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NAS software.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:01 pm
by Poohstyx
Hi all,
The NAS box is getting a bit full and won't take further expansion.

So what's available for a home built software solution?

I've got a couple of machines available, and a stack of HDDs.


Re: NAS software.

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:17 pm
by trapperjohn

Give Open Media Vault a look. I use it in a few different locations.

FreeNAS is a good choice too, but I prefer to use it only on commercial LANs

Re: NAS software.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:17 pm
by Poohstyx
Found and downloaded that for a test run.
I've previously tried freenas a couple of years ago, but found it to be too unstable and complex for my needs.

Re: NAS software.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:33 pm
by RemonK
I also play with the idea to upgrade my NAS with other (better) software! It is a Zyxel NSA325V2 but i find the software too limitid and there is not many action on expanding or upgrading!
Few weeks ago is read some '10 best of' pages, but no clue on what to pick. It has to have some decent cloud support (want to go off google and use my own cloud, backup and agenda) and decent networking tools for shares, remote control, web & ftp server etc... well.. it has to have everything! :mrgreen:
And for sure it has to be easy in control WITH GUI!!

Re: NAS software.

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:10 pm
by Poohstyx
I'm at the other end of the scale.

Its main purpose is to share media and software among devices on the local network, no web functionality required.

Everything will be available to everyone, so anonymous login and no user shares required.

I would prefer to avoid processor intensive stuff so ZFS, network monitoring & most RAID functionality can be ignored.

However I would like RAID mirror and partition snapshot options for backup.

Looking at about 10TB to start with, but with archives re-loaded, more like 25TB.

Re: NAS software.

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:20 am
by Poohstyx
Further to the subject of openmediavault, there is a version for raspberry pi.
If you don't need masses of storage that could be a cheap, small, low power draw solution.