I will be running a server which will work with data on a local disk. I would also like to share the volume over the LAN with Samba or NFS to servers which will also be writing to data on the disc.
Should my main server act as both a Samba/NFS server and client (i.e. everything interacting with the disc through samba)? Or is it safe to mount and work with the mounted drive normally on the main server, while at the same time other servers are writing to data through Samba/NFS?
Also any opinions on choice of network file server are welcomed. Thanks!