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    Looking into a budget NAS solution to store music and video on, would it be possible to use openfiler to create an iSCSI target that can be shared through a windows server so I can use windows permissions or is there a feature within Openfiler that will allow this functionality.

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    Sure is You are able to setup an ISCSI Target that can connect with ISCSI initiator on a Windows Host. Even works with Windows XP

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    Openfiler can use AD to define who can access a share but otherwise yes you can do what you've suggested and then use ntfs permissions on it when it's mounted on the server as it behaves just like physically attached storage.

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    Openfiler can use AD to define who can access a share
    So you can create a share on the Openfiler box and then assign groups from your AD?

    I'm going to download it for a play now.

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    Yes and you can also set quotas for groups, individual users too.

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    Am i missing something i've installed it and logged into the web interface and all i can do is change the password.

    I've also just noticed that the manual costs 30 euros.

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    Hi, well a good alternative is StarWind it has been working great with all my files and the best of all IT’S FREE.
    Take a look at iSCSI SAN Solution - StarWind Free - StarWind

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Am i missing something i've installed it and logged into the web interface and all i can do is change the password.

    I've also just noticed that the manual costs 30 euros.

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    The last time I asked for an excerpt / contents list from the manual (i.e see if it's actually useful) before I bought, I heard nothing back. The forums are also hilariously bad.

    The product, on the other hand, is good and reliable. We use it for the second D in our D2D2T system.

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    The manual is online as a pdf it only costs if you want it in print.

    I'm now evaluating open-e dss for my Intel SSR212MCBR based san rather than open filer as it has hardware support for this chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    The manual is online as a pdf it only costs if you want it in print.

    I'm now evaluating open-e dss for my Intel SSR212MCBR based san rather than open filer as it has hardware support for this chassis.

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    I thought that was the old version? The bloke I spoke to hinted at a fabulous new version.

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    open-e dss v6 replaces all previous versions so sorry should have pointed out it was v6 I was talking about.

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    SAN hardware

    Sorry for hijacking this thread, but can anyone recommend suitable hardware for running OpenFiler on? That's without spending a fortune.

    I'll need it for images of virtual machines, running on VMWare ESXi on other hardware.

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    and just to up set you.. NOT .. freeNAS does all this with a smaller drive foot print..
    or run it off USB memstick 1gb or 512 MB.. and keep all your drive space free.

    i like tham both .. but just remember you will never get max speed out of Free NAS or OpenFiler over you network..

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverWorked View Post
    Sorry for hijacking this thread
    So don't?

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