Go Back   Technibble Forums > Operating Systems > Linux

  Technibble Sponsor

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-11-2013, 10:15 PM
JustInspired's Avatar
JustInspired JustInspired is online now
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,929
JustInspired is a jewel in the roughJustInspired is a jewel in the roughJustInspired is a jewel in the rough
Default OMV NAS which Filesystem to use?

Hello all you Linux peeps!

I have installed OpenMediaVault on my little HP Microserver. SSD for the boot drive.

I have two 3TB Western Digital Red hard drives in a OMV mirror for data. Specifically I will be storing customers' drive images (large files) transferred via FTP or shares on the LAN.

What is the best filesystem to use for the mirror? I'm confused with all the options - Ext4, XFS, JFS etc.

Also, what is the recommended method of setting up shares on the NAS that will be accessed by my customers' Windows PCs?

Many thanks,

Julian
__________________
My name is Julian... My company name is JustInspired (named after my little boy - Justin).

Kent Computer & Laptop Repairs
Kent Laptop Screen Replacement
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-11-2013, 11:34 PM
SilverLeaf's Avatar
SilverLeaf SilverLeaf is online now
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,128
SilverLeaf is a jewel in the roughSilverLeaf is a jewel in the roughSilverLeaf is a jewel in the rough
Default

Ext4 would be my choice. Fast, stable, and well supported. Possibly more important, if something unfortunate happens, I know my data recovery software supports Ext4. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't support XFS or JFS.
__________________


My guides for using Parted Magic in the shop:

Hardware Testing With Parted Magic
Guide to Using ddrescue
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-11-2013, 11:47 PM
JustInspired's Avatar
JustInspired JustInspired is online now
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,929
JustInspired is a jewel in the roughJustInspired is a jewel in the roughJustInspired is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverLeaf View Post
Ext4 would be my choice. Fast, stable, and well supported. Possibly more important, if something unfortunate happens, I know my data recovery software supports Ext4. I'm pretty sure that it doesn't support XFS or JFS.
Good point about the data recovery scenario. I hadn't thought that far ahead. Thank you.
__________________
My name is Julian... My company name is JustInspired (named after my little boy - Justin).

Kent Computer & Laptop Repairs
Kent Laptop Screen Replacement
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-2013, 01:28 AM
SAG's Avatar
SAG SAG is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 1,151
SAG is a jewel in the roughSAG is a jewel in the roughSAG is a jewel in the rough
Default

Been using OMV since pre alpha. Love it.
Ext4 all the way.
__________________
I am a signature virus, please copy me to your .signature so that I may continue to spread.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2013, 06:41 AM
JustInspired's Avatar
JustInspired JustInspired is online now
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,929
JustInspired is a jewel in the roughJustInspired is a jewel in the roughJustInspired is a jewel in the rough
Default

Thanks SAG. I thought I might hear from you. In fact it's been some of your previous posts about OMV that swayed me towards it

Any tips on setting up shares?
__________________
My name is Julian... My company name is JustInspired (named after my little boy - Justin).

Kent Computer & Laptop Repairs
Kent Laptop Screen Replacement
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2013, 12:24 PM
SAG's Avatar
SAG SAG is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 1,151
SAG is a jewel in the roughSAG is a jewel in the roughSAG is a jewel in the rough
Default

No tipes needed, was designed to be intuitive.
Create RAID.
Create Filesystem(s) on RAID.
Create Shared Folders.
Then configure the services to share those folders.

My only tip is.... if you don't know why you need to use ACL, don't!
__________________
I am a signature virus, please copy me to your .signature so that I may continue to spread.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-15-2013, 10:43 AM
JustInspired's Avatar
JustInspired JustInspired is online now
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,929
JustInspired is a jewel in the roughJustInspired is a jewel in the roughJustInspired is a jewel in the rough
Default

Just wanted to check in and say thanks guys.

My MicroServer is running like a dream. Got the two 3TB WD Red drives in a mirror. Saving up for two more.

I was able to get the share for my customer image dumps working with anonymous read/write access via explorer etc but I could not get the same share to do the same thing on FTP. I could log in anonymously but could not write or delete anything. I had to put in a user and password.

Love that this (like my old FreeNAS box) has a Recycle Bin! Great for those DOH! moments that happen when sleepily deleting stuff on a network share.
__________________
My name is Julian... My company name is JustInspired (named after my little boy - Justin).

Kent Computer & Laptop Repairs
Kent Laptop Screen Replacement
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Technibble.com is based out of MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.