Adventures in OpenSolaris - Journey to a Home NAS comes to an end
By user12609114 on Dec 27, 2008
Building my home NAS was quite and exciting journey for me. Thank you for coming along with me through these entries!
My goal when I set out was to build a home ZFS Fileserver to provide a safe backup point for my data. My other goal was to do it as inexpensive as possible. My total build cost was ~$225 for the purchase of the the Hard Drives, SATA card, and network card. Truly an exceptional value for what I now have!
From a performance standpoint, the file server is extremely responsive. To be fair if there where several users hitting it, it may not perform, but for my home office environment it is spectacular.
I hope that this journey inspires you to take on the challenge of building a home NAS for yourself. I know many home users have that old computer sitting in the basement or closet wondering what to do with it. Put it to good use and do yourself a huge favor by backing up your data.
And while it it sad to see this journey come to end, maybe it quite hasn't? There is a new feature in OpenSolaris 2008.11, called Time Slider, that is a gui interface to build snapshots. Sounds like an opportunity to let the adventure continue!
Note: This entry is part of series which starts here