I need a free fileserver solution mixed Mac/Win environment for the small print shop I work at. We are having problems with using SMB on OS-X (file w/o extensions are getting lost and weird SMB lag with 10.6).
We are currently running the Fileserver with Windows 2000 Server on a PowerEdge 850.
Being a print shop, the art department is run on OS-X. The rest of the shop is running WinXP (2-3 macs, 5 win) and 5 servers (2k3 and 2k8). We don't have an Active Directory or LDAP. It mainly stores fonts, logos, software ISOs, Acronis cold images, and job archives.
• FreeNAS 8 seems to offer a lot out of the box that would help our shop:
Time machine support AFP for the macs Easy for others to use if I am out on Vaca or sick ZFS snapshots would be cool, but not necessary
• Ubuntu server can be configured for all but ZFS. However, i'm not extremely comfortable with bash.
• Openfiler seems to be rock solid. However, the lack of AFP means that i'm back to the same issues with Server2000.
Any ideas? I would love to run FreeNAS, but I'm not sure if this is unwise. I could make an openfiler VM on my ESXI and backup FreeNAS to that, in case of a software issue.