[ale] DIY NAS vs Boxed NAS?

James Taylor james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
Fri Nov 30 17:40:19 EST 2018

I’ve been using sles server based iscsi for shared storage and backup for years.
I recently purchased a Synology ds1815+ to replace it.
It is smaller and has the benefit of name cache. 
Part of the reason I replace my current servers with the Synology was that the hardware was getting very long in the tooth for primary storage us, and the new box is way smaller, quieter and uses a lot less power.

> On Nov 30, 2018, at 2:26 PM, 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 users.
> 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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