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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Washfordmonkey, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys

    Looking for a NAS Solution which everyone in the office can connect to, but to make my job that much easier that has backup software which is automated??

    any ideas?

    have around 150 for a smallish nas solution..
     
  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    FreeNAS and some bash scripts would sort you out software wise spend the rest on disks.
     
  3. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    freenas im guessing is a linux based o/s??
     
  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    bsd, but close enough (its a *inux). However i believe that all the real work is done via a web based gui and you never have to touch any thing CLI if you don't want to. Bindi had it at one point as have several others, i've not, however i'm lead to believe its quite good and powerful

    more info: http://www.freenas.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=37


    Either that or scan have a fairly extensive selection of NAS products but tbh i couldn't recomend them since i've never used one. However my gut is you'll get more control running a proper OS even as striped down as FreeNas.
     
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  5. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    hmmm i dont think that would be much use really.. it means another computer ive got to manage to a degree.. the idea of the nas was so that i wouldnt have to manage a redundant pc i already have in my office for doing the network backups.
     
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    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    hmmmm, other way round would be to have the pc's that are connected to it to automatically backup to the NAS rather than the NAS instigating the backup perhaps??
     
  7. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    well the reason i say about the nas backing up.. is i know a lot of the freecom software comes with backup software...

    Any ideas what i can use that will automatically backup machines?
     
  8. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I have a little experience of freeNAS, it was easy to set up, can do loads via the web interface and can do software based RAID (useful if you don't want to buy a hardware controller, and it's not like you will need the processing power elsewhere).

    It can also be installed on a flash drive/memory card, helpful if you are short on physical space.
     
  9. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    :( damn i just bought a hardware raid setup :( dammit.. lol..

    the only thing with having freenas is that it means i have to have another machine in the office to maintain to a degree...
     
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    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    It can just sit in a back room somewhere and be maintained completely from the web interface
     
  11. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    hmmm might give it a go... just out of interest how is raid software stored??

    say it all went **** up... would i be able to put one hdd in another pc and have access to this data immediately??
     
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    Yes if you did RAID 1 (mirror) but no for RAID 0,5,10 as this stores data across multiple drives. If you got a decent card, it should allow you setup the RAID in BIOS or via a web manager.
     
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