Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS
If you've got an old system with a lot of hard drives laying around, Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a great way to make an obsolete system useful. I played around with FreeNAS once & was very pleased at how simple it was to setup. Here's a quick guide for getting it up & running.
This tutorial shows how you can set up a network-attached storage server with FreeNAS.
FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system and supports CIFS
(samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC, SSH, local user authentication, and software
RAID (0, 1, 5). It comes with a powerful web interface and uses very
little space on the hard drive – about 32MB.
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