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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    Indeed, best to go through the manual - just in case you are planning on using software raid etc.
    If you looking into using JBOD then you will need the next beta ver and do a firmware upgrade from the console. Just finished making two freenas boxes with two 500 gig drives joined to give me just under a terabyte. All I have to do now is copy over the contents [ just under half a terabye ] of our media server. Then a quick setup with Rsync with the other box so I have a nice mirrored backup...
    Freenas is a great bit of open source kit. [ Also got a box setup with software mirroring for our images and some of our backups ]

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    Quote Originally Posted by Uraken
    far far better than phoning up some forgein idiot in india who doesnt know what your talking about and then sends an engineer with the wrong part.

    sorry mate couldn't let that go... A little out of order enough said??
    I see you don't phone the Indian helplines then....

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    I have Just bought a Terastation II with 2TB.. and I hope it works with my mixed domain...

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    @MattX,

    How does it handle AD authentication, the docs say its does support it but as with the terastation is it flakey or does the job well?

    I'll try out the latest beta and see what happens.

    Thanks for the info.

    Ash.

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    How does it handle AD authentication, the docs say its does support it but as with the terastation is it flakey or does the job well?
    Not had a problem with it handling AD authentication at all. I have 4 freenas boxes at the moment, 1 is acting as a FTP server, that is not on the domain. The imaging server [ which holds ghost images ] is. The other 2 won't be as they will be acting like a media server and I want a bit more control over the file permisions. So I have not had a problem -------- yet !!
    Good luck with your testing - I am hoping you will be pleasently surprised as to just how good freenas is.

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    @mattx: Is your domain running in mixed or native mode?

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    @mattx: Is your domain running in mixed or native mode?
    Mixed.

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    Thanks MattX,

    I give it try and see what happens, if it works out then we just do a HW raid with a simple SATA controller to make it easier on the processing side as SW raid is good but resource intensive.

    Ash.

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    SW raid is good but resource intensive.
    True, I have a freenas box setup for software raid on my FTP server. An old celeron in an old RM box. As its only for simple ftp jobs it works quite well.
    With S.M.A.R.T enabled on the disks this reduces over heads too. [ Not sure by how much though ]
    Good luck with it !!

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    SW raid is good but resource intensive.
    True, I have a freenas box setup for software raid on my FTP server. An old celeron in an old RM box. As its only for simple ftp jobs it works quite well.
    With S.M.A.R.T enabled on the disks this reduces over heads too. [ Not sure by how much though ]
    Good luck with it !!
    On the Buffalo.. is that SW RAID5 or HW ?

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    Word of advice for FreeNAS: Avoid using SiliconImage (SilXXXX) chipsets for (S)ATA controllers! They're crap!

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    On the Buffalo.. is that SW RAID5 or HW ?
    Sorry, no idea - don't use the Buffalo. I would hope for the price you are paying its hardware !!

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

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    @mattx: Is your domain running in mixed or native mode?
    Mixed.
    I don't know about freenas or the other software based NAS solutions, but the low end NAS boxes (Terastation Pro, Iomega 150d) appear to have 'issues' with native mode AD domains.

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    I don't know about freenas or the other software based NAS solutions, but the low end NAS boxes (Terastation Pro, Iomega 150d) appear to have 'issues' with native mode AD domains.
    Its odd as I have not really considered the mixed or native mode for a long time. In fact it was a long time ago in a previous job when I was part of a team looking after a 2000 domain, because we had a some NT4 DC, it had to be in mixed mode.

    I cannot remember what the advantages are in 2003 server apart from a domain re-name & Forest trusts. I don't have that problem !!

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    Re: NAS Devices - What shall I get??

    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Like JBOD? You'll love TWAIN
    "Technology Without An Important/Interesting Name".
    I thought it was "The Windows Acronym Indicating Nothing".



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