[K12OSN] OT - Creating Network Attached Storage

Quentin Hartman qhartman at lane.k12.or.us
Tue May 9 20:28:18 UTC 2006

Mark Cockrell wrote:
> Hello all,
>     Recently a colleague asked me if I knew of any turn-key,open-source
> NAS systems out there.  The first thing I thought of was a cheap,
> white-box PC with a handful of drives, a network card and Damn Small
> Linux configured for Samba, NFS, FTP, etc.  I thought, however, that I
> would appeal to the collective wisdom of the list to see if anyone knows
> of (or has the know-how to create) a simple, graphical NAS solution.
> Any thoughts?

This forum thread collects a number of options:


If they only need NAS functionality and maybe a dhcp server, the Infrant
ReadyNAS products are quite good, though a little costly. May be worth it
if they are in fact looking for something turn-key. The biggest selling
points they have for me are rsync support and the ability to "grow" raid
arrays without destroying data. Pretty compelling stuff.


Quentin Hartman
Technology Coordinator
South Lane School District
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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