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 Post subject: Converting to NASlite
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:30 am 
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Hello,

I currently run a custom debian debootstrap with SMB/NFS/FTP on two 256mb compactflash cards in RAID1 for my OS.

Specs:
Dell workstation mounted in Antec 4u rackmount
P4 1.7GHz
512mb DDR
PCI Sil3132 6channel STAT raid card
PCI Dlink DGE-530T gigabit NIC

I had a heck of a time with the DGE-530T, had to recompile sk98lin and force insert it on boot (init script) but I get full 1000base reported

The current NAS configuration I have is:
2x320GB SATAII NCQ matched pair
2x500GB SATAII NCQ matched par
LVM2 with 4096km PE's fully expanded and formatted as SGI's XFS filesystem (1.49TB)
I quite like the preformance of the XFS filesystem as the NAS handles multimedia editing dumps and group swap data
file sizes: 85% >20mb, 10% <1mb, 5% pdf's and documentation (2-3mb)

MY questions are:
Does NASLite support XFS and logical volume management or would I need to migrate to another system? I assume since their is no software raid and hardware raid should always be optional LVM was the only other way to effectively span drives.
Does NASLite support my evil DGE-530T nic out of the box or will I need to re-compile it again?

Thanks,

Trevor Johansen ~Bespoke Technologies


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