[mythtv-users] Software RAID

Mike Poublon poublon at geeksoft.dyndns.org
Fri Mar 9 02:32:47 UTC 2007

Andrew Close wrote:
> On 3/8/07, MacNean Tyrrell <dardack at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3/8/07, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> 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'll go to the site when i get home later.  So i can theoretically run this
>> on a thumb drive? with the RAID array serving as just a storage over the
>> network in my house? and mythtv can store to this?  And theoretically
>> anything else? (ie can windows write/read to it also?)  And with HD
>> recordings, how fast would it need, GiG?
> as mentioned earlier you could do this with Linux as well.  so you
> could theoretically put together a linux distro that runs from cd and
> not even need the os on a hard drive.  i'm not sure if FreeBSD gives
> you the ability to do live cd's, but i would imagine that they will in
> the near future if you can't already...
Another solution is openfiler (http://www.openfiler.com/). It's based on 
RedHat/Fedora I believe. Not a Live-CD but supports iSCSI, Samba, NFS, 
etc. The nice thing here is that it comes with a fairly useful web gui 
that does just about everything for you.

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