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Creating a NAS Box with an Existing System

Jun 03, 2010, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey B. Layton)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"There are many times when you need shared storage, a common file system or the ability to have data to be easily shared between clients (even ones that might be heterogeneous). Ideally you want something standards-based so you can share data with Linux, BSD, OSX, or even Windows systems. Fortunately there is a standard for shared storage: Network File System (NFS). In fact, it is the only standard file system and is the driving force behind the creation of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices in widespread use today.

"This article takes a quick peak at NFS and NAS devices and presents simple steps for getting NFS going on almost any existing server you might have. Since NFS is the driving force behind this, let's start with a quick review of NFS."

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