Home Server - Community Edition VS Napp-it / FreeNas / Others
We're just in the process of starting to finalize our build for our SAN at the datacenter, but hoping for some input for my home server. I currently run an Adaptec RAID Controller to 12 2tb hitachi drives (raid 6), and was looking at alternatives.
I'm going to be getting new 3tb drives, and realized I would hit the limitation on the community edition(18tb). I looked up Napp-it, and seems like I can have web functionality (I'm not very familiar with using ZFS from the command line) - with no storage limitations.
I think the storage limitation should be much higher - at least for home usage, but can see how that could be abused.
Also looks like FreeNAS supports ZFS, just an older version?
Essentially just looking for something that's a breeze to maintain with simple iSCSI/NFS support.
Any thoughts / advice?
Thanks in advance,
RE: Home Server - Community Edition VS Napp-it / FreeNas / Others - Added by FREDY . about 1 year ago
FreeNAS + ZFS doesn't seem to perform as good as Solaris+ZFS and as you said doesn't have the latest version of ZFS so I would suggest you stick to one of the below:
Either Illumian (http://www.illumian.org/) or Openindiana (http://openindiana.org/) + napp-it will work fine for you, but I suggest you to learn some command line stuff, mainly for diagnosis, they aren't very difficult. Hope it helps.