Any utils worth installing a GUI on a server for?

jd1008 jd1008 at
Wed Jun 24 23:47:49 UTC 2015

On 06/24/2015 05:38 PM, Quartz wrote:
> Traditionally I have always run fileservers headless, with any 
> administration being done through ssh. However, I'm currently working 
> with a system that's somewhat overpowered for its job and I'm 
> considering throwing a window manager on there just to have access to 
> more stuff. Are there any utilities out there that require or really 
> benefit from a window manager that are worth installing one for? The 
> system's main function is a sort of NAS that can have usb drives 
> plugged directly into it, so I'm only really interested in stuff that 
> would relate to that: for example disk partitioning/repair programs or 
> fancy shells for messing with samba/nfs/zfs, etc.
> (Also: forgive me in advance if this is a stupid question. I'm not 
> familiar with using freebsd in anything resembling a workstation role, 
> so I'm not sure to what extent the GUI software selection differs from 
> linux).
> _______

If the storage on the server, then a gui tool
to manage the storage (drive replacement,
raid reconfiguration, drive additions .... etc.
It could make such tasks a lot easier.

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