I'm setting up a new FreeNAS server this weekend with pretty good success, but I am stuck on one last issue.
Right now I have 2x 1.5 TB drives that I want mirrored (I was planning Software RAID 1) for a total of 1.5 TB usable space.
I need to be able to access the data from the drives via SMB (CIFS) and iSCSI. I'll probably also use AFP, DAAP, & uPnP in the future.
It does not seem like the same drive (or RAID) can be used for both SMB and iSCSI access. Is this correct, or have I missed something? (Note: I know you can make a file on a drive accessible via iSCSI, but this it not what I want since you cant see this data from SMB)
If the answer to #1 is really no, are there good workarounds for this? I came up with a few solutions (and am open to more), but need to understand what the best option is.
Solution A: Keep the drives out of RAID. Mount one for SMB and the other for iSCSI. Use rsync(?) to do hourly syncs. (Realtime sync is not critical here, I just need to make sure I don't lose all data if one drive dies)
Solution B: Create the RAID drives as iSCSI, then have FreeNAS access this target and re-mount it fro SMB. Not even sure if this works, and it sounds like a bit of a Rube Goldberg machine.
Solution C: I don't love either of the above options and was hoping for a better solution!
Thanks for any input here!