Hardware for NAS/NFS?
kraduk at gmail.com
Wed May 28 15:10:51 UTC 2014
do you actually need a NAS?
How about btsync or some cloud provider?
Stick a 3tb drive in each pc and let btsync do your mirroring.
On 28 May 2014 11:19, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 May 2014 04:03:46 +0000 (UTC), Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > Thanks to various people on this list for suggestions.
> > I'm looking for something that does not require a full computer,
> > like the Seagate Central, which is an external NAS hard drive:
> > 2, 3 or 4 TB, NTFS-formatted, USB 2.0 port, connects to wireless
> > router by Ethernet.
> Comparable to the Buffalo LinkStation I had (even though it could
> only hold one disk, ext2 formatted). It's very low power and boots
> from a combination of ROM and disk partition, whereas the rest of
> the disk is for data storage. Access to data could happen via FTP,
> CIFS and NFS, if I remember correctly.
> Oh, I found a datasheet:
> Maybe something like this, in "more modern", would fit your needs?
> As far as I know, those things can be flashed to run Linux with
> server functionality (mail server or DNS or web server), or even
> run OpenBSD.
> > NTFS is not the easiest file system to deal with from BSD or Linux,
> > but it might not matter over Internet protocols.
> But it will matter in case of data recovery. :-)
> > Now I wish my wireless router had a USB port, don't know if there
> > is any workable way to connect a USB drive to Ethernet through
> > adapters.
> Using a device as described and wiring it to the router would be
> possible. Without further examination, how about those?
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