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Dusting off old PC with FreeNAS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NolanWNET, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. NolanWNET

    NolanWNET Network Guru Member

    I was about to buy an NSLU2 but I ran into FreeNAS while doing a google's search. So I decided to give it a try since I had two old PCs laying around. First, I tried to install it in a Pentium 166MHz but for some reason the computer started to crash while booting up. My next option was a AMD Duron 800MHz PC with 256MB ram.

    The instalation went flawless. I used an old 3 GB HD for the system and a 80GB for storage. This software is rock-solid, so far I have transfered about 60GB without a hicup.

    Has anyone else tried FreeNAS???
     
  2. NolanWNET

    NolanWNET Network Guru Member

    I ran into my first issue with my freenas server but it was hardware related. This morning I noticed that the network drive was not accesible form any of my networked PCs and I wasn't able to ping the server. I remembered that I had some conectivity issues about two years ago with the same board using the onboard NIC.

    Replaced with a linksys NIC and reconfigured FreeNAS for the new NIC and it is now back online..... :rockon:
     
  3. vibe666

    vibe666 Network Guru Member

    what linksys NIC are you using? is it a wifi one?

    I'm about to build my first freenas box but a friend of mine tried one with a wmp54g v2 and couldn't get it working.

    i have a wmp54gs that i plan on using, but it'd be nice to know in advance if i should expect problems.

    thanks. :)
     
  4. ccbadd

    ccbadd Network Guru Member

    I have a NSLU2 and just can't deal with the throughput so I have ordered a new PC to setup with FreeNAS. Could you let us (me) know a few things?

    1. Give us some sort of estimate on tranfer rates.
    2. How is the latency while browsing Samba shares.
    3. How easy it is to configure USB/Firewire drives?
    4. How easy is it to manage?

    I really want to be able to configure nightly backups to FAT32 drives connected via USB2/Firewire. This gives me a really quick meathod to get the data available again should the FreeNAS server go down. Can this be done via the web gui or do I have to automate it using scripting?

    Thanks for any help you can give.
     

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