The nightmare of Network attached storage that fails and then fails while you are trying to move it to another new NAS before it takes a complete dump

30 Nov 2014 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 8

  1. Irreverent Monk 30 Nov 2014 Reply

    ZFS. Not helpful right now, but for future planning, it's something to think about.

  2. Brent Burzycki 30 Nov 2014 Reply

    +Irreverent Monk I sadly have heard ZFS muttered for many many years…

  3. Irreverent Monk 30 Nov 2014 Reply

    Well, maybe this will motivate you 🙂

  4. Irreverent Monk 30 Nov 2014 Reply

    FreeBSD has been putting a lot of work in and is stable for home use. Illumos is backed by former ZFS core engineers now working on ZFS at other companies.

  5. Marc Stowe 30 Nov 2014 Reply

    I set up a NAS at the studio with a two drive failure tolerance. Then, about a year into its service, one of the main folders we share somehow became corrupted and could not be accessed over the network. The ultimate solution was to move all the data to a new folder and, even though I had created a backup, it was still a terrifying thing to do. It's easy to think that just because you have multiple drives with redundant copies of the data you'll be fine but there is still a lot that can easily go wrong with these devices.

  6. Irreverent Monk 30 Nov 2014 Reply

    That's the good thing about ZFS. It fixes file corruption issues if there is a redundant piece of info available.

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