Be a man, build a NAS

The more I listen to the guys at BSDNow the more I start thinking about using BSD/JAILS/ZFS to solve the IT related problems that I face.

The current problem surfaced in our Advanced Optical Imaging Research Group: there was a need for a storage with fault tolerance on disk fails, and it had to be accessible around the department with Windows/Linux, and also from home.
+ it had to be cheap/free
+ low maintenance cost (time, $)
+ Gigabit fast on reads
+ TB large Continue reading “Be a man, build a NAS”