Thank you for the good suggestions, Brian, Attila and Paul!
The article “disk failure rates in the real word from CMU” seems interesting. I will check it out. I read about FreeNAS and OpenFiler. I really like FreeNAS, never tried OpenFiler… :) I will play around with OpenFiler sometime soon.
We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
It seems that Netgear is popular for small to medium size businesses. How about Permission control? Does it have good features?
ZFS looks good for backups. I’ve wanted to try it for a long time but we don’t have any Solaris boxes. I know it now runs on some other OSes. I will try it when I get an extra server. :)
Paul, ZFS looks good for backups. I’ve wanted to try it for a long time but we don’t have any Solaris boxes. I know it now runs on some other OSes. I will try it when I get an extra server. :)
Samba with Linux/FreeBSD system and build your own linux NAS is low cost and easy. Best of Breed for corporate is Windows 2003 or Windows 2008. Enterprise versions are best if you are a service provider. It manages DNS, WEB (IIS), MAIL(exchange), SQL(i use MySQL pc) and allows easy to use Windows.
I am a more FreeBSD admin 1st and then 2nd, Windows 2003R2 Enterprise Edition fan than any other system. HP, Seagate, IOmega, Netgear, even WD has great NAS systems, so easy and super fast in a Gig LAN. But I use DELL systems and Microsoft 2008 servers nowadays, as my all around choice for first and upgraded servers. I believe in easy of use to the owner.
how about FreeNAS?