFS and AFP. I don't have windows clients, but they shouldn't
> be an issue.)
> Devin
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A little computer with two disk on RAID1 and http://www.nethserver.org/ is
based in CentOS.

Best regards,

Oscar Osta Pueyo
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