[Chugalug] NAS

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Sat Nov 30 02:10:28 UTC 2013


There is also http://www.openmediavault.org/ and http://www.openfiler.com/



On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 3:47 PM, William Roush
<william.roush at roushtech.net>wrote:

>  For other options that aren't FreeNAS:
>
> NexentaStor will get you 18TB free and is one of the higher performing ZFS
> appliances.
>
> napp-it runs on various ZFS systems (omniOS recommended core though).
> However the UI gives me ulcers.
>
> There is always ZFS on Linux, though if I was going through that effort
> I'd just run with one of the Illumos systems (fork of the OpenSolaris line).
>
> I'll probably be going FreeNAS on my homelab, though I'll just be serving
> NFS/iSCSI mounts to ESXi boxes, so the plugins are useless to me.
>
> NexentaStor: http://nexentastor.org/
> Napp-IT: http://www.napp-it.org/index_en.html
> Illumos: http://wiki.illumos.org/display/illumos/illumos+Home
>
> It really depends on what you need, outright speed? OpenSolaris
> derivatives win hands-down, then FreeBSD, then Linux. Stability generally
> goes in that order too due to exposure. Run a lot of Linux stacks and want
> to keep a homogeneous environment? ZFS on Linux it is.
>
> William Roushwilliam.roush at roushtech.net
> http://www.roushtech.net/blog/
>
>  On 11/29/2013 10:38 AM, Know Juan wrote:
>
> So I'm looking at trying to build a NAS.  It looks like FreeNAS is the
> best bet - especially with the Plexmedia plugin - but have any of you had
> better luck with anything else?
>
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