Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 10 of 10
I am trying to get a storage server up and going and need some advice on what to try, I tried one a while ago and did not like it ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4

    looking for a storage server software


    I am trying to get a storage server up and going and need some advice on what to try, I tried one a while ago and did not like it as it changed the file system on the driver to some other standard

    Looking to be able to
    Have a webGUI
    Ability to attach fire wire and USB drives
    ATA and SATA
    To be able to have a set folders available to all computers
    Movies
    Applications
    Games
    Pictures
    Music


    Do anyone have a few ideas?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Chandigarh, India
    Posts
    24,729
    Hi and Welcome !

    tried one a while ago and did not like it as it changed the file system on the driver to some other standard
    Which distro did you try? It looks odd. FileSystem doesn't change automagically.

    Check this Poll on Fav Distro for Server.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4
    The thing is i have 5 500G driver using NTFS and they are all 80 to 90% full

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,077

  6. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    48
    FreeNAS is a good choice. I have not played with it, but from what I have read it has some nice features.

    My personal suggestion would be the distro of your choosing (I like Debian) with Samba. You can setup a web interface for Samba and manager your shares. The only thing I am unsure about is NTFS support. I know Linux can read from NTFS partitions, but I have not researched writing to NTFS.

  7. #6
    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,077
    Quote Originally Posted by cburwell View Post
    I know Linux can read from NTFS partitions, but I have not researched writing to NTFS.
    NTFS-3G: Stable Read/Write NTFS Driver
    Its stable and works very nicely

  8. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4
    what is the diffrence between debian and samba they both look like a os, to you apply one over the other?

  9. #8
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Utah USA
    Posts
    8
    SAMBA runs on the OS .. both ubuntu OS and debian OS have good all round capabilities with SAMBA and easy install and hardware detection. have a look at http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_etc...tdbsam_backend

    to see if its too tricky. also, SME server 7.2 is a very user friendly easy setup, but no games theres a tutorial for this too on the howtoforge.org site.

  10. #9
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4
    yea all i am looking to do is have a NAS or a server for all my USB/SATA/Estat Drives

    My computer is pritty powerfull that i have as well

    So install debian
    then SAMBA
    then NTFS-3G

    Sound about right?

  11. #10
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    CT --> PA
    Posts
    170
    yes, you can run the net-install version of Debian, and as long as you select the "file server" section of the premade packages, it will automatically install SAMBA.
    Chicks dig giant mechanized war machines

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •