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Looking for a good quality NAS box with good storage and performance.

Need to to be HA and so RAID and replication are required features.

Also is it is able to take version backup like Windows Shadow copy this would be great.


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Budget? space requirements? physical size? interfaces? protocols? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? – Chopper3 May 17 '11 at 11:03
About 20TB, rack mount, 1GB interfaces with teaming, Quoters would be good, TCPIP, Windows servers will be connecting to it to map network drives and access shares authenticated using local DB on NAS – Adam Chetnik May 17 '11 at 11:05
Ok, well that sounds more like Thecus/QNAP territory then rather than say NetApp. Take a look at – Chopper3 May 17 '11 at 11:14
Sorry- Take a look at what? – Adam Chetnik May 17 '11 at 11:17
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Perhaps FreeNAS is an option?

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Not really a Linux man. – Adam Chetnik May 17 '11 at 11:22
So you know, this is a GUI driven NAS solution - both installation and administration. It is also feature rich. If you're concerned about implementing a technology you are unfamiliar with I understand. – Paul May 17 '11 at 11:27

A PogoLinux storage array based on NexentaStor and ZFS:

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This really is a fantastic option. – Skyhawk May 17 '11 at 21:57

I would agree with Paul above - FreeNAS - I have used it at home with some old hardware/drives, RAID5 - and had great luck with it. It's very robust, with many different configurations/setups.

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Built a similar box for backups using a Norco case and freenas. Most everything storage is some form of linux with a gui. Freenas is no different. Freenas 8 has made some big upgrades. Nexenta is great too, but more expensive.

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