[PLUG] Network Attached Storage - Linux experience

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 04:50:16 PDT 2012


On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Vikas Damodar Garud <vikas at techqual.com>wrote:

> On Monday 17 Sep 2012 4:40:20 PM Arun Khan wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Vikas Damodar Garud <vikas at techqual.com
> >
> wrote:
> SNIP
> >
> > For a home grown solution search "Linux NAS" and one of the ref. links is
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage>
> > that lists quite a few open source NAS solutions.
> >
> > IMO,  you should have done this in the first place.
>
>
> Thanks for quick response.  I had seen through this link, and some more.
> Sorry, I did not mention it in my mail.   However, they talk about running
> a
> file server connected to network.  Whereas, the network storage drives
> (from
> Seagate or Western Digital) connect to the router - all the hardware is
> contained in the disk enclosure itself.  I was wondering if I can use the
> same.
>
> Looks like I need to use a old desktop as file server if I want to be
> certain
> about storing and accessing my data from any connected devices.
>
> Thanks once again for the help.
>

IIRC, Dlink and some other companies had some low cost NAS boxes products.
Get one of those boxes, add whatever disks you want and connect on the
network. It should be as simple as that.

Regards
-Sudhanwa

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