I am playing with Mint on the latest Ubuntu LTS. I see there are specific distros for NAS OS’s.
Is there a NAS service or feature of Mint or can be installed, like FreeNAS. I’m going to repurpose a laptop w/external drives to run Plex and backup our personal data from around the house computers.
@CaptnJB , I just wanted to let you know that there is an upcoming lesson on the LMS where @vasileios will be explaining exactly that. I have been pestering him for months - LOL. Cheers!!
The NAS service/package? How do I get notified of that?
The LMS is the subscription aspect of the Jeff.Pro channel. What I will be going through is the process of creating a Samba Server and a NextCloud, well… personal cloud. That will allow multiple accounts and syncing or backing up, regardless of the number of systems you have.
If you’re looking for a dedicated service otherwise, I believe TrueNAS was mentioned here more than once.
@CaptnJB @vasileios will be letting, at the very least, me, know when this is happening. We can always check with him to see if he can just drop a line on this post. I have been asking abou NAS and the possibility of using an older tower (or laptop) instead of buying an NAS for around $500 including drives. I believe he mentioned NextCloud but I could be mistaken. Cheers!!
This is a demanding course, for which I’ll need to run several tests to ensure all features are enabled. Especially since NextCloud needs to be tied to a good database (other than SQLlite), so, it won’t be fast.
@vasileios as long as it does what I need it to do, NAS with older equipment and FOSS. As always, YOU ROCK!!!
Right now I’m in play mode. I’m gonna look at TruNAS too. I’ve got an old MediaSonic pro box I can load up with drives.
I haven’t tried MediaSonic personally, so I can’t attest to how it will work. However, from a short look on NewEgg, I see it’s a nice box to have. You could easily connect it to a system, if it doesn’t run an OS itself (Synology NAS runs on a light Linux version), then you can connect it via USB to another system and yes, use it as a server.
Thanks guys! I’m gonna research Nextcloud.
I’ve backed up off line since Crashplan was around. I use iDrive now. However, I want it all local and I have the safe storage area for it now and the network to support it.
I have 2 windows PC (kids/school), iMac, MacBook both work. They dualboot to Linux Mint right now.
My next stop is the AmateurRadio area.