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Stackable means that there is a method to connect more disks to the same NAS controller, usually via SAS or something like that, so you can increase the capacity of the same device. While the Netgear will be available with a 12x2TB (24GB) configuration shortly, according to their website, I don't think that this system will fit your needs, as you will be ...


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NET USE does not allow you to connect to the same server with different credentials. This is because it reuses the same relationship to map additional shares on the same server. You can work around this by making windows think it's a different server either by creating DNS aliases for the same NAS with different names or editing the hosts file on the ...


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It will work as you describe but I see no reason not to present the same shares concurrently to both ESXi boxes. That way you get to move your VM's around relatively easily, you wont have vMotion without the appropriate licenses and vCenter but you can still move VM's around by shutting them down, deregistering and importing them on the alternate host. 8GB ...


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The ReadyNAS systems have custom made RISC CPUs, there's no BIOS (as you know it); currently FreeNAS only releases i386 and amd64 versions, and the on-board flash likely isn't big enough either.


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The Sun x4540 will support the storage size you need and ZFS makes it easy to share via CIFS for your Windows machines or you can export the storage over iSCSI. However, as other have mentioned, you should really have a plan for backups and redundancy. Since you don't have any IT staff a vendor who will set everything up for you is probably a good choice.


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I have seen this happen (rarely) before when doing compressed rsync between machines. In all cases where I have seen it the data itself was already compressed to begin with (e.g. video-files or zip's). Most files come through OK. Once in w while a specific file has this problem. Try it without compression. (no -z flag on rsync.) There could be something ...


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I just did this myself on my ReadyNAS and found that the module name is the name of the share. So to transfer all my films to the Video directory under the media share I used: rsync -rth --progress --stats --partial /home/data/Video/ user@192.168.1.129::media/Video Obviously you need to enable rsync under the share settings (I enabled authentication ...


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When you run rsync HOST::PATH, rsync uses the rsync protocol (there must be an rsync daemon at the other end). When you run rsync HOST:PATH, rsync uses ssh (or rsh) for transport (there must be an ssh (or rsh) server and an rsync executable at the other end). If ReadyNAS must use the rsync protocol, or if you prefer to use it, read the rsync manual for how ...


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If you're interested in a DIY solution, you might consider using the Backblaze approach: http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/petabytes-on-a-budget-how-to-build-cheap-cloud-storage/


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Basically this should do the trick: ncftpput -R -u username-here -p "password-here" 12.12.12.12 /remote/dir /my/local/dir Of course you replace username, password, IP and directories with your information :)


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I discovered my answer here. - "With mdadm, a 2 drive RAID 5 is binary identical to a RAID1, not RAID 0"


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You may get argument about this, but... I wouldn't bother on a local network. Compression just burns up your CPU and probably won't save you enough time on the backup to justify it, since the network link is probably faster than you can push data through it, compressed or not. Now if you were running rsync across a WAN then it would be a good idea; since ...


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It doesn't have to be the same network folder that's mapped. It could be a different folder on the same server, a subfolder of the folder already mapped (which qualifies as my first guess). Not sure how you pulled it off on the first machine, but the best course of action is to check the box that say 'connect using different credentials'. There is an answer ...


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You can add a larger disk, but the extra space will not be utilized until all disks are at least that size. When the init is complete, your data volume will begin to expand automatically. X-RAID supports replacing each of your disks with larger capacity disks while keeping your data intact, whether you have 2, 3, or 4 disks. Just reboot the ReadyNAS to ...


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The default search path for mibs probably doesn't include /usr/share/snmp, nor /usr/share/snmp/mibs, depending on which Ubuntu flavor you're dealing with. I believe the "correct" place for any recent release would be /usr/share/mibs/site/, which should cause it to be auto-discovered by the snmp tools. You should avoid using human-readable OID references ...


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You likely have a cheap modem / router unit that is set to have domain.actdsltmp as the default domain. I wouldn't be surprised if there's some device by Actiontec on the network. Look in the firmware of your modem / router and replace it with a domain.tld that fits your scenario.


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Looks like you already got your answer. I will agree with the prevailing wisdom here - contact ReadyNAS support. They're likely going to be the only ones that can give you a definitive answer here.


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The ReadyNAS 1100 uses the SPARC IT1004, per the forum link below, so no, you can't install FreeNAS on it because of the processor and other reasons which are not obvious at the moment. It would be interesting project to port FreeNAS to it, but that's going to require lots of knowledge on using FreeBSD as an embedded operating system. Netgear Forums: x6/600 ...


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File level backups don't backup things like disk partitioning, formatting and boot-sector information - so you can't directly recover. If the recovery hardware is not identical to the old hardware. I would perform a new clean install of Linux and then restore (most of) the files from your rsync backup. If the recovery hardware is identical to the old ...


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Try /. or /./ if it insists on it ending with a trailing slash. Edit: Note that I'm not sure how RedyNAS does its backups -- If it's going to create a directory and copy files into it you may wind up with a horrible circular mess and a full disk... Test this on non-valuable data first :-)


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These answers are alright. It is 2012 though and I should mention one thing. ZFS works almost anywhere. These already ready to go distros are nice but when you have to customize them. They are not. FreeBSD and ZFS has been tested to work great if you want to avoid OpenIndiana. Alot of the NAS distros are bringing ZFS support and even Linux has hardcore ...


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I just installed an Isilon clustered NAS. Started with 24 tera useable on a few nodes & can scale up to over a peta by just plugging in additional nodes. The nice thing is each node added gives both additional storage & throughput, as each node acts as a head node to the clustered. All in a single large filesystem


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Normally I'd recommend a NetApp 3100-series for something like this, they're fast, easy to setup/use and pretty resilient but they have a hard-limit of 16TB per presented volume. If seeing this 24TB storage as a single volume is really important then perhaps you could use an HP EVA FC SAN box combined with Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows - that will ...


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To get the exact configuration you want your prob going to get the best results from building the machine yourself and using something like Openfiler or FreeNas as your OS. You can then configure the machine exactly the way you want it. That said, there are obviously some downsides to this. You need to commit the time to building and configuring this, and ...


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I've used openfiler with good success on centOS 5.x


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Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems ZFS: 1x 24TB share is no problem end-to-end checksumming ARC (Adaptive Replacement Cache), Hybrid Strage pool / SSD support for read and write cache snapshots / clones NFS4 / CIFS nice Web interface with "Analytics" analyzer module RAIDZ2 (soon RAIDZ3), RAID1, redundancy modes Infiniband interconnect support; iSCSI ...


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Why bother with two low spec machines, I'd be tempted to simply buy a single server with 12GB memory, an E5540 and run the VMs from local disks - it'll be MUCH faster than trying to run it from low-end NFS mounts - easier to setup too.


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I don't believe the ReadyNAS 2100 supports cluster (ie multiple concurrent host) access to iSCSI targets. This in not uncommon on entry level iSCSI h/w. That may be fixed in a firmware revision, best ask NETGEAR directly.



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