Setting Up file server (Ubuntu, Openfiler and FreeNAS)

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by stbeh, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. stbeh

    stbeh New Member

    Hi, i'm setting up a file server for my office.

    Having a PC as specification below:
    Intel i3 2100 3.1Ghz
    4GB Ram
    Asus P8P67LE Motherboard with 6 SATA by intel chipset
    ATI Graphic Card
    4 x 2TB Western Digital AV GP series
    Additional 4GB or 16GB pendrive (for OS installation)

    Working environment
    - this is a centralized file server for 8 computer (4PC, 4 MAC)
    - storing lots of huge file (photoshop file and illustrator file, might up to few Gig per file)
    - all gigabit network
    - all computer connect to the server to access the file and work on it realtime.
    - This server need to have ability to backup itself off-site (to FTP)

    Now my question come
    - what is the best OS i use for the configuration? (Ubuntu, Openfiler or FreeNAS)
    - i might consider software RAID 10 to get more read/write performance
    - i'm new to linux, considering UBUNTU server, but really no clue how to install and configure it.
    - Know how to install Ubuntu Desktop 11.04, but dunno it will suit me or not.
    - Installed FreeNAS now, performance not really satisfied.

    i need more expert advice, thanks!
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011
  2. neofire

    neofire Member

    I have been using openfiler for the last couple of weeks in my development environment and have been getting some good results from it I have been using the iSCSI functionality with it for my ESXi testing and considering putting it on some of my production environments

    But it does handle nfs/smb/cfis shares etc and it has a web interface that is easy to get around and you can configure it to replicate with another server off site there is a good tutorial on this site actually on how to do that


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