[Samba] Low cost additional storage on a Samba server

Jean-Francois Leblond jfleblond68 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 30 03:59:53 GMT 2009


Thanks for the advice.

I already use software raid to mirror (raid-1) the 2 internal disks of the machine and it worked perfectly fine.

Unfortunatly, the machine is a pizza box and doesn't accept more than 2 internal disks.

I prefer the eSATA suggestion. My only problem is to find a eSATA controller that support Redhat EL v4.4 (Centos v4.4).

Do you have any suggestions for a eSATA controller with good Linux support ?

How can I list the sata controllers supported by Centos 4.4 ?

JF Leblond
jfleblond68 at hotmail.com

> Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:25:12 +0200
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Low cost additional storage on a Samba server
> From: michal.dobroczynski at gmail.com
> To: jfleblond68 at hotmail.com
> CC: samba at lists.samba.org
> Hello,
> Some of our shares available via Samba come "via NFS" and so far we
> had no problems at all, thus I can recommend you that solution (people
> have no problems with ØÆÅ characters here). If you are unsure - run
> little tests, play with different character supports and then roll the
> real solution. You can even use your laptop for that.
> On top of that please consider another option - you can just buy a
> SATA controller and put inside two 1TB disks (if you wish to have a
> nicely working RAID1 for example). A long lasting setup with
> redundancy - and with current prices I would consider that affordable,
> close to low-cost. The best plus is that you get 1TB of space and you
> don't need a drive bay for n-disks in order to have similar capacity.
> About TB disks - we have been careful in the beginning, because some
> time ago TB disks "were a bit too new" to be used in production
> (slight paranoids here). But right now I'm about to install Linux on a
> new server with 4x1TB drives.
> Regards,
> Michal
> 2009/4/28 Jean-Francois Leblond <jfleblond68 at hotmail.com>:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > At my client, I installed  Samba v3
> > on a Linux box (Centos 4) with a NT style domain to act as a file server (about 50 Windows clients).
> > It's been running fine for a few years now.
> >
> > It's about to run out of disk space.
> >
> > I was looking for a low cost solution and came across the low-cost NAS that are available now for the soho market.
> >
> > The problem is that some support only smb file access for Linux clients which for my case would be out of the question.
> >
> > Some support NFS mounts from Linux host.
> >
> > I wanted to have some of your comments on presenting a NFS mounted filesystem on my Samba server to Windows clients. Do you think, I would be looking for trouble ? I'm in a french speaking region so we're using accent. My experience with NFS is a little bit old and I want to make sure I wouldn't loose the french accent or spaces in filenames along the way.
> >
> > Of course a direct-attached storage would be a sure thing but I was looking for a lower cost solution.
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > JF Leblond
> >
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