I have been using OpenIndiana / Illumos as the OS for my self build NAS.
There is nothing much to it:
- Created ZFS on the FiberChannel devices
- Setup the local network
- Enabled NFS
I aslo wrote a few Bash scripts that are cronned minutly to write-down
zfs get all to the shared Filesystem so that I can monitor things like disk usage, compression ratio, and dedup ratio on the client side.
I don't need any other features.
How will FreeNAS compare to OpenSolaris in terms of speed, driver availability, and robustness?