[Ubuntu-US-NM] FreeNAS vs. Nexenta?

DThomas at metrocourt.state.nm.us DThomas at metrocourt.state.nm.us
Tue Mar 4 20:52:24 GMT 2008


I'm going to have to give thsi a try.

David Thomas




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Oh and Todd my be interested in OpenFiler...

http://www.openfiler.com/

Eric


Eric Krieger wrote:
> FreeNAS is distro focused on creating a NAS  that is out of the box is
> easy to setup and configure via web interface and it is free and open
> sourced.
>
> Nexenta is a FULL OS  (i.e. like Solaris/OpenSolaris) but it has many of
> the features of Ubuntu (i.e. apt-get).  It would require a lot of
> hacking and tweaking to get Nexenta anywhere close to what FreeNAS can
> do.  Now the parent company (http://www.nexenta.com/corp/) that is
> developing the NexentaOS makes VM Appliance that is designed with the
> intend to create a NAS/SAN of your own making but it is not free.
>
> 
http://www.nexenta.com/corp/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=4&Itemid=67

>
> Now as to ZFS it is incorperated into all OpenSolaris and the latest
> release of Sun Solaris 10.   ZFS is cool and very similar  to NetApp's
> WAFL file system, which is why NetApp is suing Sun and in return Sun is
> suing NetApp.  I've played with ZFS and it does what it claims but it is
> clunky no where near as easy to use as WALF which is why Sun released to
> to the Open Source Community.    Sun needs help making it easier to use.
>
>
> Eric
>
>
>
> Tina Caton wrote:
> 
>> Eric - just curious - what are the pros and cons:
>>
>> FreeNAS vs. Nexenta?
>>
>> My understanding is that Nexenta will do snapshots - ZFS.
>> Cool thing is that the platform is OpenSolaris but environment is 
Ubuntu
>> Just a thought. (This is a Todd question by the way.)
>>
>> http://www.linux.com/feature/57628
>> http://www.pramnos.com/story69-2391.html
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexenta_OS
>> http://www.tummy.com/journals/entries/jafo_20060717_123009
>> 
http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.php?linux_distribution_sm=Nexenta%20OS%20Alpha%207

>>
>> Tina
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>>   [Ubuntu-US-NM] EPC Shared Storage Ideas?
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>> One of the things that I've really been mulling over for the EPC
>> Project was how to do shared storage. This is something that I see
>> would not only be used among the Computer Lab PC's but also throughout
>> EPC. Now this is not something that I'm seeing that we need to
>> implement Feb 24th but rather later on. That said I'm I would like all
>> ideas from as many of you as possible. So here's what I see that the
>> shared storage needs to be... 1. Cheap or Free Hardware. 2. Excellent
>> hardware support. 3. Fault tolerant. 3. Easy to setup. 4. Easy to
>> maintain. 5. Support as many file sharing protocols as possible. 6.
>> Good support from the Open source community. The software project that
>> seems to fit all of the above appears to be the FreeNAS Project
>> (http://www.freenas.org <http://www.freenas.org/>). I think we have
>> all the hardware to build a FreeNAS box except for the hard drives.
>> Are there any other thoughts or experiences with something better?
>> Thanks, - Eric ---------------------------------------- Eric J.
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>> From unmlobo at gmail.com  Tue Feb 12 11:36:06 2008
>> From: unmlobo at gmail.com (Eric Krieger)
>> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 04:36:06 -0700
>> Subject: [Ubuntu-US-NM] The Ubuntu of Open Solaris?
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>> What the saying? "To copy is the highest form of praise" conversely to
>> "assassinate is the severest form of criticism." =P
>>
>> Anyway, stumbled across a new
>>  distro of Open Solaris that incorporates
>> many of the features of Ubuntu.
>>
>> http://www.nexenta.org/os 
>>
>> - Eric 
>>
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>>
>> Tina C.
>> ;-) tincatz at yahoo.com
>>
>> "The universe is an intelligence test." --Timothy Leary 
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