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

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 18:50:05 UTC 2007

On 3/8/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> 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.

yep, it's just a specialized distro.  could easily be done with linux as well...
cool solution none the less.

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