[ale] DIY NAS vs Boxed NAS?

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 15:28:32 EST 2018

Always diy. Buying premade is cheating.

Xfs or ext4. Unless you plan on shrinking a partition, xfs. 

On November 30, 2018 3:26:19 PM EST, Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>I'm making a plan for some major network and hardware updates over the
>next year at home.  One of the things on the list has been a large-ish
>NAS box for storing backup images of the various computers, recording
>video from IP security cameras, and possibly just having a small shared
>area for files that need to be shared among multiple computers and
>Given the proliferation of various boxed NAS devices like Synology,
>QNAP, etc. I wanted to find out what other people would consider doing,
>whether they'd just get a boxed device or put together one from a
>motherboard, some SATA cards and a case.
>One other thing: what file system would you put on top of the array?
>EXT4, Brtfs, something else?
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