[mythtv-users] Software RAID (was: Where are those new 1TB drives?)

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Mar 8 18:39:26 UTC 2007

On Mar 8, 2007, at 11:18 AM, Andrew Close wrote:

>> <snip>
>> I know i just sent an email about Raid, but what is a FreeNAS server?
> FreeNAS is a FreeBSD distribution that is supposed to similar to a
> plug and play NAS solution in the fashion that KnoppMyth is a plug and
> play MythTV solution.
> http://www.freenas.org/
> FreeNAS is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting:
> CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local
> user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB
> configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 32MB once installed
> on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key.
> The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts and
> documentation are based on M0n0wall.

I looked into that. It's interesting but it doesn't do anything that  
any Linux machine could not do at least as well.

OTOH hand if you want a small low-power server running 24/7 and don't  
want to keep a full-blown machine up for occasional server duty it  
might be a good solution.

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