[SATLUG] NAS HD recommendation
bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Wed May 22 20:53:31 CDT 2013
--- On Wed, 5/22/13, Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org> wrote:
> From: Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] NAS HD recommendation
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Myself, I have a Drobo at home, and although it hasn't
> failed on me (yet), I have had a couple of failed disks, and
> I know something about the kind of shitty tricks they're
> doing under the covers to lie to the operating system about
> what is actually on the filesystem. IMO, that's a
> disaster waiting to happen.
> So, I will be real interested to hear about your experience
> with FreeNAS and ZFS.
I run ZFS at work and on one of my "junk servers", but have never really used FreeNAS other than a quick setup to test my NFS issues I was having a while back. I'll install it and test it out to see how it goes. I'll probably do it in VirtualBox as a testbed and see if I can corrupt a virtual disk to see how data recovery goes before my drives get here.
More information about the SATLUG